Shortly after we moved, someone (pity I cannot remember) turned me on to the organization that is now called Oregon Humanities. As a receiver of their magazine, I've found the last few issues to be improving; not that they were bad before, but rather they didn't seem very compelling to me. The last two issues, however, have kept me turning pages, saddened at the end, and strike me as quite reminiscent of The Sun, actually, right down to the reader's submission section!
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