Historic Preservation | Weitzman School

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Photo Darryl Moran courtesy Eastern State Penitentiary Historic SiteIn an essay in the newly-published volume Values in Heritage Management: Emerging Approaches and Research Directions (Getty Conservation Institute, 2019), Randall Mason, an associate professor in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, explains how Philadelphia’s iconic Eastern State Penitentiary is both an archive of past events and agent of contemporary social change....

Death Cafe NW Philadelphia

NW Philadelphia Death Café launches Thursday February 20, 2PM- 4PM. We will gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Our objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” This is a discussion group with no agenda or objectives, and is not a substitute for grief support. Cake, coffee and tea provided. All are welcome!

Facilitated by Maggie Beaumont.

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FactCheck.org debunks coronavirus myths | Penn Today

Since China first reported an atypical cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan in late December, myths abound about the virus responsible for the outbreak, the novel coronavirus. To combat misinformation, the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org has published a series of articles countering common misunderstandings and mistruths. Source: FactCheck.org debunks coronavirus myths | Penn Today

Seers’ Charge – PaganSquare – PaganSquare – Join the conversation!

It is murky out there. It has been this way for a long time. There are roiling atmospheres of complicated astrological conditions that will persist for years. There are currents and crosscurrents of cultures, ideologies, and religions moving and colliding into whirlpools and riptides. And all that is churning while the icecaps are melting.  There are pundits, prophets, and profiteers with axes to grind. It seems a safe bet to put your money on cynicism, apocalyptic narratives, and apathy as respite.

Stop and take a deep breath