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Donner Pass - California Landscapes

I am sure you have heard of the Donner Party. The unlucky group of immigrants that got stuck in the snow in a mountain pass, when an early winter sneaked up on them, back in 1846. 138 more words

Fine Art Prints

Family Dinner - Bon Appétit

Here lately I’ve developed this odd craving for history. So much so that I’ve returned to yet another serving of “Nightmares” an old paperback of some pretty doggone dark short stories. 646 more words

Pastor Mike's Minute Message: The Donner Party And The Trap Of Inconsideration



Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do.” (Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭5‬ NLT)

The Donner Party was a wagon train group that set out for California in 1846, but got trapped by snows in the Sierra Nevadas.

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Pastor Mike's Minute Message

Having You For Dinner: Fallout 3's Boring Morality

So lets talk about eating people. It’s not something we do. In fact the practice is very much frowned upon within polite company. Yet it’s still a fascinating concept. 1,086 more words

Game Criticism

Why Freezing to Death Makes You Want To Get Naked

Victims of exposure and hypothermia never have a good time of it, but sometimes they engage in a behavior that’s both understandable and horrifying. It’s called “terminal burrowing behavior,” and involves losing their minds, running away, and crawling into a hole to die.

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Health

Kevin Spacey, typography, and other meteorological mitigators

It’s so cliché.

Snow used to be so much fun, so filled with wonder.

Now, it’s all commuter interruptions and misanthropic mumblings about the bread and milk lobbies agitating the populace into frenzied disaster prep mode. 240 more words

Opinion

Cannibalism in "The Picture in the House"

The Picture in the House by Mercvtio (www.deviantart.com)

Previously we discussed the occurrence of cannibalism in nature and the potential literary meaning of the act. While actual incidences of cannibalism in humans are somewhat rare, particularly in recent times, it is and has known to occur. 1,083 more words

H.P. Lovecraft