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Lessons from History
Lessons from History is a platform for writers who share ideas and inspirational stories from world history. The objective is to promote history on Medium and demonstrate the value of historical writing.
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Lessons from History is a platform for writers who share ideas and inspirational stories from world history. The objective is to promote history on Medium and demonstrate the value of historical writing. Contact the editors to submit your work. Please note that views expressed in the articles are the writers’ own, and not the editor’s. Articles by amateur historians should not be taken to be validated by the wider historical community.

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Daniel G. Jennings
Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.
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Sal
I Write What I Feel | History Fanatic | Contact: https://heylink.me/sal_ali/
Writers
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Steven Gambardella
The lessons of philosophy and history, their practical benefits for your life and work. Say hello: stevengambardella@gmail.com
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Tobias Stone
Writing about politics, history, and society. An outsider's view on the USA, insider's view on the UK, and cautious optimist. www.tswriting.co @ts_writing
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Jamie Catherwood
The Finance History Guy. Follow me on Twitter for more lessons from financial history ( @Jfc_3_ )
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Dale M. Brumfield
Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 11 books. More at www.dalebrumfield.net.
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Argumentative Penguin
Playwright. Screenwriter. Penguin. Big fan of rational argument and polite discourse. Find me causing chaos in the comments section. Leave a DM to get in touch.
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Anthony Galli
socio-political polemic and essayist | www.AnthonyGalli.com
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Harry J. Stead
West Yorkshire, Great Britain.
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Weird History
History is weird. A lot weirder than you think. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2GRzK4L
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Nicol Valentin
Writer. Blogger. History lover who can’t stand boring facts. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Come visit at historyunfettered.com
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Linda Moran
Renaissance woman, teacher, fiber artist, lover of history and mathematics, and world citizen; ProjectAgape.org
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Erik Brown
Work out fanatic, martial artist, student, MBA, and connoisseur of useless information. CantWriteToSaveMyLife@yahoo.com
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Gert-Jan Dorenbos
Electrical energy and information technology professional. Interested in philosophy. Enjoys writing and loves reading if he is not out on his bicycle.
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Cleo Egnal
Fiction writer with a penchant for dreaming about the English countryside.
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Danny Cherry
26. NOLA. I write short stories & give my unsolicited opinions on writing, culture, & life. twitter—> @BigEasyPress Words in: the daily beast & Buzzfeed news.
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Benjamin Freeland
Writer. Teacher. Grammar cop. Distance runner. Historian in the wilderness.
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James Joseph Wares
The Stories of the Beating Stick
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Oussama Laouin
A Humble Seeker of Wisdom.
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Aaron Schnoor
Occasional Writer, Full-Time Student at Campbell University, and Editor of The Intelligence of Everything
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Petr Swedock
An unwieldy mix of the sacred and the profane, uneasily co-existing in an increasingly fragile shell. Been celebrating no-shave Nov since Sept 1989.
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Kesh Anand
An observer of history, human development, geopolitics, society, and the future
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Steve Russell
Steve Russell is enrolled Cherokee, a 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus of criminal justice, and (so far) a cancer survivor.
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Matthew Rettino
Speculative fiction writer and freelance proofreader based in Montreal, QC.
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Sam Nakahira
​I make comics about things that interest me: history, food, dreams, and more. https://www.samnakahira
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Maziyar ID
Author, Honorary Reporter in topics: Literature, Politics; History, and Philosophy | Contact: (+44) 7520660342 | Treat me a Coffee: Patreon.com/Maziyar
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Kemal Karataş
36, tech-support, keen on history and technology. please send your comments to kemal_karatas@hotmail.com(https://www.patreon.com/silentcontrol)
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Daniel G. Jennings
Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.
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Rob Williams
PhD Student at Ohio State in history. I know just enough to get me in trouble. robert.f.williams@protonmail.com Tweets at @RealBigWill
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Karthick Nambi
A human with interest in history and technology
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Mathias Leopold Hoerlesberger
I write about services, history and philosophy — sometimes all at once. Service Designer at the Austrian Post. previously worked in Political Communications.
