Category Archives: Original Writing

Some Thoughts About Suffrage

Our democracy has come a long way since the early days of the republic.  As a history nerd, I’ve always been curious about the voting requirements in other eras.  I’ve always suspected there have been times when voting has been considered more of a privilege than a right. I’ve just found a historical note to

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Are You Ready for “Giving Tuesday”?

The holidays are a good time to remember worthy charities. So, in addition to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we have Giving Tuesday, the “day for giving back.”  (http://www.givingtuesday.org/) Yes, I do have my favorite charities.  If you don’t, allow me to make some suggestions. First, do some homework.  Several organizations rate charities; I subscribe

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