Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Tod Mikuriya

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SEPTEMBER 20 — TOD MIKURIYA
American doctor, medical marijuana advocate and activist.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
EID AL FITR: Islamic RAMADAN ends.
Incas, in Peru: BIRTHDAY OF THE SUN.
All fires, including the sacred fire of the Temple of the Sun, have been
extinguished for three days. A priest, using a special mirror and conse-
crated cotton, helps the sun rekindle the temple flame, from which all
fires in the empire are relit. Animal sacrifices are made, followed by
eight days of feasting.
Poland: FEAST OF ZYWIE, goddess of longevity.
Scandinavia: FEAST OF ORLOG, Deity of Destiny.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 20 IN HISTORY
1878 — Social realist writer Upton Sinclair born, Baltimore, Maryland.
1885 — Early jazz great Jelly Roll Morton born, New Orleans, Louisiana..
1906 — Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle published.
1933 — American medical marijuana activist Tod Mikuriya born, Bucks County, PA.
1942 — Chilean coup martyr Charles Horman born, New York City.

EIDALFITR: Islamic RAMADANends. Incas, in Peru:BIRTHDAYOFTHESUN.
All fires, including the sacred fire of the Temple of the Sun, have been
extinguished for three days. A priest, using a special mirror and conse-
crated cotton, helps the sun rekindle the temple flame, from which all
fires in the empire are relit. Animal sacrifices are made, followed by
eight days of feasting. Poland: FEASTOFZYWIE,goddess of longevity.
Scandinavia: FEASTOFORLOG,Deity of Destiny.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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