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Emmanuel Rosado
IG: emmanuelfr15 Writer 🤼‍♂️ http://lwos.life Neuroscience 🧠
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Lauren Reiff
Writer of economics, psychology, and lots in between. laurennreiff@gmail.com
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Nancy Bilyeau
Passionate about history, pop culture, the perfect bagel. Author of 5 historical novels. Latest book: ‘Dreamland’ www.nancybilyeau.com
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Josie Klakström
Josie is the editor of The True Crime Edition. She writes about horrors, lifestyle and everything in between.
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Max Epstein
Student of history; author of modern noir thriller, ‘The Gods Who Walk Among Us.’ Practices the art of “fighting without fighting.”
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Lauren Marie
Budding historian • amateur writer • wine lover • interested in collective memory • lauren.harlow10@gmail.com
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Joseph Dragovich
History and culture writer. Author of Hawkhurst: Money, Murder and Smuggling in Georgian England, out in 2023
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Jesus Najera
Owner @ SetDesign, NightKnight & CryptoSpace | Product Designer | Hobbyist Mathematician | VR Developer | MS in Finance @ UF
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Nicole Bloomfield
I help aspiring writers publish best-selling books, monetize blogs, and earn writing credentials while developing a growth mindset at http://thewritercenter.com
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Simone Silvestroni
Producer, bassist, sound designer. Release the concept album ‘After 1989: A Trip To Freedom’ on 9 Nov 2019, about a real-life story. Game audio enthusiast.
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Will Staton
Career Educator. Author of “Through Fire and Flame: Into the New Inferno.” Bylines at Arc Digital, Areo Magazine, and the Strategy Bridge.
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Brian Scott MacKenzie
History, politics, education, music, culture. Award-winning high school teacher, former principal. College instructor. Seahawks Diehard. Twitter: @brian_mrbmkz
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Steve Jones
Writer, editor, photographer, historian, Ph.D. & irreverent academic.
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Historical Insights
Illuminating forgotten corners of history and using them to think about the present. Shorter entries at www.worldhistoryfacts.com. Write me: whfacts at gmail.
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Sandeep Nair
Brand marketer with delusions of humour. History buff. Loves psychology & consumer behaviour. Once played Bassanio in Merchant of Venice.
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Don Cross
Husband, computer programmer, yoga teacher, cat servant. https://github.com/cosinekitty
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Peter Burns
Peter is extremely curious and wants to know how everything works. He blogs at Renaissance Man Journal (http://gainweightjournal.com/).
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Erik Anderson Scott
Based in SLC, Utah
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Qizhen Li
There was a 1 out of 7,819,953,083 chance we would have ever crossed paths, yet here we are! Pronounced chee-zen.
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Mara Truslow
Human Capital Research & Analytics Consultant by Day| Telling the Story of WWII Bomber Boys by Night | Using Big Data to Stories of WWII Lost to Time
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Saamir Ansari
Londoner, in search of eudaimonia, would love to retire at Walden Pond
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Kirsty Hayden
From Ireland, currently living and working in Madrid. Avid reader, writer and animal lover (especially my two adopted cats) and I love exercising and cooking.
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Cody Trusler
Articles about why history matters. Sign up at codytrusler.substack.com.
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Robert W. Locke
Satire, humor, Italy, politics, mental health, life lessons & parenting. Amazon author:- https://www.amazon.com/author/rlocke Contact: colbor at yahoo dot com
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Mythili the dreamer
I write about gray areas and blurred boundaries where imagination rules supreme. Find me in the twilight between relationships, creativity, and human behavior.
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Lance Hackney
Onward and upward.
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Ryan Fan
Believer, Baltimore City special ed teacher, and 2:40 marathon runner. Diehard fan of “The Wire,” God’s gift to the Earth. E-mail: ryanfan17@gmail.com
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Joanna Henderson
Canadian. Mental health activist. Banker and financier who drinks too much coffee. Pursuing happiness and sharing my thoughts with others.
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Max J. Arnold
A writer that mainly talks about mental health, history and the economy.
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Sohani Sirdeshmukh
Relentless learner | Interested in health, science, education, history, and culture | www.ssohani.com
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Elad Simchayoff
I love writing about what I love. Journalist. Always curious. Israeli born, London based. Father, Husband, and a dog person. Travel too much, sleep too little.
