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New Year's in Osaka

31 December 2016- 2 January 2017

I ended my first month in Japan with a trip to Osaka to ring in the New Year, and immediately fell in love with it. 1,101 more words


Humdrum's Enfeeble

Try something new, everyday.

Long roads, Messy thoughts;
Baffled and lost in the countryside,
Walking down the path unknown,
Searching for meaning to this day.

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The Women Who Took on the Mafia

Family loyalty made the Calabrian Mob strong, but its treatment of women was its undoing.

New Yorker –


The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.

Esquire –


The Last Jedi is a Failure, Part 4 – The Moron with a Thousand Faces

George Lucas somewhat autistically based his original Star Wars storyline on a well-known piece of pop-critique by Joseph Campbell, with Luke Skywalker being the locus of the action and ultimate hero of the saga.  3,960 more words