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Peace For Our Time!

Neville Chamberlain will always be remembered for those words.  On his return to London in 1938 on a Friday in September the British Prime Minister returned from Germany with a piece of paper assuring everyone that...

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“…and across the line!”

Back in December I wrote a blog post entitled, “Coming into Gambon” where I talked about how it felt to nearly reach the end of the semester and I alluded to the last turn...

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How To Adult

I know.  When a 33 year old bachelor takes to his blog to pronounce an opinion on something there’s always a chance it’ll be a nothing burger filled with wild speculation sauce and empty...

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The Eye of The Storm

I’ve never been in a hurricane.  I’m not sure I’d ever have the desire to ride out one of those phenomena.  But I can attest to the experience of the Eye.  Hurricanes are terrible...

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Destroy All Homework!

There’s been a debate brewing, marinating and nearing the boiling point for a very long time – is homework in elementary school and even middle school helpful?  There’s been studies done that have opined...

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In The Thick of It

In the penultimate episode (‘Stolen Earth’) of David Tennant’s reign in “Doctor Who”, Rose Tyler returns to a Earth in chaos and under siege by the Daleks and their creator Davros.  She warps in and...

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In a Holding Pattern

Well.  How are you?  Good?  I’m fine.  No, really.  I’m great.  I’ve just been waiting, watching and wondering for the last few weeks.  You see, I had an MRI done on the 23rd of January....

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True Grit – a review of “Droughtland”

There is something innately inspiring about the rancher.  When you see them in photos toiling their craft.  When you hear them speak about the life they live and the struggles they bear on broad...

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Deep Breath, Part II

The post title refers to two things.  One – the original post from last semester.  It also is a reference to the opening episode of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in Doctor Who.  The episode is notable...

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Back To The Future, Part II

The second movie in trilogies is hit or miss.  Star Wars has one of the best.  Back to the Future is disappointing.  Lord of the Rings is acceptable.  Godfather Part II is timeless (let...

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It Was A Very Good Year

**Warning – there’s one piece of adult language in this post. It is topical and serves a purpose.** I’ve been trying to work Ol’ Blue Eyes into a blog post for the last year...

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2014 Wasn’t THAT Bad…Right?

Three days.  In three days 2014 will be but a memory as the clocks and calendars will click over into the future.  There are plenty of folks in my facebook feed and twitter feed...

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In The Valley

Merry Christmas! I hope that the holidays were kind to you. They were beyond kind to me and I’m humbled at the gifts I was given. I got a big box of food from...

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FINNNIIISSHHH HIIIIIMMMM!

I love movies.  I love books.  And I love music.  Plenty of the subjects I write about here and on other blogs are often related back to one of these three things. Today there’s...

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Coming into Gambon

That title may not make any sense to you but if you’re a fan of the UK Top Gear than you’re nodding your head.  Here’s a link to the Top Gear Site that’ll help you...

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Hello Darkness My Old Friend

It is a harbinger of doom.  A dark cloud upon a fading horizon.  Satan, Beelzebub, Evil.  A bad moon on the rise.  A thousand suns burning for an eternity could not attempt to pain...

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When the Honeymoon is Over

We’ve all experienced it.  We’ve all been there, done that and probably even managed to snag a shirt out of the deal.  That moment when that once new and wonderful thing suddenly becomes normal...