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"Everything is relative except relatives, and they are absolute"*...

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Thanksgiving is upon us, so many American readers will be gathering as clans.  Thankfully, our friends at Flowing Data have come up with a handy graphic reference to help us place and navigate those confusing familial ties.   255 more words

All these women in pants

Hannah, Modesto, California

There are few undertakings more treacherous than pulling on a pair of fabulous but delicately patterned tights; each threaded twist and turn that looks so damn cute peeking out from the hemline of a dress is ACTUALLY a potentially devastating toe trap in disguise. 3,227 more words


Manly Pages: East of Eden

A series where I’ll provide book recommendations specifically for men.

This is the final post in a trilogy dedicated to Steinbeck’s classic, East of Eden… 479 more words


Holy Ghost of Tom Joad

I love The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. When I taught American Heritage at BYU and BYU-Idaho, I enjoyed showing the movie version.

The Grapes of Wrath… 333 more words


What I've been up to...

Right now I am quite busy with school work, partly because there actually is a lot to do but also because I am a procrastinator. I am not proud of it but it’s true. 351 more words

Random Ramblings

The Wisdom of John Steinbeck

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.

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A New and Improved Relationship with the Victorian Literature

During hectic daily activities as a reporter covering legal issues at the Corruption Eradication Commission, my former best office mate Erwida Maulia invites me to join her weekend gateway by visiting Kinokuniya bookstore on an uncertain weekend I forget the date is. 1,178 more words