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Archive for March, 2008

20 March
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Hawaii volcano explodes for first time in 84 years

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Thought I would post this as an update to Michelle’s podcast #91 “Hawaiian Volcanoes

An explosion atop the long-erupting Kilauea volcano rained gravel-size rocks onto a tourist lookout, road and trail before dawn Wednesday, injuring no one but forcing parts of a national park to close.

Read the whole article at CNN.

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20 March
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Music History: R.E.M.

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More found history on blogs. Thought we would do something different with some popular culture history…

People have complex relationships with the artists they love. With some artists, the love flares up and dies down almost as fast, never to be rekindled. But with others, that early flare-up settles into a life-long relationship, complete with the ups and downs of any other life-long relationship. For me, one of those artists is R.E.M. 20 years ago, they were probably my most favorite entity on the entire planet…

Read the rest at Medialoper

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19 March
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Found this interesting bit on a history blog search.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the first women in America to fight for women’s rights.  She expected them to be able to vote, but also to be considered equals in marriage, custody of children, and many other facets of life that are taken for granted now.  Her early work found her in the same circles as Susan B. Anthony, whom she mentored.  The two of them spearheaded the fight for female suffrage and went a long way to enabling women that right.

Read the whole story at The Hero Workshop

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