Notorious RBG

Her class rankings and Law Review positions, if held by a man would surely impress; she was finally hired as a clerk with a U.S. District Judge who begrudgingly said yes. She walked away from lesser pay in the United States to research and write in a foreign land, then came back even more determined. …

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A Note to Nina and Betty

Why it took me searching for a protest song over eight years ago to find you, Nina Simone, I will never know. Of course, I know the answer to my rhetorical question. Your absence from musical rotations and from historical discussions (and from acceptance into the Institute of Music in Philadelphia in the 1950s) is …

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Engine 34

they studied they trained tested they were Just like the men fighting fires saving lives prepared they are Just like the men dedicated service courageous acts each shift brings Another day for them neither brave acts nor lives saved brought the cameras Filming the four of them vacations observed schedules adjusted caused a firehouse stir …

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