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Retrospective of August

During the month of August, I read 7 books. This brings me just over the 3/4 threshold of my goal of 100 books in 2015. 13 more words

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In Praise of the One-Hour-a-Day Writing Schedule

For years, I had an extremely rigid writing schedule: I wrote 2 times a week for about 3 hours at a time. I’d usually do two days writing and one day editing, and I’d write somewhere around 4-5,000 words a week. 659 more words

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A Lion of the Civil Rights Movement Passes

Today we lost an important civil rights leader, professor and visionary: Julian Bond.  We need new leaders to take on his work.  Few have his courage and determination.  This is a great loss.

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Retrospective of July

During the rather warm and muggy month of July, I read 10 books. And, oh yeah, I moved, too, which involved lots of book rearranging. I’m within a palpable distance to my goal of 100 books for 2015 with an ahead-of-schedule 68 total books. 7 more words

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Why Worry About Protecting the Right to Vote

I have a Canadian friend who frequently asks me why I am so worried about people losing the right to vote even though they are legally able to do so.   154 more words

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White People 101

My husband was surfing the net and found a program called “White People.”  Knowing my interest in civil rights, he recorded it for me.  Tags: documentary, drama, series. 203 more words

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Dialogue at a dinner

SHE: Who is this man you are talking about?

ME: He’s Edwardian.

SHE: Is Edwardian? Surely you mean he was Edwardian?

ME: Well no, he is Edwardian. 13 more words

George Calderon