Author: Erik Loomis

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This is the grave of Susan B. Anthony. Born in 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, her family was deeply steeped in the social reform of the antebellum period. Her father was an abolitionist and temperance activist. He was a Quaker who married a Methodist, causing his congregation to dislike him, but he just kept on attending. […]

Man of the People

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On October 27, 2018

Bruce Rauner’s attempt to fit in with Trump voters at today’s rally is quite compelling. Even the worst Trump voter has to be asking who this ridiculous douche is before realizing he’

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This is the grave of Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Born in 1823 in Cambridge to an old Puritan family, Higginson started at Harvard at age 13 and graduated in 1841. He taught for a bit and then went to Harvard Divinity School. But he was more interested in politics and social reform than religion. He dropped […]
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This is the grave of Dorothy Parker. Born Dorothy Rothschild in 1893, she had an unhappy childhood. Her mother died when she was a toddler, her father abused her, and she despised her stepmother. Although her father was Jewish and her mother a Protestant, she went to Catholic school in New York. As a young […]
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Music Notes

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On October 19, 2018
Back when I lived in Austin in the late 2000s, one of my favorite things to do was to see Alejandro Escovedo at the Continental Club. I probably saw him there 6 or 7 times in those three years. This was after his comeback after nearly dying of Hep C. The albums haven’t been that […]
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