Occidental Leather

23 May 19
Real World Drive

Volkswagen, the car marque known for its iconic people’s car Beetle as much as for its German roots, joins the Mabuhay Germany tradeshow this weekend at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. At the bi-annual flagship event of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Volkswagen will exhibit their new Asian-priced models, the Santana-GTS hatchback and […]

21 May 19
CauseACTION Clarion

“In college, I was left of center,” explained James Comey in an interview with New York magazine, “and through a gradual process I found myself more comfortable with a lot of the ideas and approaches the Republicans were using.” Comey voted for Jimmy Carter in 1980, but says that four years later, in 1984, “I […]

28 Apr 19
Shoes and Feet

  The syphilis epidemics of the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries caused great consternation across Europe and beyond and may have ensured the foot became sexualised. The foot and shoe in both Occidental and Oriental Societies were used as sex toys in intimate frottage. When the STD epidemic moved from Spain to Italy before engulfing the […]

25 Apr 19
The Balmy Diaries

With each passing day I felt a growing appreciation for what I had come to think of as the Moroccan Mosaic.  Everything from language, cuisine, religion, ethnicity, climate, geography and of course art is a dazzling yet somehow coherent mix. The diversity was as energizing as the people were friendly.     Although similar in […]

10 Apr 19
Site Title

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the third-most widely produced polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC is one the most widely used plastics and is produced by polymerization of the monomer vinyl chloride. PVC has an amorphous structure with polar chlorine atoms and has fire retardant properties and oil/chemical resistance. PVC is widely used in construction, packaging, automotive […]

08 Apr 19
Gagan Sandhu

REMNANTS OF THE PAST In a museum laboratory, Irene Good is studying pieces of silk from long-lost cloth found at archaeological sites in western Europe and central and south Asia. Good immerses the threads in a solution to tease apart the strands of protein. Then she uses several methods of biochemical analysis to examine the […]

01 Apr 19
Persistence Market Research

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the third-most widely produced polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC is one the most widely used plastics and is produced by polymerization of the monomer vinyl chloride. PVC has an amorphous structure with polar chlorine atoms and has fire retardant properties and oil/chemical resistance. PVC is widely used in construction, packaging, […]

25 Mar 19
Tracking The Leopard Meroz

Keep your tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.  Psalm 34:13 In the poignant song, The Point of No Return, songwriters Jeff Limbol, Hank Sherman, and Pete Steiner capture the end result of the dangerous seductions of the Phantom of the Opera in these words, Past the point of no return, the final threshold, the […]

08 Mar 19
The 21st Century Yankee

I flew in from Los Angeles to see it. Typically you don’t go from LA to Beirut to see anything, unless you’re George Clooney (and that was back in the day), but the Olympus Bar was all anyone had talked about for months. The World had been kind of been a drag. The night before […]

08 Mar 19
continuoussearch

There are imaginary places that call to us. Illyria. Macondo–though be careful of that one, friend. The Invisible Cities that Polo reports on to the Khan. And Cocaigne. And so, at the end of the day, when I have spent the precious fortune of my wit and energy, spent it for what? Money? Success? Some […]

05 Mar 19
FredSwan.wine

LaRue Wines’ Katy Wilson’s been focused on the craft of winemaking since her first year at Cal Poly seventeen years ago. After graduating with degrees in Winemaking & Viticulture and Ag business, she worked at numerous, highly respected wineries here and abroad. They include Joseph Phelps (Napa Valley), Torbreck (Barossa Valley, AU), Craggy Range (Hawkes […]

28 Feb 19
GCU News

Greetings fellow Saints and GCU Chaplains; It is almost a bit overwhelming to try to share with you all the things that have transpired since our last class in San Angelo, Texas. As you all know from our previous post, apostle Hodge left Texas with cowboy boots and hat to venture to Remnant Fellowship which […]