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International Day of Peace/Autumnal Equinox—Murfin Calendar Coincidence Verse

This is another one of the calendar poems inspired by random, or not so random, coincidences of dates, usually discovered as I am in a mad scramble for a blog entry topic.   It first appeared in 2013

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war Murfin Verse United Nations Calendar coincidences International Day of Peace autumnal equinox Youth Climate Strike

Maxwell Perkins—Editor of a Galaxy of Literary Stars

Super editor Maxwell Perkins.   In American letters there have been figures who nurtured the writers who became the voices of their generations.   There was the Sage of Concord, Ralph Waldo Emerson hi

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Editor Ernest Hemingway Maxwell Perkins Thomas Wolfe American litterature Charles Scribner’s Sons F. Scott Fitzgerald

Booker T. Washington’s Tuskegee Institute Built on a Promise of Submission

  The second home for the Tuskegee Normal School, a former plantation.   When I was cracking open an American history text in Cheyenne about 1965 African-Americans were covered in generous page or so

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W.E.B. DuBois Jim Crow Black History Atlanta Compromise Booker T. Washington Tuskegee Institute

Sit-In For Healing & Hope in Woodstock to Bring Personal Connection to Social Justice

The Coronavirus has not slowed social justice activism in McHenry County.  On the contrary from late spring though the summer mostly youth led marches, rallies, and programs have been held all over th

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black lives matter Woodstock Square Families Belong Together Abolish ICE Amanda Hall Sit-in for Hope & Healing WARP Corps.

A Dutchman, a Gizmo, and Invisible Creatures

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek On September 17, 1683 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek wrote a letter to the Royal Society in London describing animalcules—tiny one celled animals invisible to the naked eye now known

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microbiology Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. microscope Delft Netherlands Royal Society