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    Please vote!

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    The United States of America has a democratic republic, where voters elect leaders to write our laws and create many of the conditions we live in.  The preamble to our Constitution begins with “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union….”  We knew hundreds of years ago that we weren’t perfect. We still aren’t. But we can definitely say that our system allows us to work toward that perfection every day.     The way to move us forward is to participate in that process, and one critical way to do that is…

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    Alaskan Women in Politics

    To celebrate a century of U. S. women’s suffrage on the eve of an election, here’s a reprise of an older post. Hope you all vote on (or before) November 3rd this year! Alaskan women have always been involved in…

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    Government Hill, Anchorage

    Government Hill is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Anchorage, Alaska, probably named for all the government employees who lived there starting in 1915 with the early days of the Alaska Railroad. I was lucky enough to get a tour…

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    Writing Tips for Teens #3: Writing the First Draft

    #writingtipsforteens This school year, I’m giving writing tips for teens each month. (See the first post at https://lynnlovegreen.com/writing-tips-for-teens-1-guidelines-and-getting-started/.) Last month, we talked about the writer’s notebook and prewriting (https://lynnlovegreen.com/writing-tips-for-teens-2-your-writers-notebook-and-prewriting). Today, we’ll look at the write step of the writing process, or…

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    Fall Events for Readers and Writers

    It’s fall, a traditional time for book releases and author events. While things are a bit different this year, we’re still celebrating books as much as we can. Here are a few events I’ve been working on with writing groups.…

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    Stunning Dutch Harbor and Unalaska

    Since we’re not able to go far from home right now, it’s a good time to do some armchair travel. Here’s a previous post about my trip to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. You may recall I travelled to Dutch Harbor and Unalaska…