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Sunday Morning! Beginning John Cheever

On a recommendation from a local poet, I have started reading the short stories of an American master of the form, and was greatly rewarded for the effort.

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High Sierra Ghost Stories

The past isn’t ever really past, and ghosts don’t ever die. So instead of avoiding them or feeling bad, maybe try confronting them a little bit?

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Is Supernatural Sexist?

Supernatural is a story of men who cannot accomplish the one thing men want the most – to keep their loved ones safe from harm.

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Wednesday Writs: United States v. Leonard Peltier

It’s Wednesday! Celebrate by reading this week’s Wednesday Writs, your round up of law and legal related stories from all over. This week: The controversial case of Leonard Peltier. Plus: SCOTUS takes up DACA but leaves Sandy Hook’s parents’ lawsuit against Remington alive; the Baby Trump Balloon slasher, justice for sale, and, for once, a SMART criminal of the week. Read, comment and share!

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Whereas It is Fitting: Veterans Day in America

As long as this great experiment in a free people self governing is to continue, it is good and proper to reflect on those Americans who carried the load when it mattered the most

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Harry Potter and the Many Faces of Motherhood

Harry Potter, both on screen and in the books, is also about the many iterations of motherhood, how it manifests, and the many ways in which it alters the world.

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Sunday Morning! The City & The City

A fellow who doesn’t read much in the way of speculative fiction reads a wild novel about overlapping “unseen” cities, murder, and intrigue- and emerges with his mind in knots but still intact.

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Play Free or Die

I basically paid 9.99 for an effing computer cat.

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Vanity, Thy Name is Anonymous

A ineffective coward sally forths into the media to make sure you know how bravely they are accomplishing nothing

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Thursday Throughput: Nuclear Explosion Edition

So if you are standing next to a nuclear bomb, you will experience conditions similar to the core of the Sun. But…don’t worry. You won’t experience them for very long.

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Richard Spencer’s Mask Falls Off

The tape is horrifying. But the tape should be listened to. Because I don’t want anyone to ever forget what these people stand for, what they really believe and who they really are.

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Hey Man, I Need a Solid…

Being polite is one thing. Being taken advantage of because of being polite is another.

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Oxycodone and Me

In which our hero is nearly mistaken for a drug addict but ultimately gets the help he needs.

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