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May 31, 2018

            Eleanor’s golden opportunity was connected to the invention of a new mode of transportation: the motorcar.  These were very early days in its history.  For years to come, still experimental and still a rarity, a motorcar trying to navigate the cobbled stree...

May 18, 2018

       She turned her back on convention and made her big bid for a life less ordinary.  Gathering all her naïve courage and audacity, she went on the stage.  She changed her name to Eleanor, which was so much more sophisticated than Nelly, and added the name Velasco i...

May 6, 2018

            I don’t think anyone should be condemned as a disgrace to feminism without us first looking a little deeper and considering all the details.  Eleanor Velasco Thornton, the woman who stars in my poem, lived in times that were very different from those of tod...

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