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16 Dec 18
New Penn Trucking

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16 Dec 18
A Stamp A Day

One of the very few objects from my childhood that I managed to keep (until I moved to Thailand, that is) was a beautiful stocking knitted by one of my grandmothers not long after my little sister was born. Now, I don’t even have a photograph of this stocking (although it seems to make an […]

16 Dec 18
Diecast Car Collector

Maserati is one of my favourite Car Makes, unfortunately they are not served as well by diecast manufacturers as Lamborghini, Ferrari or Porsche. I have thirteen models in my collection (compared to 76 Porsches and 54 Lamborghinis). The Maserati tagline is “Luxury, sports and style cast in exclusive cars“. As a teen my dream supercar […]

16 Dec 18
Astral Projection Secrets

Friday, 14 December 2018. Reading time (optimized): 4 min. Readability score: 49. In choosing to ride in a taxi in the dream state, whether in subliminal, liminal, or concurrent dream self modes, I am relinquishing reticular activating system mediation to the preconscious and the emerging consciousness dynamics. The resulting preconscious simulacrum is an incidental factor […]

15 Dec 18
The Love of Rouse 487

Unlimited music downloads was a dream to music lovers in the past. Today it has become a reality to us. With so many online music stores, we are able to find songs we love, download them onto our computer or portable media device such as the MP3 player. This article would share with you what […]

15 Dec 18
The Love of Rouse 487

Unlimited music downloads was a dream to music lovers in the past. Today it has become a reality to us. With so many online music stores, we are able to find songs we love, download them onto our computer or portable media device such as the MP3 player. This article would share with you what […]

15 Dec 18
Fairy Tail LGBTales

Boom Bitches (1210 words) Author: Jinx13GXA, SummerBummin, EndMyEternalSuffering Rating: Teen And Up Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: Natsu Dragneel/Gray Fullbuster Characters: Natsu Dragneel, Gray Fullbuster, Gajeel Redfox, Igneel, Wendy Marvell, Sting Eucliffe, Rogue Cheney Summary: Modern AU. Natsu likes explosives, and due to his family’s permits, he can’t get in trouble for setting […]

15 Dec 18
Jorden Rieke

My last blog post had me thinking about music and how important it is to me.  Music is tied with film for my favorite art form.  For me, the most important purposes of art are to make you  feel and to inspire personal growth.  Personally, I have a much easier time drawing emotion and learning […]

15 Dec 18
Book 'Em, Jan O

Readers. have a look at this post, from Quora, copied for you below. It’s an unusual kind of ghost, and the author came to feel it had the family’s safety in mind. That’s interesting because the ghost responds to the living in an intelligent way, it’s not a “filmstrip” of the past (when one sees […]

15 Dec 18
The Hungry Keyboard

Driving down the snowy interstate, he wondered if he’d just plain ole lost his ever loving middle-aged mind.  Who in his right faculties would drive this far just to personally hand a man a letter? As he drove in the early afternoon traffic he tried to rationalize his decision to even do this in the first […]

15 Dec 18
Matchbox Cineclub

Matchbox Cineclub present a funeral tribute to Vine, the dearly departed platform for 6-second comedy genius

15 Dec 18
Oxfam Bookshop, Petergate York

On the sixth day of Christmas  my true love gave to me… It’s day six and we’re focusing on young couples who have just moved in together or it’s their first Christmas and sharing gifts that will help them get settled and even help them create some Christmas traditions! Why not gift your loved one […]

15 Dec 18
Máxime Writes

Hi friends. This was a really hard poem to write so big, big content warning for sexual assault & intimate partner violence. . . . . Hynes Convention Center 2014. I am hemp grease slicked straight hair down to my collarbone Tortoiseshell glasses Voice infused with lavender You are in my lap Suddenly Without consent […]

