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There were so many terrific submissions to’s first reader guest post weekend. Thanks to all of the grassroots activists, bloggers and commenters who submitted posts, though not all could be included. I always like beginning the weekend on Thursday, so that’s what we’re doing.

It’s your weekend, while I simply showcase others, their views, their experiences, and offer a platform for you to speak out. I know readers and commenters will show each guest your appreciation, whether you agree with the post or not.

The next post up will be a guest post, continuing on throughout the whole weekend and through Sunday night.

I’ll be traveling, mixing business with pleasure.

Consider this an open thread.