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If you are male and your name is Francis, and you live in the United States, you have some hurdles to clear. Why? Because there are a lot more Frances and not enough Francis. The female version dominates. That’s why your gender is too often mistaken. Spell my name like the king of France, like the Talking Mule (TV program from the ’50s), the protagonist of the series “House of Cards,” and, (raising my voice gleefully), the Pope: Pope Francis I.

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Read this link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2013/03/14/hail-to-the-new-pope-francis/?wp_login_redirect=0

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John Burnham Schwartz’s latest novel, “The Commoner,” is based on the life of Michiko Shoda, who married Crown Prince Akihito and later became the empress of Japan.

Read this review. . . .

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/07/AR2008020703236.html

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Welcome to my new blog!

This is my new blog in progress.

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