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DeLani R. Bartlette
I write true crime and twisted fiction. I also host a true-crime YouTube channel at www.thedeadlydigest.com.
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Peter Preskar
History junkie.
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Mirek Gosney
Writing about Film, History, Culture & Society | British-Czech | UK Based | Writer | Filmmaker | Film Teacher | BA Film and History, University of Southampton.
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Tamás Ollé
Emerging writer, passionate drummer and music lover, also addicted to culture, history and technology.
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Rubaiyat Rahman
A South Asian Academic, Book Reviewer, Maritime & International Affairs Analyst. Rubaiyat loves to wade across the universe of Reading and Writing.
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William Kuhn
Author of READING JACKIE and MRS QUEEN TAKES THE TRAIN. Working on parallels between sexy Lord Byron and own rackety experience. williamkuhn.com
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Martina Petkova
Storyteller. Observer of human psychology. Veteran of the corporate world. Recovering simultaneously from Communism and Capitalism.
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Kyrie Gray
Writer of humor, spooky things, and history. Subscribe to my newsletter, Guffaw for updates, musings and other fun stuff https://guffaw.substack.com/welcome
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Yonason Goldson
Ethics keynote speaker, TEDx presenter, recovered hitchhiker, former newspaper columnist, retired high school teacher, and community rabbi at yonasongoldson.com
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Brigette Schoenung
Writer, feminist, film maker, Master’s degree in European History, #RESIST https://www.facebook.com/BrigetteSchoenungWriting/?modal=admin_todo
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Meghan Gause
I write about sex and stuff-Humor—science—crime—self-help ❤️ Follow me down the rabbit hole ❤️
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Max K. Erkiletian
I write to share everything but my cat. Read about Senior issues & interests in my free newsletter The Senior Activist( https://thesenioractivist.substack.com).
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Nikhil Dhawan
Entrepreneur. Story-listener and teller. Yogi. Writer. Fascinated by the human body & mind. Human Potential. I like people. nikhil@studentsofliving.com
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Daniel Whyte IV
Scifi/fantasy nerd pretending to be serious by writing about culture + faith. Signal booster for common sense, objectivity, and humor. | http://danielwhyte4.com
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Josie Munnings
I am a student who is fascinated by history, politics and self improvement
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Daniel Caruana Smith
Daniel is a writer, senior teacher and geographer based in Malta. His main passion is empowering students to fulfill their aspirations and reach their goals.
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Reuben Salsa
Salsa is a fever dream. A whisper carried over the mountains. He’s an illusion. An idea that sways the masses. Follow 🆃🅷🅴 🅱🅰🅳 🅸🅽🅵🅻🆄🅴🅽🅲🅴
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Denzil Griffiths
Tech guy on a break; lover of history, football and science.
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Giovanni Hojeije
LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Proud Brazilian, born & raised. Genealogy obsessed. Geek. Political scientist and Art Historian in the making.
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Manjot Sandhu
straight from the pind
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Rejnald Lleshi
Master student in Web and Data Science/software developer.
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Rufat Rassulov
Vegan, Entrepreneur, Tech Geek, Sports and Star Wars fan | My Newsletter: https://bit.ly/2H4ebUm
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kabir
minimalist
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Shashwat Jha
25 years young musician, learner and wannabe political scientist writing on history, politics, economics, technology, literature, science and music.
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Esther Brhlik
Discover yourself in me. Conscious, balanced, caring, goal-oriented, adventurous. I write about Marketing & Inner Growth. Let’s connect: https://bit.ly/2GVSQMu
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Sandhya Ganesh
I travel beyond yonder yet my reflections stay behind.
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Shashwath Sriram
A Post Graduate Student from India with varied interests. Youtuber. I write to remember what I have learned.
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Kamna Kirti
Aspiring Writer, Former Data Engineer, Life-Long Learner, Fervent and Authentic. Check my website ➡️ www.kamnakirti.com
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Mimi Speike
Read a few chapters of The Rogue Decamps at MyGuySly.com. A slick of slicks cavorts in 16th century Europe. I’ve a bit of history here. Some of it’s true!
