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Jul 04 2020

The Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society July 5, 1852

Frederic Douglass- What to the Slave is the 4th of July? He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. …

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May 10 2020

Happy Mother’s Day

A DocuDharma tradition now on The Stars Hollow Gazette. I tease my mother by calling her Emily after Emily Gilmore both because overall my family reminds me very much of the Gilmores and because she’s never met a brand name she didn’t like whereas I’m perfectly content to buy generic. I thank her among many …

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May 05 2020

Cinco de Mayo

Reprinted from 5/5/2012 The name simply means “The Fifth of May” and it’s an oddly U.S. American holiday. Except in the State of Puebla they don’t much celebrate the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico which makes it much more like Patriot’s Day that we here in New England get …

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May 01 2020

Allez le Barricades!

  The Internationale Arise ye workers from your slumbers Arise ye prisoners of want For reason in revolt now thunders And at last ends the age of cant. Away with all your superstitions Servile masses arise, arise We’ll change henceforth the old tradition And spurn the dust to win the prize. So comrades, come rally …

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Mar 17 2020

The Wearing Of The Green

  O Paddy dear, and did ye hear the news that’s goin’ round? The shamrock is by law forbid to grow on Irish ground! No more Saint Patrick’s Day we’ll keep, his color can’t be seen For there’s a cruel law ag’in the Wearin’ o’ the Green. I met with Napper Tandy, and he took …

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Mar 15 2020

Act III, Scene 2

So it’s the Ides and I’m thinking about adding this to my Holiday collection. The context you need is this- Brutus was in fact an honourable man. He decided in favor of Democratic (well, kinda, completely corrupt and engaged in it’s own power grab, but Cincinnatus!) Institutions instead of Autocracy and Marc Antony a leech …

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Feb 14 2020

My Las Vegas Convention- A Happy Story

(originally in orange Sat Jun 17, 2006 at 07:01 PM PDT) I repeat it annually because there are lessons I don’t want to forget. Can you handle the truth?  How about a good story? If you are a regular reader you may know that I was State Co-ordinator of my meatspace club.  You may not …

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Feb 02 2020

Puppy Bowl XVI

It’s that time of year again where we learn that all 96 puppies from over 61 shelters and including 5 Special Needs dogs have already been adopted. Sorry. Some people are under the impression I don’t like dogs which is not at all true. Most of them like me too though there is this one, …

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Feb 02 2020

Ok Campers. Rise And Shine.

And don’t forget your Booties because it’s cold outside today. What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered? That about sums it up for me. Ned? Ned Ryerson?! Don’t Drive Angry! You like boats, but not the ocean. You …

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Dec 31 2019

New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2019

Without Dick Clark who is dead Jim, dead. Now you might ask why this hoary old chestnut? Well, two reasons. First, I’m a huge fan of Alanis. Second I’m on strike with CNN and Anderson over Kathy’s termination. She was the whole damn show, the current Co-host is a joke and not in any good …

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