Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fredrika Bremer: Swedish writer, feminist activist, spinster

In Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Mrs. March reads something by Swedish novelist Fredrika Bremer to her four daughters (according to  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredrika_Bremer) .   Who was Frederika Bremer? Fredrika Bremer (17 August 1801 — 31 December 1865) was a Swedish writer and a feminist … Continue reading

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Native Americans in the U.S. Military: born to the fine art of warfare

Instead of a pantheon of gods and heroes like those of Homer’s “The Iliad”  and the German “Nibelnungenlied,” real-life warriors (“Geronimo!”) fill the oral tradition of heroes celebrated for their victories in Native tradition.        Taza, firstborn son of Apache … Continue reading

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How epigenetics and pseudogenes satisfied @eegiorgi’s appetite for a real human predator

“Whether it’s X-Men, zombies or human/animal hybrids with enhanced senses, epigenetics gives writers a new realm of phenomena to explore. One can’t help but wonder: is reality truly stranger than fiction?” – E.E. Giorgi Thank you, Elena Giorgi, for your … Continue reading

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