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Charlie My Boy

So Much More Than Just a Dog
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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a little more traffic at 4:30am, when I drove back to my house [&hellip
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On Wednesday Levi Pettit, a former brother in the now disbanded SAE chapter at the University of Oklahoma, apologized for his recent actions regarding the highly racist and offensive chant. As apologies go, I think this one ...
Shutting things down

Is 1% The Threshold?

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On Wednesday Levi Pettit, a former brother in the now disbanded SAE chapter at the University of Oklahoma, apologized for his recent actions regarding the highly racist and offensive chant. As apologies go, I think this one was a bit more heartfelt and sincere than some. Granted that does not excuse his behavior or the [&hellip
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What do you want people to think about America? That the notion of the ignorant American is justified? That we fight to make laws that allow us to discriminate against people in the name of religion? That we incarcerate more ...
Remember when we used to care about them?

Ideas and Ideals

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What do you want people to think about America? That the notion of the ignorant American is justified? That we fight to make laws that allow us to discriminate against people in the name of religion? That we incarcerate more people than any other country on earth? That we care more about gun rights than [&hellip
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I know we’re all worried. Ted Cruz will be a terrible president, and there’s totally enough stupid people to vote for him. So, before we begin, I’d like to apologize on behalf of Canadians everywhere. But at the same ...
Because Fuck Vowels

Egfr

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I know we’re all worried. Ted Cruz will be a terrible president, and there’s totally enough stupid people to vote for him. So, before we begin, I’d like to apologize on behalf of Canadians everywhere. But at the same time, I’d like to assure Canadians everywhere that even though our dear southern friends are on [&hellip
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In a move that surprised no one, Carnival Cruz announced that he will be running for president. He is the first official candidate from the evangelical christian party of god to announce that he is running. While at least ...
Please excuse me while I go vomit

Carnival Cruz From Hell (Redux)

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In a move that surprised no one, Carnival Cruz announced that he will be running for president. He is the first official candidate from the evangelical christian party of god to announce that he is running. While at least two other candidates have created exploratory committees — Donald Trump and Ben Carson (still working on [&helli
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It is always a good thing to discover quality pop bands that add a special twist to their music. Blue Herons is most definitely one such band. They describe what they do quite simply, as Alternative/Indie music, or, more ...
Alternative Dream Pop

Listen To: The ‘Dream Pop’ of Blue Herons

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It is always a good thing to discover quality pop bands that add a special twist to their music. Blue Herons is most definitely one such band. They describe what they do quite simply, as Alternative/Indie music, or, more precisely (and elaborately), indie rock and indie pop, with a touch of dream pop. Blue Herons is [&hellip
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In the U.S., we have a problem with our education system. This is a mystery to no one. All you have to do is look at our rankings compared to other countries. We ranked 14th in cognitive skills according to Pearson. We ...
Not all teachers are good teachers

Realize When You Are Part of the Problem

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In the U.S., we have a problem with our education system. This is a mystery to no one. All you have to do is look at our rankings compared to other countries. We ranked 14th in cognitive skills according to Pearson. We consistently rank outside of the top 20 in math and science. The question [&hellip
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Laura Marling is 25. And she's debuting her fifth album on March 23. You can pre-order Short Movies on iTunes or Amazon or give it a listen on NPR. The album's teaser is below, too. My introduction to Laura Marling was ...
25 years old, 5 albums later.

Listen to: Laura Marling, ‘Short Movie’

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Laura Marling is 25. And she’s debuting her fifth album on March 23. You can pre-order Short Movies on iTunes or Amazon or give it a listen on NPR. The album’s teaser is below, too. My introduction to Laura Marling was ashamedly recent. But thanks to the talented musical team behind Peaky Blinders and a very [&hellip
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It’s certainly arguable that as a society we are generally more aware of what impact humans have on the environment. Going green is chic now and growing in popularity, steadily slipping into different facets of our lives, ...
Maybe

Solar Power – Am I missing Something?

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It’s certainly arguable that as a society we are generally more aware of what impact humans have on the environment. Going green is chic now and growing in popularity, steadily slipping into different facets of our lives, ranging from organic foods to green appliances and electric cars. It’s no wonder that we see an increase [&hellip
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Just a few days left to this year’s Women’s History Month but before we go back to men ruling history and the world, let’s take a few brief moments to dispel some of the truly hilarious/maddening myths about women’s ...
Yes, it is still Women's History Month

Women’s History Month Part 3: Myths

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Just a few days left to this year’s Women’s History Month but before we go back to men ruling history and the world, let’s take a few brief moments to dispel some of the truly hilarious/maddening myths about women’s history, feminism and female humans in general. We were going to interview actual misguided asshats but [&hellip
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Today, I'm traveling across the country to say goodbye to a relative who has been told that she has only days to live. I'm lucky enough to be able to count the number of people in this world who love me unconditionally on ...
Rules FTL

Not Allowed To Cry

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Today, I’m traveling across the country to say goodbye to a relative who has been told that she has only days to live. I’m lucky enough to be able to count the number of people in this world who love me unconditionally on two hands, and this person is one of them. So when I [&hellip
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Pretty pretty please, is the 2016 election over yet?!? Between email-a-palooza with Secretary Clinton and Lindsey Graham and the Congressional tug-of-war over who can destroy diplomatic negotiations with Iran the fastest, ...
Two Docs and a Veep Would Make a Good Sitcom

POTUS Wannabes Part IV: Physician, Heal Thyself!

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Pretty pretty please, is the 2016 election over yet?!? Between email-a-palooza with Secretary Clinton and Lindsey Graham and the Congressional tug-of-war over who can destroy diplomatic negotiations with Iran the fastest, pretty much every breaking news story is told in terms of what it means to presumed/assumed candidates for President i
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That’s not an acronym; I mean poo. For at least 6,000 years, we humans have been using animal shit to build our houses. Wattle and Daub housing (I assume it means “Poop and Shit”) has protected our poor, our ...
Our Greatest Resource

Shit

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That’s not an acronym; I mean poo. For at least 6,000 years, we humans have been using animal shit to build our houses. Wattle and Daub housing (I assume it means “Poop and Shit”) has protected our poor, our middle-class, and our anosmic from nature’s fury. Centuries ago, we reformed humans began using animal shit [&hellip
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Chicken Sexer Snake Milker Train Stuffer Cow Fart Smeller Hair Boiler Vomit Collector Body Farm Collector Panda Fluffer These are all real jobs, namely disturbing and odd jobs involving the smelling, eating, or ...
We Need Them

Weird Jobs and More

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Chicken Sexer Snake Milker Train Stuffer Cow Fart Smeller Hair Boiler Vomit Collector Body Farm Collector Panda Fluffer These are all real jobs, namely disturbing and odd jobs involving the smelling, eating, or picking of grotesque things. These made me ponder jobs that may not exist now, but we have a need for. Consequently, throughout [
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