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It is September 1900 on Galveston Island. A first-year medical student encounters local legends of pirates, hellhounds, and spectral voices, and must make a life-altering decision: does he believe in these supernatural happenings, or not? Based on the real tall tales of Jean Lafitte, immerse yourself in an authentic turn of the century island setting, and prepare for a haunting-good time.

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Second wave feminist Betty Friedan was perceived by many in American and international society as a radical feminist; Friedan’s writings buttress these claims. Her legacy, however, has fallen into a familiar pattern experienced by previous feminists: to be clustered and regurgitated as a mechanical catechism without considering intersections of ideology, and how similar feminist theory equates to action toward the goal of gender equality. When examining Friedan from an historical perspective, her ideas were not new feminist theory, but similar to the beliefs of Elizabeth Cady Stanton – a first wave feminist theorist thought in her era to be overtly radical. Their primary dogmatic intersection – that gender equality should be accessible to the masses – intertwines with themes of education, no-fault divorce, and female oppression within religion. Though Friedan enjoyed more success with these initiatives than Cady Stanton, their shared ideologies have had an impact on the third and upcoming fourth waves of feminism.

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We all have that one ancestor who fascinates us, the one we never tire of learning something new about. Maybe he’s mysterious, maybe she’s an everyday person, but you and they “click.” I think of them like an earworm: once they get in, or you get thinking about them, you can’t shake ‘em. Part story of the mid-19th century, part biography, and filling in the blanks with historical fiction, this yet-to-be-titled adventure is the story of my earworm ancestor.