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When chastity becomes a threat : achieving freedom from marriage in Elizabeth Cary's The tragedy of Mariam

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Rene' OBrien

celebrating 40 years of dating - grateful for the journey

You have captured my heart,
    my treasure, my bride.
You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes,
    with a single jewel of your necklace.

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Live Like You Mean It

The Mystery of the Pocket Watch

There’s Wilson family lore about a silver pocket watch that’s I’d love to prove.

I don’t know what it looked like, other than it was smooth, silver, and had Emmett’s grandfather’s initials engraved on it — AEM — for Augustus Emmett Maxwell. 483 more words


Emmett & The Protest March

With all the protests going on in and around Washington lately, I wondered if Emmett Wilson ever participated in a march or protest?

At first, I couldn’t have imagined it; certainly not in Chipley or Marianna, Florida. 664 more words


HOPE (humans of presidential election)

“ I feel like this election will impact me in a negative format, you could say. In my work career and my academic career as well.

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HUDL (humans of DeLand)

“Do you mind if I take your picture and get a quote for this?”

He hesitates, then as I prompt him to be honest with me, he agrees. 428 more words

a smattering of Jackism

Jack went to college with me, we had endured the draft together, we went around the world without saving the world. For him life was baseball, it was the glove of life, the game of all games, bases of achievement, batting for America, guns for the flag, George Washington curving around 3rd base for the homer. 346 more words