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Wonka’s Golden Ticket

Wonka’s Golden Ticket

I slept with the window open last night so I could feel the crisp, fall night upon my skin, but having watched the Republican debate before falling asleep, my body (a body descended from immigrant stock, whose backward ways I learned to loathe – with a form of self-hatred that Senator Rubio and Ted Cruz […]

Just Crazy Talk! Is Alive!

Just Crazy Talk! Is Alive!

Yes, you heard me right, live as in me live on video! So what is all of this crazy talk stuff Dan? Well, it’s just like it says, just a bunch of crazy talk. You may have read some of my attempts at being funny on Expats Post, and I’ve enjoyed all of the fun I’ve […]

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In Memory of Wes Craven (1939 – 2015)

In Memory of Wes Craven (1939 – 2015)

From Dreams to Horrific Reality: Wes Craven’s Vision “Wes Craven was a pioneer. For most he is known as the creator of 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” which birthed the horror movie icon Freddy Krueger…He created “Scream” — which influenced future filmmakers…Mr. Craven died on August 30, 2015, at the age of 76, leaving…a […]

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Fables Versus Facts

Fables Versus Facts

  http://grasshoppernews.com/2015/04/20/fourteen-memes-about-the-iran-nuclear-deal/ After studying the JCPOA since its release to the public, and examining twenty fables critizing it tcriticisms in detail over a period of forty-five days, I have determined that no credible argument against the accord has been made.   The JCPOA does not solve every problem and no outcome of negotiation ever has been […]

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Toleration, not Tyranny

Toleration, not Tyranny

  http://izquotes.com/quote/94095 Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk, Kim Davis, claims her refusal to follow the law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a stand for religious liberty. Davis says she is acting on the “authority of God.” The charlatan, Mike Huckabee, buffoonish Chris Christie, and thousands of Christian bigots say they agree with and […]

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Mourning and Magic in the Victorian Era

Mourning and Magic in the Victorian Era

  The sun never set on the British Empire during the reign of Queen Victoria. The world had never known a woman to have such a global influence on the cultural standards of her time. She influenced fashions, food, and standards of etiquette. Queen Victoria was seen as a role model of femininity, morality and […]

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Tips From The Hostess

Tips From The Hostess

I love to eat out.  If you are like me you will have favorite tables where you like to sit at your favorite haunts.  My wife and I have even taken to learning the table numbers of our favorite tables.  Then you can ask the host/hostess when putting your name on the list.  Totally normal.  […]

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Environmental/Ethical/Spiritual Costs of Northern California’s Wine Industry

Environmental/Ethical/Spiritual Costs of Northern California’s Wine Industry

  I have been contemplating why the growing struggle by rural residents against the expanding, industrial wine industry in Sonoma and Napa counties, Northern California, has touched my heart and soul so deeply.  An email from Sister Julie DeRossi of the Starcross Monastic Community to the Board of Supervisors, which follows at the end of […]

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