Former Marine Richard Gilbert is learning to live every day with the effects of traumatic brain injury. Going back to college and moving in with his girlfriend have presented particular challenges.
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Giselle Sterling and her father, Nelson, both served in the Marines — she in Afghanistan, he in Vietnam. They’re only now beginning to talk to each other about the experience of war, and what it’s done to their long-term pictures of themselves.
“I greatly want girlfriends. Like my kind mom says, I need patience and the real advice from a knowledgeable person. Like, how do you find the woman of your dreams?”
Even when half the country wakes up thrilled and the other half disappointed, there’s no escaping the fact that progress tends to start on the ground level. So: How do you plan to improve your own little corner of the world?
What happens when you invite two dozen PIN sources to sit in a circle and share their stories about alienation and politics? Turns out, they make friends — despite their political differences.
Rev. Bonnie Wilcox, like so many clergy around the country, knows her congregation is politically divided. She walks a delicate line between offering pastoral guidance about “moral issues” and keeping her own political views to herself — even on social media, where she is both minister and “friend.”
Listen to the stories of doubt, indecision, religion, science, memories, childhood and relationships that have informed the decision-making of a handful of Minnesotans as they prepare to vote Nov. 6.
Is Facebook actually helping you express yourself in ways you wouldn’t feel comfortable doing in person? Have you learned something important from a Twitter post? Or are you so sick of election noise that you turn to social networks as a form of refuge?
Every two years — and especially every four — Americans are confronted with a red-blue divide that polarizes the candidates and the public. The stories we’ve heard from more than 500 people paint a picture of a social fabric under tremendous strain from the pressures of the political season.
Seventy-five percent of Americans who use social networks say their friends post political statements online, according to a new survey. Eighteen percent of users have gotten so fed up they’ve blocked, unfriended or hidden some of those friends.