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News that will drive you to drink

Rev. Fishsticks has a suggestion for Michelle Obama’s next health campaign. Yes, he goes there.

  • Rafael Cruz, the Cuban father of Canadian-born latino and immigrant-hating southern white supremacist Senator…
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Grocery Shopping...It's Not For The Weak

Like a genius I waited until the middle of the day to attempt my bi-monthly grocery shopping.  Driving around the parking lot and having to go through at least 3 aisles to have the privilege of parking far enough away to work off my breakfast immediately had me thinking, holy hell I’m going to regret this. 507 more words


How to Argue on the Internet

Step one: Evaluate yourself.

Are you emotionally stable? Do you have enough energy for this conversation? Is this topic really important enough that it merits a mini-essay on why the other person is mistaken? 269 more words

Semi-Officially Disapproved Round-Up, Vol.1, No.3

  1. Whiskey in the morning, whiskey in the evening, whiskey at supper time; when grading’s on the table, you can have whiskey any time!
  2. A colleague once criticized me for assigning too many primary texts while simultaneously criticizing the attitude of jocular despair I have about my students’ capabilities.  
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Confessions of an Unrepentant Hoarder

My name is John Byrne, and I am a hoarder.  A hoarder of magazines.  And newspaper articles.  And random catalogs.  Even a few words and phrases. 718 more words

Social Media

Selective Parenting?

I have been seeing this hashtag intentional parenting crap a lot lately so I decided to investigate.  Basically intentional parenting is being uber and super present, having good solid intentions behind your parenting actions and working hard to raise intentionally amazing children. 420 more words