vol. 5, num. 9 :: 2006.05.05 — 2006.05.19
"Third place" is a term used to describe the places we gather with one another apart from work and home. This issue will take a look at the places where we renew ourselves and experience community.
An interview with Dale Ter Haar, owner of South Park Hardware in South Holland, Illinois.
A reflection on lives intersecting in unexpected spaces.
What is the relationship between church space and third place?
On how the Centennial Park Gazebo in Holland, Michigan, became engraved into a life story.
A story of discovering the place of refreshment.
A review of Susan Enan's five-song EP.
The merging of two cultures yields a lesson in experiencing community.
Even as big boxes multiply, ?neighborhood values? are becoming an important part of the national conversation.
How true love meets guilt and shame one fateful, folk-filled evening.
A review of Coffee and Cigarettes directed by Jim Jarmusch.
A biography and information about the sociologist who coined the term "third place."
Explore the web site for this important public space in Lake Forest, Washington.
On live performance space as "third place."
Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is a way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples, and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.
William C. Martin
The Parent’s Tao Te Ching
Hat tip: James Padilla-DeBorst
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