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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 43

Book 43, a book that was written by someone younger than 30, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Insanity is an intriguing prospect. 1,136 more words

Reading Challenge

"A Divided Nation" Talk Show on U92 FM (WWVU)

Yesterday, I appeared on the news-talk show Feedback on U92 FM with WVU professors Patrick Hickey (Political Science) and Jesse Wozniak (Sociology). Our topic was “A Divided Nation,” and we explored the nature of the divisions and challenges that face American society, including race, politics, the 2016 presidential election, social media, and the impoverishment of discourse in society. 10 more words

Current Events



This would be a nice place to relax. Wish I was there now.

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Mall of America hires its first black Santa

SAY WHAT….What took sooooo long!

Santa Experience co-owner Landon Luther told the Tribune the move to hire a black Santa was a long time coming. 23 more words


Lost In Translation

I am hopelessly in love with language.  I love the way it moves, the way it sounds, the way it feels, the way it thinks… 351 more words

Social Comment

Remembering Andrew Sachs, Manuel from Fawlty Towers


This morning awaking before 5am I was saddened to learn of the death of Andrew Sachs who famously portrayted  the well-meaning but inept Spanish waiter Manuel in the classic comedy Fawlty Towers. 2,176 more words


Summer Wonderland

Julian Dennison (the very talented star of Hunt For The Wilderpeople – he’s destined for great things) helps some guy called Ronan Keating to adapt a seasonal song so that it finally fits the season downunder. 8 more words