The Feather River College Writing Club took a wild card chance and applied for our community college to be one of the stops Ariana Huffington would do on her national book tour for her new book Third World America. Ariana stated that she would make an unscheduled (and free) stop in a region in the US that was economically depressed (this is Q-topia, not utopia). Out of over 200 submissions, Huffington Post picked the application for FRC to be in the final 15. Currently there is voting on the Huffington Post website underway, Please vote (for us)!
Margaret Garcia wrote the application, and after you have voted, you should click over to her blog, Tales of a Sierra Madre, to read her latest poems and essays. (Note to readers, her blog does not have a full RSS feed, so in a reader you only see the first few lines of poetry all smashed together, so you actually need to visit the site.) As a rule I object to partial feeds (read why here), but I think her work is worth the extra click.
I know that this post skirts the edge of the Ad-Free Blog logo on the left. Think of this as an ad for Q-topia rather than the book. I can't say that I am a huge fan of Ariana Huffington, but she is clearly in the vanguard of challenging the entrenched old media establishment in what I consider a fundamentally positive way. Even though I may or may not agree with everything she says, I do listen to her point of view.
Even on a holiday weekend Saturday afternoon it's unusual to have car-less person-less moment in front of the QNF Coop (but there are patrons inside).
Frequent visitors to the Urbanity blogs may notice the flag meme. Other readers may recognize the sunflowers that the BlackOakNaturalist occasionally features, as he did on the same day this photo was taken. To learn a little something about sunflower flowers, read this. Thanks Joe.
In the spirit of Lora's original Oh, the urbanity!, Q-topia is the unurbanity with the rurality only a few blocks away. Lora's updates are now on TheUrbanity.tmblr.com. As Philly is Phunny, Quincy is Quirky.