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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

by Kung Fu Zu • Sometimes saints wear bowling shoes

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The 700

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke6/13/17
John McEnroe is Right: Serena Williams Couldn’t Beat Eggs on Men’s Tour  •  It’s a sad time when simple truths cause serious trouble. But that time is now, and a good example is how former number-one tennis player John McEnroe is being excoriated for stating that Serena Williams More » • (730 views)

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Book Review: Conjure Wife

by Timothy Lane6/25/17
by Fritz Lieber  •  Available for Kindle  •  Norman and Tansy Saylor are a typical small-town college faculty couple. He’s a sociology professor — and she’s a witch helping to protect her husband and his career. Norman accidentally discovers this one day when he comes across various supplies he recognizes from his own research in the subject. More » • (417 views)

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Twenty-First Century History

by Steve Lancaster6/25/17
When did history begin? For some Christian Evangelicals, history began with creation some 5000 years ago. For some historians,’ it began with Herodotus in the 5th century BCE. Then, archeologists might contend, history began with the Neolithic cultures that developed along the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys More » • (299 views)

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Book Review: Cardiac Arrest

by Anniel6/21/17
Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO on the Feds Hit List. Authors: Howard Root, with Stephen Saltarelli. Available on Kindle.  •  I had decided to review this book some time ago because I thought it was so important, but how to do it justice eluded me. More » • (377 views)

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Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

by Brad Nelson6/19/17
Based upon a book by Ransom Riggs, and directed by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is yet another X-Men-ish story about how everyone is different and those differences are special…except when they turn us into monsters…in this case, monsters from the mind of Tim Burton. More » • (344 views)

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Pulling the Plug on Healthcare Reform

by Jon N. Hall6/16/17
At some of the raucous town hall meetings this year, indignant constituents would tell their representatives that if it weren’t for Obamacare they’d be dead. Actually, if it weren’t for modern medicine they’d be dead; Obamacare is merely a payment system, (and a rather rickety one). More » • (301 views)

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To Serve my Turn Upon Him

by Deana Chadwell6/16/17
Does anyone else have the strange feeling that we’re caught up in some Shakespearian tragedy, some skullduggery creeping through the entourage of Henry VIII? I sense spies hiding in the curtains and hear whispers behind the potted palms. More » • (439 views)

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TV Series Review: Westworld (HBO)

by Steve Lancaster6/13/17
Asimov’s three rules of robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.  •  2) A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.  •  3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. More » • (492 views)

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Was Mohammed a “True Muslim”?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke6/13/17
In the wake of every terrorist act there is the same argument. The voices-in-the-wilderness right will say, insofar as they’re not muzzled with hate-speech laws, that Islam is the problem. In contrast, a leftist drumbeat of media and mainstream politicos will assert that the Muslim terrorists aren’t really “Muslim” terrorists More » • (336 views)

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 Ten Transgender Truths

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke6/12/17
Whether you’re a lawmaker considering a “bathroom bill” or some other “transgender”-oriented legislation, or a citizen pondering a vote influencing the matter, you need the facts. The following are 10 “transgender” truths: More » • (402 views)

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The Phone Call

by Pat Tarzwell   6/9/17
I was sitting at my computer the other day, just trying to do a little work when I got the call.  It was one of those rare events where no-one else was available to answer the phone, so I picked it up and had no idea just how much fun I was about to have. More » • (353 views)

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Cliff Hanging and Earthquakes

by Deana Chadwell5/31/17
This is shocking, and in our post-modern world I shouldn’t admit it, but I like to think.  I know, I know – if I were truly cool and trendy I’d acknowledge, in grand existentialist style, that everything is just matter, therefore nothing matters More » • (863 views)

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