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American flag

This American flag made by Zooyoo is great. It is made of a thick nylon material that can hold up to wind and rain.
The stars and stripes are beautifully embroidered. 60 more words

Some Idle Chatter Concerning The National Enquirer

Some Idle Chatter Concerning

The National Enquirer


R.E. Prindle


Probably everyone is familiar with the National Enquirer from standing in line at the grocery store checkout stands idly looking over the top magazines. 930 more words

R.E. Prindle

The Mosquito Coast

Paul Theroux is a troubled favourite travel writer of mine.  He is complex and imperfect but his adventures are incredible, and his writing style has you sitting next to him on the train along the way.   500 more words

Penman No. 244: Summer and Sacrifice

Penman for Monday, March 27, 2017

LAST WEEK, my undergraduate class in Contemporary American Literature took up a short story that has never failed to elicit strong reactions since it was first published in June 1948, soon becoming one of America’s most anthologized stories. 904 more words

Art & Culture

How to Not Look Like an Idiot in America Part 2

A while ago I wrote How to Not Look Like an Idiot in America, a slightly silly guide to how not to embarrass yourself as a Brit in the US. 654 more words

The Road To Flavor Country Is Paved With Chicken Nipples

Most fast food chains volumize their meat with chicken nipples, and why not—they’re inexpensive, abundant, and packed with complex layers of flavor. This spongy, cloud-like tissue creates a receptive environment within the meat for a sauce or marinade to fully penetrate its inner fibers. 365 more words


Shame, Embarrassment, Failure: Reince and Ryan have to go!!!

Shame. Embarrassment. Failure…

The establishment GOP was outed for lying to the American people last week in their attempt to ram down our throats a slightly less flawed version of comprehensive healthcare reform than the current law of the land known as Obamacare. 637 more words