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[Free Audiobooks] 2 free titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult Novel, Documentary Memoir]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 promotion for young adults continues, which offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic, 1 modern—as free MP3 downloads, usually available worldwide (some titles are subject to geo-restrictions, and you can see the… 152 more words


I'm dying, and it's all NPR's fault

The Missus and I recently celebrated another marriage anniversary, having destroyed the divorce pool our friends had going by quite a few years (if I can hold out for a couple more years I’ll win the jackpot, and I am totally going to win that jackpot). 1,155 more words


WikiLeaks Busts NPR Spreading Fake News, Destroys Them On Twitter

WikiLeaks did it again — proving beyond the frailest shadow of a doubt fork-tongued mainstream presstitutes have no interest in legitimate reporting — but would rather spoon feed the American populace whatever mendacious drivel suits their corporate sponsors’ slavishly nationalist, Russophobic agenda.  1,608 more words


Promises, Promises

President Trump promises to “Make America Great Again.”  His proposed budget and the actions of his agencies will make America weaker, not greater.

On Jobs… 311 more words

Current Administration


INFLATED ESTIMATES of crowd sizes are continuing talking points these days. In countering such alternative facts, I offer here several non-crowd scenes that have presidential associations ranging from James Madison through John F. 803 more words

And Furthermore...

NPR's interview with Colorado River author misses an important angle: The effort to save Lake Mead

National Public Radio has some of the best interviewing talent in American journalism, and there’s none better than Terry Gross, whose Peabody Award-winning weekday program, “Fresh Air,” has consistently delivered provocative and fascinating interview sessions. 495 more words


We can feel tenderness for someone in our lives, treating them with gentle care. We can also have a physical or psychological tenderness within ourselves that is quietly painful when probed. 679 more words

Meditations On Bach's Goldberg Variations