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A Mary Wilkins-Freeman twofer

Ever hear of Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1852 – 1930)? It’s not one of those names that has come ringing down the ages. She was one of those female New England regional writers… 1,518 more words


Idle No More: Keep The Redskins Name, Change The Logo

The news spread like wildfire when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) canceled six federal Washington Redskins trademark registrations.  Those who seemed to be most vocal about this decision were offended by the decision, and talk radio phone lines lit up for days afterwards with disgruntled fans arguing that North American Indians and the USPTO had no right to tell anyone in America what they could do with their “property.” 1,345 more words


Indian Summer - a novel by William Dean Howells

Ive always been fond of the term “Indian Summer – (both definitions, though only one applies to this book):
(From Merriam Webster)
1 : a period of warm or mild weather in late autumn or early winter… 669 more words