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Birthday History Challenge

Today is my birthday. That makes it a great time for a birthday history challenge! I can credit my birthday for nudging me toward history, specifically astrology. Yes, astrology. That unscientific load of hogwash** that aligns human personalities to the constellations. I’m a Libra and a proud one, at that. The symbol for Libra is the scales of justice and I’m all about fairness and justice and balance. It’s the only symbol within western astrology…

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Letters to Legislators: Disable the Mute Button

When I was a kid, my mom used to laugh at me for yelling at the TV whenever I saw injustice playing out on shows. Yes, most of these shows were fiction, but I simply couldn’t stand the unfairness. One of my kindred spirits, a woman who could not tolerate injustice, is Eleanor Roosevelt. She died before I was born, but we share the same birthday, October 11, and I wrote a research paper on…

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