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    Mom And Kid On The Trail

    10/8/2018 In may, I began planning my camping trip.  I have been camping in the past but, never where I was the one with the most experience.  It was just me and my son.  At first, I bought a tent and I put it together (just to make sure that I could by myself) and we slept in it a couple of nights on the weekend.  My cat, my son, and I.  It was pretty cool and nice in the grass on those cool nights. I had planned to join a camping group in late June in the Appalachian Mountains.  We left in early June and camped at different sites…

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    BLURRED LINES: Bringing Focus to the 9th Circuit’s Copyright Decision In Williams v. Gaye

    reprinted from  On March 21, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in the highly publicized copyright suit, Pharrell Williams, et. al., v. Frankie Christian Gaye, et. al, No. 15-56880 (Slip Op.; Dkt. 93-1) (Mar. 21, 2018  9th Cir.) (“Williams”).  Given the lower court’s controversial holding in favor of the copyright holders, many expected the Ninth Circuit, a highly influential court on copyright matters, to take the opportunity to address some of the important substantive questions raised by this case, providing guidance to the lower courts regarding the scope of copyright protection properly afforded to such musical works.  More specifically, many legal practitioners and industry…

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    Remember The Projects?

    12/15/2014 Chicago, IL   Public housing.  I did not grow up living in public housing but, I have the memories just the same.  When I was younger, public housing had stigma.  It was full of crime and poverty.  We were not supposed to go to the “Projects”.   At the same time, I got a job at the Robert Taylor Boys and Girls Club working for Ken Dunkin who was not yet a politician.  Right near 55th and Federal.  (For my out of town readers The Robert Taylor Homes was where this particular Boys and Girls Club was located).  At the Club was where I also met, Torre Torrey and…

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    Sexual Freedom In The New World : A Response To Lavrin and El Saffar    

    When I was in college I took a Latin American Women Writers course.  As I have mentioned in past posts, I got heated.  In so many ways I could identify with thesewriters.  I am going to give my Latin Studies professor a break (lol) and publish some of these papers.  This particular paper was my response to, “Rapture Encaged, The Supression of the Feminine in Western Culture” (Routledge, London and New York) by Ruth Anthony El Saffar. The other reading was, “International Feminisms: Latin American Alternatives” (Blackwell Publishers Ltd.)  by Asuncion Lavrin. 10/30/2017  After reading the two histories by Lavrin and El Saffar I immediately notice that sex is a central theme between the two histories. …

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