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Author's Note: Is April the most violent month?

There is a reason I waited until May to hop on out of the womb all those years ago: I am a (music) lover, not a fighter. Like Christmas for music fans, every year the fifth month means a fresh batch of new tunes and the beginning of the outdoor concert season. This year alone, I'm happy to celebrate my birthday with excellent hot-off-the-presses records from Vampire Weekend and The National as well as anticipated, but ultimately lackluster, efforts from Phoenix and the Strokes. It is good to be a Taurus.

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  • Grinberg, Emanuella. "Boston, Oklahoma City, Waco: Why Patriots Day?" CNN. April 16, 2013. (May 13, 2013) http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/15/us/patriots-day-boston-bombing
  • The History Channel. "Battles of Lexington and Concord." (May 13, 2013) http://www.history.com/topics/battles-of-lexington-and-concord
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