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Nuruddin Farah--"The Start of the Affair" (New Yorker, December 22 & 29, 2014)

  SOUNDTRACK: LES CLAYPOOL-Of Whales and Woe (2006).

Although Les Claypool had been making all manner of jam band based “solo” records, he finally got around to releasing another one under just his name.  981 more words

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The Messy Tidbits of a Picture-Perfect Life: Everything must change

Every since my children were little, each year as we prepare for Christmas, we engage in conversations around what we would like Santa to bring us. 862 more words


The Messy Tidbits of a Picture-Perfect Life: Boredom

I have a confession to make…

LDT: When I turned 40 (err I mean 27), I went to the doctor for a comprehensive checkup.  One of the things we discussed was my sleeping. 646 more words


The Messy Tidbits of a Picture-Perfect Life: Sometimes

In the beginning I decided I would forge my own path. Ha, what a crock of shit that is…though it does sound good. I never “decided” I would do anything.   656 more words


Come along to listen to actor Peter Noble read from Alex Smith’s Carnegie Prize nominated young adult tale of Erin Dearlove

From living grumpily with her bohemian Aunt Kate, Erin’s life changes when she goes to tea with Mr Devilskein, the demon who lives on the top floor. 43 more words

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Alex Smith – Devilskein & Dearlove

Moody, teenage clever clogs Erin meets her match in the magical but malignant Devilskein. At first I thought they deserved each other. Our author’s upfront revelations of Devilskein’s fantastical powers and horrific motivation and the more gradual revelations as to why Erin lies about her past change this. 110 more words

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Vanishing Point (1971)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 7 out of 10

4-Word Review: Racing to San Francisco.

Kowalski (Barry Newman) is a car delivery driver whose next assignment has him driving a white Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Magnum from Denver to San Francisco. 644 more words