2020 Reno Tahoe Odyssey Recap

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May 29, 2020 was to have been the first day of the 2020 Reno Tahoe Odyssey, a 178- mile relay race that starts in Reno, courses around Lake Tahoe, to the Carson Valley, to Virginia City and back to The Biggest Little City. Unsurprisingly, this year’s event was cancelled. My Odyssey teammates and I were […]


Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2020

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The aftermath of the American Civil War saw the beginnings of a day to remember and pay tribute to soldiers who had given their lives during that conflagration.  The history may date to a celebration in Charleston, SC after the Confederacy fell, but the federal government has declared that the official birthplace of Memorial Day […]

Happy Mother’s Day

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In 1872, Julia Ward Howe called for women to support disarmament as requested in her June 2, 1897 “Mother’s Day for Peace.” The purpose was not to honor mothers but to organize pacifist mothers. In the 1880s and 1890s, several attempts were made to establish an American’s mother’s day holiday but these efforts did not […]

May 3, 2020 is World Press Freedom Day

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 In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed May 3 as World Press Freedom Day. The purpose of this annual occasion is to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, evaluate that freedom worldwide, defend the media from attacks on independence and pay tribute to journalists. The day serves as a reminder of violations of […]