Day: March 27, 2020

The Mythopoeic Society

The Mythopoeic Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the study of mythopoeic
literature, particularly the works of members of the informal Oxford literary circle known
as the “Inklings.”

The society’s activities — books, periodicals, annual conferences, discussion groups,
awards, and more — are made possible by membership dues and donations.

Mythcon 51

The theme for Mythcon 51 is “The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien” (with a small nod of the head to Area 51)
and our Guests of Honor are David Bratman, Scholar, and Rivera Sun, Author.
The Call for Papers is now available.
Do come join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 31-August 3, 2020.

Did you know …you can also support the MythSoc when you follow our links
to Amazon
? The price is the same but the Society gets a little bit from your purchase.

Baptism of Fire, 
	Mythopoeic Press

The latest from The Mythopoeic Press, Baptism of Fire:

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Moving Towards a Black Femme Politic

When I was a child. What age, I can’t remember. But when I was a child tends to suffice for stories like this.

When I was a child, I would play dress-up with my little sister. I’m the oldest of four. Theoretically, I should have been playing with my older, decidedly more butch cousin. Unfortunately – or fortunately, depending on who you ask – I was always just a tad bit too “sweet” to play with the other little Black boys. My job was to take care of my siblings while my mother worked and my grandmother (known as “Big Girl”) supervised us to make sure we didn’t get into too much trouble. I was allowed to be a part of the Black matriarchal system that sustained us all.

My sister and I would take turns transforming bed sheets into whimsical ball gowns and “fixing” our unquestionably Black hair into

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Oceanic Preservation Society

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Duty of Government – Wikisource, the free online library

The first duty of a government is to be true to itself. This does not mean perfection — it means a plan to strive for perfection. It means loyalty to ideals. The ideals of America were set out in the Declaration of Independence and adopted in the Constitution. They did not represent perfection at hand, but perfection found. The fundamental principle was freedom. The fathers knew that this was not yet apprehended. They formed a government firm in the faith that it was ever to press toward this high mark. In selfishness, in greed, in lust for gain, it turned aside. Enslaving others, it became itself enslaved. Bondage in one part consumed freedom in all parts. The government of the fathers, ceasing to be true to itself, was perishing. Five score and ten years ago, that divine providence which infinite repetition has made only the more a miracle, sent into

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Society for Technical Communication

The Society for Technical Communication is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of technical communication. Technical communicators research and create information about technical processes or products directed to a targeted audience through various forms of media.

For example, STC members communicate about technical or specialized topics, such as computer applications, medical procedures, or environmental regulations. They communicate by using technology, such as Web pages, help files, or social media sites. And they provide instructions for products and services.

STC advances the theory and practice of technical communication across all user abilities and media so that both businesses and customers benefit from safe, appropriate, and effective use of products, information, and services. Technical communication is an essential part of every organization’s competitive strategy.

The Society for Technical Communication is the world’s largest and oldest professional association dedicated to the advancement of the field of technical communication. The Society’s members span

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Politics | SAGE Publications Ltd

Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Politics

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Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Politics will be reviewed.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.

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Netflix’s The Society: Season 1 Review

It’s hard to pinpoint which Netflix Originals are going to catch fire and become a one or two week buzz with the streaming crowd, but if you’re a fan of The CW’s The 100 or William Golding’s Lord of the Flies – or even if you just wished CBS’ Under the Dome was good – then The Society is the new “teenagers forced to make really dark and difficult choices” show for you.Produced by Amazing Spider-Man’s Marc Webb and created by Party of Five’s Christopher Keyser, The Society is part Lost, part Kid Nation, and all disturbing. Admittedly, it has a clunky couple of intro episodes, and from time to time the stale small-town setting can create a feeling of monotony and bloat, but inside it all is a sinister look at what human beings will do when forced to create their own community from scratch.

The premise, which seems

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Where Does the Money Go

In fiscal year 2015, the federal budget is $3.8 trillion. These trillions of dollars make up about 21 percent of the U.S. economy (as measured by Gross Domestic Product, or GDP). It’s also about $12,000 for every woman, man and child in the United States.

So where does all that money go?

Mandatory and Discretionary Spending

The U.S. Treasury divides all federal spending into three groups: mandatory spending, discretionary spending and interest on debt. Mandatory and discretionary spending account for more than ninety percent of all federal spending, and pay for all of the government services and programs on which we rely. Interest on debt, which is a much smaller amount than the other two categories, is the interest the government pays on its accumulated debt, minus interest income received by the government for assets it owns. The pie chart shows federal spending in 2015 broken into these

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The Body Politic – Home


“This opera has a voice! …Timeless terms that speak to the role of storytelling as a means to understanding.” – Boston Globe

“If just one N.C. representative in the audience was affected in the way I was, Hurley and Osborne definitely succeeded.”
– The Daily Tar Heel

“I paid close attention to the songs, spotting several key phrases that resonated with my experience both in this skin and in this state.” – Independent Weekly, transgender critic

Democratic Rep. Verla Insko of Chapel Hill, among those in the crowd who gave the performers a standing ovation, said the cast still offered a compelling message through song that moves the discussion along about LGBT issues.” – Daily Mail, London

It certainly enhanced my understanding and my appreciation, too, of some of the issues that confront North Carolinians in these trying and difficult times.” – Classical Voice

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