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On the Road with Michael - KC to Columbia

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When I set out to take this trip, I knew I would be updating my blog as we went.   956 more words

Road Trip

On the Road with Michael - Kansas City

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I had set my alarm for 7:00 AM Wednesday morning, but it turned out that I didn’t need it.   945 more words

Road Trip

On the Road with Michael - Tulsa to KC

When I went to the Tulsa Historical Society in May to hear author/historian Michael Wallis talk about his new book (“The Best Land Under Heaven:  The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny” 853 more words


37, Me and The Big D

Welcome Dear Readers to Linda Vernon Humor 2.0!  

Oh happy day! The time has come to start writing again.   The main thing that has happened to me since I last wrote, 1016 days ago, is that I am now divorced from my husband of 40 years who I always referred to on this blog as 37. 402 more words


The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party by Daniel James Brown (Review)


Most people in states along the old emigrant trails across the U.S. have at least heard of the Donner Party and the unfortunate events that befell them. 667 more words

Book Review

Just Read: Cannibalism - A Perfectly Natural History by Bill Schutt @draculae

I know what you’re thinking. What’s up with this girl that she chose to read a book all about Cannibalism?  Or maybe if you’re a science geek like me, you’re just as fascinated by the topic. 1,541 more words


Directed by Trey Parker
Written by Trey Parker & Matt Stone
Starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Dian Bachar, Toddy Walters

Though their math bight be a bit off since the film was actually released in 1993, Troma is releasing the 13th (or so) Anniversary edition of CANNIBAL: THE MUSICAL, the film that introduced the word “shpadoinkle” into the public consciousness. 473 more words

Movie Reviews