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Happy Birthday, John Lennon!

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Seen: I spent the long weekend celebrating John Lennon’s birthday. He was born on October 9, 1940.

Heard: I’m of the firm belief we should rename this mid-October holiday “Indigenous People’s Day.” Or “John Lennon Day,” even though he was a Brit. Take your pick. But please, let’s ditch that creeper Columbus, a



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Brooke Ramey Nelson

Native Texan & Mizzou Journalism grad. I’ve worked in newspapers, politics, PR & as a high school pubs adviser/AP English teacher. TOP WRITER?