On This Day in History: January 29, 

1861 – Kansas admitted as the 34th state


A woman named Ann renewing her driver’s license at the County Clerk’s office was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. “What I mean is,” explained the recorder, “do you have a job, or are you

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Thoughts on Mothers

A well know television series of the fifties began its episodes with: For as long as I could remember, the small cottage on Castro Street had been home. The familiar background was there; Papa, my only brother, Nels, my sister, Christine, closest to me in

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The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it’s the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday

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