Wednesday: “History and More”

It’s done. Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee for president. The emotional impact snuck up on me like a stealth bomb. Maybe because of all the drama with Hillary and Ted Kennedy. Probably because I never thought it would really happen. I came home during the delegate roll call vote and it hit me what …

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A little bit on names. A parent’s legacy.

My name, Gabrielle was given to me in honor of Gabriel Péri, a prominent French Communist journalist and politician. Péri distinguished himself as an expert in the field of diplomatic and international relations and was a strident anti-fascist. He denounced both Benito Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia and France’s non-intervention in the Spanish Civil War. Péri …

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