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Of Men and Mice (and the odd elephant)

Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)
Keith Negley
Flying Eye Books
The dozen tough guys boldly depicted in bold blocks of colour in this book represent a wide range of roles from wrestler to racing driver and each one is shown in a moment of strong emotion be it sadness, frustration, loneliness, disappointment or fear. 358 more words

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Newshour: Nigerian Messianic Jews

yesterday evening (wednesday 30th), 9.43-9.47pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by owen bennet jones) includes …

“Karen Owen reports from Johannesburg on the Beth-el community of Messianic Jews from Eastern Nigeria”

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Cozy Cooking

So, I love to bake and cook. Reading these cozy mysteries have been both good and bad for me, but I have to laugh. I have tried so many new foods and ways of making food since my adventure in reading these new authors. 374 more words


Is Social Liberalism Compatible With Christianity?

Karen Owen, a writer for the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia, authored a recent column in which she sneered that “the term Christian conservative” is “an oxymoron.” 655 more words


Duke sex thesis: What's the point?

Karen Owen, a recent graduate of Duke University, has produced what she calls her “sex thesis,” a 42-page PowerPoint presentation in which she analyzed the sexual proclivities of 13 of her fellow students. 469 more words

Forgetting Chatwin

Day five of the Wales Writers Chain tour of Argentina and Chile. We began in Buenos Aires on Monday, at the Spanish Cultural Centre, where Mererid Hopwood and I gave lectures on, respectively, the Welsh and English literary traditions of Wales. 460 more words


Fantasy Slut League, and Cherry Picking Results

Liz Crocker’s article at The Daily Beast decries Piedmont High’s Fantasy Slut League as “the newest callous form of misogyny.” The one sentence excerpted from the article and set aside in huge print reads, “The sexual braggadocio inherent in the league is more common than the media are reporting.” 697 more words