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10 Dec 18
L'ensemble du jour

I like holidays where I get to dress up. I almost always have — I remember distinctly the excitement when I was a kid of getting to pick out the dress I would wear for the  Christmas or Easter at church. I’d also often change all of the clothes on my dolls to be similarly […]

09 Dec 18
In My Room

Hot off the presses: new music!  Better said, new music that is worth your time.

09 Dec 18
Chris and Jodi Axel's Travels

Chris here writing again! We haven’t explained WHY we’re taking the Camino Fatima, or what Fatima is or why there is a Camino to there. Let me explain that now. As the Camino Portuguese heads north from Lisbon, you can choose to go left out of Santarem for the three days’ walk to the town […]

09 Dec 18
Trueniverse

REVERSE SPEECH / HCEEPS ESREVER Aussie David John Oates discovered the phenomenon known as reverse speech. I am sure most of you have heard of backmasking in music where if you play a song backwards you can hear hidden messages. Most of those are intentional. David found that they actually occur regularly in everyday speech […]

09 Dec 18
Lars Dreams of Food

Looking back at the entire semester of cooking and just learning about food, I really enjoyed it. I took the class with only an interest in food and only having cooked with my Mom before, who’s a really good cook, and it completely exceeded my expectations for the class! I always knew that I never […]

09 Dec 18
Ed B on Sports

Kirk Douglas From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kirk Douglas  “I’m Spartacus Dammit!”   “THE VIKING Kirk Douglas, c. 1955 Born Issur Danielovitch (1916-12-09) December 9, 1916 (age 102) Amsterdam, New York, U.S. Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S. Other names Izzy Demsky Occupation Actor, filmmaker, author Years active 1946–present Political party Democratic Spouse(s) Diana Douglas (m. 1943; div. 1951) Anne Buydens […]

09 Dec 18
The Love bombercoffee2 Blog 843

casts Chlo� Grace Moretz as Susannah Cahalan, a reporter whose life is thrown into turmoil after she begins experiencing a series of inexplicable mental and physical complications. It’s a fairly compelling premise that’s employed to consistently underwhelming effect by writer/director Gerard Barrett, as the filmmaker proves perpetually unable to elevate the proceedings above the level […]

09 Dec 18
Blogtor Who

Jodie Whittaker’s first season as the Doctor comes to a rousing finish. But has she won the war for viewers’ hearts? In many ways, The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos has a major battle on its hands. Under both Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat, season finales were epic events. The near total destruction of […]

09 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

Kirby is probably the cutest video game character of all time. He is pink and mushy, more like a cuddly pillow than the brave hero of a massive franchise. But his world is not as delightful as it first appears. Sometimes the sickly-sweet look of the Kirby The universe gives way to something that is […]

09 Dec 18
Keryl Raist

Lock   1/1/36 ABY: Lirium   Rey’s hideout among the plains is starting to look vaguely settlement… ish. The fact that it’s only her is part of why it looks not quite right. It would take the casual observer more than a few minutes to figure out what’s wrong. The collection of tidy cottages, a […]

09 Dec 18
Recovery and Rainbows

  “I just came here to say that I haven’t managed to attend many lessons this term as I’m really struggling with my mental health and even leaving home in the morning is a struggle” “But you managed to get to this meeting ok?” This is an actual conversation I had with the student welfare […]

09 Dec 18
Harvard Science Review

Introduction Robots have pervaded popular culture since the dawn of the technological revolution; for nearly a century, authors, filmmakers, artists, and conspiracy theorists have prophesied that robots will someday break free from mankind’s control and wreak apocalyptic havoc. The popular TV show Black Mirror tells stories of futuristic tech run amok, from powerful and dangerous […]

09 Dec 18
Eastman First United Methodist Church

Back when I wasn’t going to church much, I found myself at Dana’s parents’ church in suburban Atlanta. There, I sat through worship, the sermon, mostly focused on how I was going to pay for the expenses in front of us. We were just getting our start and passing through on the way to Virginia. […]

09 Dec 18
Filthy Dreams

What the hell am I looking at? This was the question I continually asked myself as I wandered aimlessly through the Carnegie Museum of Art’s 2018 Carnegie International. What is this pile of industrial materials in the Hall of Sculpture? What is this coffee stand? What are these random photographs? Why was I so tragically […]