15 Dec 18
Pasadena Star News
It is time to change the Chargers’ narrative. Time to stop yapping about empty seats, opposing fans, a matchbox stadium and a fan base of as yet undetermined (but relatively small) size. And, as much as our friends in San Diego don’t want to hear this, it’s probably time to stop arguing and fuming about a franchise move that, ill-advised as it was, is now two seasons old.  (Though San Diegans are still welcome to hate-watch, as TV ratings indicate many of them apparently still do.) More to the point, it is time to put the attention where it belongs — on a group of players and coaches that are putting together maybe the NFL’s best story this season, even while much of the public is distracted by other shiny objects. The Chargers are 11-3 and tied with the Chiefs for the best record in the AFC, which is impressive enough. More to the point, they’re 6-0 away from SoCal. They spotted Pittsburgh a 23-7 halftime lead three weeks ago and won. They trailed Kansas City by two touchdowns with 8:15 to play Thursday night and won, in regulation, without Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen, when their coach pushed all his chips to the middle of the table and got away with it. “We didn’t come here to tie. We came here to win,” Anthony Lynn told reporters in Kansas City Thursday night after his gutsy two-point conversion call with four ticks left on the clock secured a 29-28 win over the Chiefs. Can we strongly suggest that the NFL Coach of the Year award should stay in Southern California? The Rams’ Sean McVay won the AP and Sporting News versions of the award last year, and while the Sean Payton and Andy Reid fan clubs might object (and probably McVay’s and the Rams’ fan base, as well), what Lynn has done with this team is nothing short of amazing. Consider: Since the 0-4 start in 2017, a season featuring the distraction of a franchise move and an inability to ever find a dependable kicker, Lynn’s Chargers are 20-6. More significantly, the coach’s bluntness, emphasis on accountability and confidence in his players have gone a long way toward changing the on-field culture of the franchise. Instead of anticipating failure, Chargers players expect success. TWO-POINT CONVERSION FOR THE WIN! #FightForEachOther#LACvsKC pic.twitter.com/dW9E4zEqQc — NFL (@NFL) December 14, 2018 “You always felt something was going to go wrong” in the past, said Joey Bosa, whose rookie year was the Chargers’ last in San Diego and Mike McCoy’s last as head coach. “When we go out to play now, we feel like we should dominate, and we do.” Expecting the worst has long been a Charger tradition. A kicker would miss the same makeable 40-yard field goal in the late stages of playoff games in two separate seasons, five years apart, against the same team (Nate Kaeding against the Jets, 2004 and ’09). Or a defensive back would make a key interception and fumble the ball away trying to return it (2006 against the Patriots, and hello, Marlon McCree!). Or Ray Rice would turn a dump-off pass on 4th-and-29 into a first down, setting up a game-tying field goal in a game the Chargers would lose in overtime in 2012. That’s not to say any of that couldn’t still happen in the weeks to come. But the rallies in Pittsburgh and KC have reinforced an attitude in the Chargers’ room that nothing’s impossible. “We won a close game in Seattle,” Philip Rivers said during his postgame news conference in Kansas City Thursday night. “We won a close game against the Titans in London. We lost a close game (against) Denver. We went to Pittsburgh and found a way. So I don’t think there’s anything this team believes we can’t do. Now, that doesn’t mean we’re always gonna do it. “It wasn’t a very happy sideline (for most of Thursday night) but it wasn’t a dejected sideline, like, ‘Here we go again.’ It’s hard to fight against that when you’re going 4-12, 5-11 and not winning these close games. So, having had some experiences where we overcame some things and won some close games, nobody was panicking.” Let’s put this another way: Could any Charger follower of the last 15 years even imagine Schottenheimer, or Norv Turner, or McCoy going for the win without hesitation rather than kicking the extra point to force overtime? Thought so. That could be the difference. Maybe not fearing failure frees you up to succeed. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Unless the Chargers win out and get some help from the Seahawks against KC this week, they will be playing postseason games on the road. (The Chiefs, who still control the tiebreaker, play the Raiders at home in the season finale so that’s probably a lost cause.)  But the possibility that the AFC’s path to the Super Bowl might run through Carson unleashed all of the one-liners and memes and snark on Twitter Thursday night. It’s old, it’s tired, and it does a disservice to a group of players and coaches who have taken the negatives and flipped them. Better to follow along and see how this story plays out instead of worrying about crowd sizes or TV ratings or, dare we say, parades. In other words, you don’t have to like Dean Spanos to respect what his team is accomplishing. jalexander@scng.com @Jim_Alexander on Twitter