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Poem-a-Day Writer’s Digest Challenge #14. Theme: Ekphrastic poem

*An ekphrastic poem is a poem inspired by art, usually, though not always, images.

“Christina’s World” has always been one of my favorite paintings, though I couldn’t tell you why.  97 more words

The Biggest Threat To Oil Prices: 2-Mile Long Stretch Of Iraq Oil Tankers Headed For The U.S.

After some initial excitement, November has seen crude oil prices collapse back towards cycle lows amid demand doubts (e.g. slumping China oil imports, overflowing Chinese oil capacity, plunging China Industrial Production) and supply concerns (e.g. 2,098 more words


Mike Vrabel Defends Brian Cushing Against Critics

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans linebacker coach Mike Vrabel did what he does best and played some defense Tuesday, this time for one of his players. 126 more words


Texans Finally Post Defensive Performance They've Been Expecting

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – One week after one of the most embarrassing showings in the franchise’s history the Texans defense bounced back to help lead the team to its third win of the season. 312 more words


Clowney Returns To Practice; Ready For Titans

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney returned to practice on Thursday and is prepared to be a contributor on Sunday when the Texans host their rivals from the AFC South the Tennessee Titans. 245 more words


Shallow Quake Rattles Cushing, Oklahoma

Induced Seismicity: M4.5 EQ Strikes 5km WNW of Cushing, Oklahoma

Centered at 36.008°N, 96.819°W, 86km NE of Oklahoma City, the quake struck at a depth of about 2.0 km, reported USGS/EHP. 53 more words

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WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: 'Two for Joy' As City secure Champions League Football over the Lady Pies


Manchester City Women just missed out on claiming their first WSL (Women’s Super League) title from their rivals Chelsea, but their 2-1 victory over Notts County Ladies saw them confirming their place in the Women’s Champions League next season and in what has been an unforgettable season for the City Women. 809 more words