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Commonplace Entry 10: The Power Of Simple Lyrics

“Sunday, by the blue purple yellow red water On the green purple yellow red grass Let us pass through our perfect park Pausing on a Sunday By the cool blue triangular water On the soft green elliptical grass As we… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Entry 9: Yahoo Hacked

“Yahoo, which learned about the August 2013 hack last month, said it was separate from the massive breach announced in September. Yahoo attributed that attack, which compromised 500 million accounts, to a “state-sponsored actor,” but it has yet to identify… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Entry 8: Racist Robots

“A chatbot developed by Microsoft has gone rogue on Twitter, swearing and making racist remarks and inflammatory political statements.” The sentence above is two- fold because of the issues that the robots are having but also the deeper issues that… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Book #7: Fleming Quote

“[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation.” (205)   In… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Book 6: Being Concise

Original: In society today, it is offensive to blatantly segregate people ;thus people have resorted to segregating people through architecture since it is much less apparent. Schindler uses the park bench armrests as her primary example. At first glance the… Continue Reading →

The Commonplace Book Entry 5: Georgia Referendum

“Shall Property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?”   The root of the sentence above is… Continue Reading →

The Commonplace Book: Entry 4 Gender Inclusive Restrooms

American University authored this sign because they understood the need for an inclusive environment. This sign welcomes people who identify differently than the two perceived genders to utilize the restroom in a nonjudgmental communal fashion. Also, the sign includes people… Continue Reading →

“I tasted freedom and I liked it” Pronoun- I Noun-it, freedom Verb-tasted, liked Conjunction- and Root sentence: Freedom tasted, It liked New sentence: I liked freedom and I tast

Commonplace Book: Entry 2: The conversation

“The lack of public transit connections to areas north of the city makes it difficult for  those  who rely on transit primarily the poor and people of color to access job opportunities located in those suburbs.”   “This Article examines the… Continue Reading →

Commonplace: Entry 1

Original Sentences: The built environment does not fit within the definition of “regulation” as legal scholars traditionally employ that term; it is not a rule promulgated by an administrative body after a notice- and- comment period. The arcades were more… Continue Reading →

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