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Month: January, 2014

Just Posted Chapter 2

I’ve been working really hard on my senior thesis. Its my first attempt at writing a novel (besides the fist two paragraphs I’ve jotted down of other ‘novels’ without going back to them). It needs a lot of work, I just finished writing the rough rough draft and now begins the heavy editing. People always say that the editing is the hardest part so I’m pretty nervous. Anyway I started another blog where I put my rough drafts partly because I want to save it to a lot of different sources in case my computer crashes, but also to hear feedback. So here is the blog: http://adventuresofitzel.wordpress.com

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Farewell Pete Seeger, Social Justice Activist

Social Justice For All

Pete Seeger at his home in Beacon NY 9.14.2005Yesterday the world lost one of its longest-lasting voices for social justice. Pete Seeger — singer, songwriter, environmentalist, peace activist, and social justice pioneer — died at the age of 94. His long musical career was inextricably interwoven with his passion for equity and basic human rights.

Seeger was born in Manhattan in 1919. His father, Charles Seeger, founded the first collegiate musicology program in California in 1912 but was forced to resign for his outspoken pacifism during the first World War. His stepmother, Ruth Crawford Seeger was a noted composer and one of the most important resources for folk music in the early 20th Century. Pete blended what he learned in his youth into a long, beautiful career.

He learned banjo and began singing, passions that derailed his attempt to pursue a journalism degree. While he considered his future, he began working with the legendary Alan Lomax at the…

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