“The third place is such a simple idea - the wonder is that it had to catch on.”
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Ray Oldenburg talks about third placesOuça agora (19 min) | Recorded on Ray's birthday in April 2020
Not home, not work, our happy places
A window into Chinese culture from CCTV and Berkshire Publishing
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New Year's greetings from Great Barrington
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December 2022

At the solstice, two famous literary passages and a wish for 2023
My new year's resolutions started a little early this year

November 2022

Can global sports promote peace and reconciliation?
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Talking about China: how translation gets in the way of understanding and cooperation
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October 2022

Coffee shop, diner, or café - these special places help us get through the day
A landmark work is being published in Chinese more than a decade after the translation agreement was signed
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September 2022

The Ukraine invasion and reading for our age of crisis