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The Wave

From: WTIP
Series: Of Woods and Words
Length: 04:18

Ada Igoe is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, she shares her perspectives through Of Woods and Words. In this episode, Ada discusses assimilating to her new neighborhood and the moral obligation of waving while driving.
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Wave_small To wave or not to wave, that is the question. Is a person morally obligated to wave at the person in the passing lane while driving? Is there some sort of selection process involved, or should one wave at every person he or she passes? These are only some of the questions that Ada ponders in this episode of Of Woods and Words.

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To wave or not to wave, that is the question. Is a person morally obligated to wave at the person in the passing lane while driving? Is there some sort of selection process involved, or should one wave at every person he or she passes? These are only some of the questions that Ada ponders in this episode of Of Woods and Words.

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I grew up just outside of Grand Marais, or “in town” as we say around these parts. So although I’ve spent the vast majority of my life in Cook County, I am still what you’d call a Gunflint Trail transplant. Least this seem like an overstatement, let me remind you that the sense of geographical location can be so strong in Cook County that people can live here for 30 years and still, not quite, be considered a local. Because of this pervading mentality, I fear someday soon, someone from the Trail will realize that I didn’t have an hour-long bus ride to school when I was growing up and that they will drag me out of my cabin and shoo me back to town where I belong.

To quell this largely irrational fear, I have done my best to assimilate. I have kind of conquered my fear of winter driving, I now own a pair of wool pants, and I have been known to go grouse hunting. Sometimes I even go fis...
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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Ada Igoe is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, she shares her perspectives through Of Woods and Words. In this episode, Ada discusses assimilating to her new neighborhood and the moral obligation of waving while driving.

OUTRO:

That was Of Woods and Words from WTIP North Shore Community Radio, online at wtip.org. Support for this feature comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Support for this feature comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.