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Dr. Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Dr. Peggy Whitson, Astronaut By C. K. Thomas Remember her and her historic accomplishment: on April 24, 2017, Peggy Whitson set a more than 534-day record for the most days ever spent in space by a NASA astronaut! It’s also … Continue reading

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A Retreat for Creative Minds and a National Historic Landmark

A Retreat for Creative Minds and a National Historic Landmark by C.K. Thomas Yaddo, an artists’ colony and retreat for serious artists in Saratoga Springs, New York, is the creation of author/poet Kate (Katrina) Nichols Trask (1853-1922). The name Yaddo … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures Movie Inspires STEM Scholarships

Hidden Figures Movie Inspires STEM Scholarships by C. K. Thomas In November of 2016, PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox partnered with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) to offer two grand prizes to young women interested in furthering their … Continue reading

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The First Woman to Run for President: Victoria Claflin Woodhull

The First Woman to Run for President of the United States: Victoria Claflin Woodhull by C.K. Thomas In 2014 Myra MacPherson wrote The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age. Carol Felsenthal referenced MacPherson’s book extensively in … Continue reading

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Nancy Wake: WWII Woman, Socialite, French Resistance Leader, Spy, British Special Ops Officer

Nancy Wake: WWII Woman, Socialite, French Resistance Leader, Spy, British Special Ops Officer by C.K. Thomas When the Nazis invaded France in WWII, Nancy Wake and her husband, wealthy French Industrialist Henri Fiocca, lived in Marseille. Actor Cate Blanchett played … Continue reading

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The Legend of Betty Zane (1766? – 1831?)

The Legend of Betty Zane (1766? – 1831?) by C.K. Thomas Author Zane Grey, a descendant of West Virginia frontier woman Betty Zane, wrote a novel about her in 1903.* However, the legend of Betty Zane first appeared in print … Continue reading

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Unexpected Rewards

Unexpected Rewards by C.K. Thomas “No way,” I thought, “Not in a million years will I have any kind of surgery, and especially not elective surgery.” The day has passed when a bum knee gave no promise of getting better … Continue reading

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