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Different Cultural Attitudes Towards Meat

The arbitrary way in which different cultures have differing attitudes towards eating certain kinds of flesh reveals the irrationality and hypocrisy of our current inconsistent approach to morality and animal rights. 460 more words


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Spinning Yarns.”

Like a good blanket, tales are spun from those with experience. I’m not referring to experience in telling them, although that certainly helps.

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Chapter Four: The Invisible Hand (twelfth)

“In your last statement where you mentioned responsibility, were you alluding to Communism?”  Malcolm-Webb started off.

“Communism!  Listen, do you know how easily anyone could set up a secret radio network and use it to organize seditious activities?  313 more words


Penny, Louise. The Brutal Telling.

NY: St. Martin, 2009.

Penny is noteworthy for the complexity of her characters, and especially of their motivations. This fifth installment in the award-winning series about Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Quebec Sûreté homicide squad raises that to a new peak. 364 more words

Character Study

Random Thought List

  • When my brain does not send me a blog post, it at least sends me a group of list items.
  • I am flirting with agoraphobia. I spent all those months working from home, and now…
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This is New York

I love New York City. I love the streets signs, all small and big restaurants, its theaters and museums, the city skyline, I love practically everything about New York City. 30 more words


Die Weihnachtsmaerkte Offnen

Weihnachtsstimmung in Deutschland faengt an. German tradition calls for decorations to wait until the day after Toten Sonntag. This is a day of observance for those who passed away in the past year and it is recognized in Germany. 243 more words

Experiences Abroad