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Mourning Jane Austen’s Early Death

Despite the feminist revolution, many people still Jane Austen, who died 200 years ago, as a shy and retiring writer. In point of fact, she was probably very ambitious and wanted to make a lot of money. If this comes as a shock, check your stereotypes of women.

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A Haiku for New Year’s Perspective

Kobayashi Issa’s New Year’s Day haiku provides a healthy perspective.

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