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Ben Kageyama
Flâneur writing essays about history, true crime, and the occasional personal experience ||‎benkageyamawrites@gmail.com 平和!
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Jaysankar D Talukdar
Read write speak out
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Dave Taubler
Software architect, engineering leader, musician, husband, dad
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S. Raheel
Fixing popular discourse, one nuanced post at a time. I write on culture, Islam, history and building bridges.
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Alex Garrett
“guys who get off on being humiliated used to expose themselves at the grocery store or something. now they pretend to be journalists on here”
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Christopher L Brooks
Writer, journalist and producer.
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Philosophical Pimp
This is a mirror page of the official blog in instagram: @philosophicalpimp | Author: F. Anjarsari
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Chaidie Petris
Stanford ’24. Poet, writer, and illustrator currently based in Poulsbo, WA. chaidiepetris.com
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Richard J. Goodrich
Author and history professor. Excavating the past for fun and profit. Web-site: www.richardjgoodrich.com
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Federico Sacchi
Non est ad astra mollis e terris via | Ancient History | Quora Top Writer (2020) | Passionate student of Classical Languages at Alma Mater Studiorum
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Sofia Montaño
Mexican girl willing to learn and share.
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Vuyo Ngcakani
writer, husband for 25 years, father of 3, grandfather of 1
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Vivek Coder
Research Fellow | Data Scientist | Experimenting and innovative person | Alumnus, IIT Delhi
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Richard Bruschi
Freelance writer, photographer, architect, and Executive director at Finding Italy. Culture, nature, sports, Italy, England, and the Pacific Northwest.
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Lester Golden
From Latvia I write to share learning from life in 6 languages in 5 countries & seeing fascism die in Portugal & Spain in 1974 and 1976.
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Cindy Heath
Nature and learning inspire me. People and writing make me happy. Follow me at: https://medium.com/@cindyheathwrites.
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Anabel Estrella
I’m here: anabelestrella.com. I'm a 19-year-old whose passion is writing. Entertainment, creativity, self. Whatever I find interest in to learn and help others.
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Todd Nelson
Engineer, sustainability, indigenous history, analog electronics history and anything that supports my belief that bikes can save the world.
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Winifred J. Akpobi
A medical student with a healthy mind writing about all that matters. Motto: creativity yields success. 💌 Email: winifredakpobi@gmail.com
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Bhavna Narula
Teacher. Writer. Dancer. Editor at Long-term Perspective and HR Simplified. Follow me at https://twitter.com/bhavna_narula
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Sal
I Write What I Feel | History Fanatic | Contact: https://heylink.me/sal_ali/
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Vashik Armenikus
A music expert. Renaissance art student. A passionate reader. I scrutinise art to find its secrets.
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Ted Wade
3 life phases. Monkey sociobiology. Medical data search/AI. Now: the Self, consciousness, & multiplicity of identity. chimerealism.wordpress.com
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Jennifer Marie
Embracing change and learning to let go. Writer of history, politics, poetry and everyday life. Editor for About Me Stories Publication-What is your story?
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William Devillé
Every Wednesday, I explore philosophically interesting ideas by looking at the works of some of histories greatest writers and thinkers.
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Marco Massobrio
Majored in communication and political science, Bar Manager & Sommelier. Writing about Cocktails and Spirits History, Hospitality Business, and Bar industry.
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Jay Krasnow
Journalist who loves writing essays & poems. I work at the U.S. Department of Defense and am detailed at CIA. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaykrasnow/
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Jacob Wilkins
Writer from England. Interested in fiction, history, philosophy, politics, crime, culture.
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ElMehdi El Azhary
Storyteller. Mental health activist. History buff. This is your daily dose of unconventional writing. elmehdielazhary4@gmail.com
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Bryan Dijkhuizen
Pursuing my Bachelor in Computer Science. Dutch parliament ambitions.
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Evamarie Augustine
Musing about markets, motherhood, mental health, and more (evamarie.augustine@gmail.com)
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Emmy Chamberlain
Editor of New Programming— Catlover & Software Engineer.
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Benjamin Ebuka
Medical Student and Researcher at UCLA. Passionate about Personal Growth, Health, and History.
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Mary Andino
Historian, writer, and enthusiastic home-cook
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