The Moment I Discovered I Was Not a Prodigy

Scholars refer to 1905, the year in which Albert Einstein wrote his famous works on the photoelectric effect, Mass-Energy equivalence and special relativity, as his Annus Mirabilis, his ‘miraculous’ year.  For me, that year was 1992.  I was ten years old, in the fifth grade, and I was runner-up in the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens, an honorable mention bestowed in person by Governor Judd Gregg himself. That was also the year I won my city’s championship in the National Geography Bee. I was chosen to represent […]

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Live Free Or Die (Photo ID Required)

On this Election Day (LA residents, go vote ya dumbasses), I must direct everyone to this piece in today’s DailyKos.  Apparently, Republicans in my home state are pushing to require photo IDs and eliminate same-day voter registrations at the polls, a blatant attempt to restrict the voting rights of the students who attend many of the local colleges.

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