vəˈräɡō/: a woman of strength or spirit; a female warrior.

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Explosions in the Sky: Speed of Sound

It’s 1993, in Burbank, California. My mother is 7 months pregnant with me. In the short period of time that was between her wedding dress and hospital gown, she had headphones on her swollen belly. Headphones on me, sending the nurturing anthems of Rock n’ Roll’s forefathers deep into my uterine sanctuary. I was raised with Robert Plant wailing in …

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