Tag: history

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Happy International Women’s Day

Just a quick note to say Happy International Women’s Day. Take a moment to celebrate, remember and honor the women in your life. We are many, and we are mighty. 🌹 Happy writing.

Victorian Monsters

Originally posted on Andrew McDowell:
I’ve always been a fan of horror fiction, and every October I watch scary movies all month long. During my first semester at St. Mary’s College, I took a Freshman Seminar called Victorian Monsters and Modern Monstrosities. Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black introduced us (we came to be known as “Marvelous Monsters”) to six archetypes. With each we read a corresponding literary classic:…

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Throwing Covid’s Crown Back at it: My Experience with COVID-19

I read recently that COVID-19 (the present coronavirus the world is dealing with) looks like it has a bunch of crowns on the stems of its protrusions. Corona means crown in Latin, hence the crown virus (or coronavirus). Please see a CDC article here that explains the history of this lingua in much better, nuanced detail than I can currently explain. The saint was … Read More Throwing Covid’s Crown Back at it: My Experience with COVID-19