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Into November




November is a host to all sorts of holidays and interesting goings-on.  For example, did you know November is  ...



Every day of every month in America should honor the heritage of the disparate people who occupied this land for ages before anyone else took it over, but sadly that does not happen.  
Even today, conditions for and treatment of the dwindling population of Native Americans have not improved much (if at all) since the initial invasion of their homeland, and it is a black eye of our nation that may never heal.

I encourage you to take a quiet moment to reflect on these peoples and the tragic chapters of their history. 



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On a lighter note, celebrate your inner child by shoving its soul into tiny plastic cabooses.   
Miniature things of all kinds are generally pretty sweet, and the model train is no exception.

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Oh, this applies to yours truly, alright!  Actually I'm more of an almond butter kinda gal, but I'll take me some peanut butter any way I can (mmm .. maybe not any way..)


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As someone with insomnia, I'm not sure I can celebrate this one, but I will try try try!  Grab a book, top off your tea cup and get cozy y'all.  Winter is coming.


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National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo
A friendly "competition" amongst writers (or anyone who cares to participate) to complete a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30th.
While the "prize" winners receive is the satisfaction of knowing they wrote a 50,000 word novel in a month, there are currently at least 230,000 participants.  Try it, you might like it!  

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And of course, everyone's favorite combination month-and-cause:  

Movember, also known as No Shave November or simply "Noshember"

Fight testicular cancer (and other man-stuff) with your bod
Specifically the hair on it, and specifically by not shaving it off.  Not limited to dudes only!
Find out how (and why) here.
And then go look like this:



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Happy National November Month!