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John Dumas
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Zamenhof Died. Esperanto Still Lives
The Zamenhofs in Antwerp, 1911 We live in an age where when even the deaths of minor newsmakers and celebrities are reported globally almost instantly. When Ludovik Zamenhof died on April 14, 1917, this global communications network still in its infancy, bu...

Wow. I haven't posted in here for months!

What's new? Looks like I'm about to become a published writer. 

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Pride
We are proud to be a community! Pride, Celebrating Diversity and Community, by Robin Stevenson (Orca Books) is geared to middle readers (8-12). I would suppose it would be perfect for a teen who is becoming aware of LGBT relatives or even teens who becoming...

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In 1911, the Chicago school board held a contest to choose a national anthem. One woman sent in a song in Esperanto.
An American Anthem…In Esperanto
Dr.James McFatrich Sought to select anthem Probably not the Esperanto one The status of the “ Star Spangled Banner ” as the national anthem, has apparently been of discussion ever since it was chosen (and clearly a bit before that). While it’s been the Unit...

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An American Anthem…In Esperanto
Dr.James McFatrich Sought to select anthem Probably not the Esperanto one The status of the “ Star Spangled Banner ” as the national anthem, has apparently been of discussion ever since it was chosen (and clearly a bit before that). While it’s been the Unit...

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I Stalk Dead People
Someone got buried in 1881, but probably not someone named Mary Anne Maddicks This blog is two years old, and this is the first time I’ve really covered genealogy. Oops. It’s odd that it hasn’t come up since not only have I used genealogical research over a...

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Second Blogaversary
Two years! It’s been two years. On May 1, 2014, I wrote my first post on this blog and on May 1, 2015 wrote a followup . If the first year of the blog was filled with great hopes, the second year, reality set in. In the first year of the blog, I turned out ...

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No Exodus, And Maybe Moses
Mummy! Passover starts today. According to the Torah [1] the holiday is the annual commemoration of the escape of the Hebrews from Egypt. It’s a great story, but the problem is that it’s almost certainly a story. It doesn’t hold together, and that’s even wi...

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When Charities Become Telemarketers
The ones in the middle are phone spam too. I know that fundraising is hard. I understand that charities need money with which to pursue their missions. I would ask them not to follow the example of spam and scam telemarketers. But they do. Looking over my p...

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S-ro. Privat Iras al Vaŝingtono (Angle)
Frua kaj fama Esperantisto, Edmond Privat, iris al Vaŝingtono en 1908 por reklami Esperanton.
Mr. Privat Goes to Washington
Li iris al Vaŝingtono One of the early great celebrities of the Esperanto movement was a young man from Switzerland. You cannot fault Edmond Privat for a lack of fervor: he walked to the first Esperanto Congress, from Geneva to Boulogne-sur-Mer. [1] at the ...
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