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Roseville students suspected of racial hate crime using cotton balls

I know, it seems like I’m often the bearer of bad news. I am looking for a conversation on race in this country. Many problems have been solved, but there is a long way to go. 33 more words

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A biographer's long breath

Back in September, on 27th to be precise, a former professor of American and English literature at Leeds University, Park Honan, died at the age of eighty-six. 615 more words

George Calderon

Christmas Traditions at our House

Christmas Traditions at our House.


Christmas is full of traditions, from putting up a tree, to hanging stockings over the fireplace. During the years, our family has added to the list and I thought I would share a few with you. 464 more words

Caryn Moya Block

17 December 1914

                                                                                       42 WELL WALK,                                                                                                                                                                                                                       HAMPSTEAD

Dec. 17. 1914.

To the Adjutant General.


Not having yet seen my name in the Casualty lists, I have the honour to inform you that I was wounded near Ypres on October 29th, and sent back into hospital at Sussex Lodge, Regent’s Park.

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George Calderon

Total war comes closer

Today, 16 December 1914, at eight in the morning, three German battleships emerged from the fog off Scarborough and from a distance of less than half a mile shelled the town. 377 more words

George Calderon

'We are not bamboozled'

About now George Calderon was informed by letter, or told to his face, that his ‘real status’ was ‘that of interpreter’, i.e. not ‘second lieutenant’ as he had disingenuously interpolated in Form M.T. 199 more words

George Calderon

You Worry Your Whole Life…

About getting pregnant.

and trust me, I’m sure it would happen if you didn’t use protection when I was in my 20s and my then-husband didn’t have a job and good lord we couldn’t afford a baby. 344 more words

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