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A Little History of the United States

I received a prepublication copy of this book (September 15, 2015) through NetGalley with the understanding that I would publish are review on my blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google + pages along with NetGalley, Amazon and Goodreads. 116 more words


King Blood, or 'the West' as some have imagined it

This contains the best goddamn description of Tulsa, Oklahoma you might ever find:

Tulsa lochopocas. A clanning place of the Osages.

It stood at the twin-forks of the Arkansas, near the confluence of the Verdigris; a center of commerce (in so far as there was any) and a conference site long before white man ever set foot on the American continent.

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The Pictorialists

 First in a series of pictorialist’s images. These photos of Native American Indians at the turn of the century beautifully rendered as any painters canvas. Reference, National Geographic, 1988.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on GMO - My response & why you shouldn't listen to him


There is a video going around ( Click here to watch it now  ) in which Neil DeGrasse Tyson ( astrophysicist , public speaker , and television show host ) says that he is fine with GMO and tells us all to “chill out ” . 2,116 more words



Well we got some gorgeous wonderful awesome cooler temps last week including about a 1/2″ of much-needed rain but then the heat wave came back. 103 yesterday with the same expected today. 629 more words


Marriage Equality Not for All

Every month in editing a newsletter for our local PFLAG group, I write articles about national and global news. This past month has been filled with the aftermath—and sometimes backlash—to the Supreme Court decision that LGBT people should have equal rights in marriage.  899 more words

Marriage Equality

civilrightsactivist reblogged this on Civil Rights Advocacy and commented:

Thanks Nel for highlighting this issue. I did not know that "One segment of the U.S. population not covered by the Supreme Court ruling that legalizes marriage equality is Native Americans living on reservations." Why? Because Congress or the tribes themselves must make that decision since reservations are sovereign lands and apparently are not under the direct purview of the US Supreme Court. I'm am pleased however to hear that "many tribes have changed their laws to legalize marriage equality or ruled that they will follow the rules of the state where reservations are located, but ten tribes, including the two largest ones of Cherokee Nation and the Navajo, have acts that prohibit same-gender marriage." I hope my readers read and then support their Native brothers and sisters in their efforts to gain same-sex gender equality within their tribal nations.

All the ways the new AP US history standards gloss over the country's racist past

The College Board, the non-profit company that designs Advanced Placement tests for US high schools, has announced new standards for its AP US history curriculum. The revisions are “clearer and more historically precise, and less open to misinterpretation or perceptions of imbalance,” according to… 687 more words