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23 Apr 19
Revolution

ANAHEIM, Calif. — It really doesn’t matter how many times…

23 Apr 19
Municipal Dreams

If you’re not from Merseyside, you probably haven’t heard of Birkenhead’s Woodchurch Estate but in 1944 it featured in a Picture Post article which, it was claimed, ‘had repercussions over the Empire’. (1)  That might have been an exaggeration but for a time conflicting ideas around the estate’s design dominated not only local politics but […]

23 Apr 19
GreatDrams

It is a slightly chilly Thursday evening in mid-April when I rock up for dinner at The Flatiron Room in New York, I was in need of a wintery warmer, a whiskey or few and some fantastic food. And that I received.  Just a few days earlier I had been in touch with a friend of […]

23 Apr 19
Daily Business

Morag McFarlane: acknowledgement   Firms in Scotland are among 201 British businesses receiving this years Queen’s Awards for enterprise. Three-quarters – 151 – of recipients are smaller firms, defined as those with fewer than 250 employees. Thirty of these have fewer than ten employees. Now in their 53rd year, the awards announced on the Queen’s…

Queen’s Awards hail contribution of smaller firms was originally published on Daily Business

23 Apr 19
Snow to Sand: Poetry, Stories and Musings from Canada to the Caribbean

            Three o’clock on a Friday afternoon was about the best time you could pick to sneak unnoticed out of a midrise apartment building in a working-class suburb. Pretty near perfect, in fact. The factory labourers would be punching out of the afternoon shift, and waiting for the sluggish buses that would haul their well-flogged […]

23 Apr 19
A Kitchen In Uganda

It has been a  year since I moved to Jamaica and assimilating has not been a problem because most of the food/ environment and warmth of the people remind me of home. With that said, there are things that are completely different and make me marvel and wonder at how different and unique we all […]

23 Apr 19
Cch217

“James?” Stella asked from the doorway. “Stella, call Detective Benjamin Knowles, please.” James sat Natalie’s gun along with his revolver over on the bar. “Drink Natalie?” He asked. “Yes.” She answered. James poured two glasses of bourbon and took them over to where Natalie was sitting. “Would you like to go sit in the kitchen […]

23 Apr 19
SS NEWS

No, Akshay Kumar is not contesting Lok Sabha elections! Actor clarifies after cryptic tweet leads to frenzy  Free Press Journal General Elections 2019: “Not Contesting Elections,” Says Akshay Kumar Amid Big Buzz Over A Tweet  NDTV News Here’s the truth regarding Akshay Kumar contesting elections  Times of India Amid ‘wild speculation’ of Akshay Kumar entering ‘uncharted territory’, actor […]

23 Apr 19
Red Coco

“She wanted a fight, and she wanted me to win.” – Polar Binks This is a Guest Lay Report from a wing of mine – Polar Binks. I Tweeted recently: “I like Lay Reports when they have a story arc, explain milestones and signals, and describe what makes for good seduction and sex.” I want […]

22 Apr 19
The Heresy Archive

This is one of those cases of irony. The later version, Hellsing Ultimate, is WORSE than the original. It is, ironically, TOO violent. The original Hellsing has a better balance, humor, and storyline than the subsequent version that came out years later. This is not the common outcome, but there’s been a few other examples […]

22 Apr 19
Random Scottish History

St George, martyr, about 303. St Ibar, or Ivor, Bishop in Ireland, about 500. St Gerard, Bishop of Toul, confessor, 994. St Adalbert, Bishop of Prague, martyr, 997.   Born. King Louis IX. of France, 1215; Julius Cæsar Scaliger, eminent scholar, 1484; Sir Gilbert Elliot, first Earl of Minto, statesman, 1751.     Died. – Pierre Danès, […]

22 Apr 19
The Irreverent Kitchen

Puerto Rican food is, for the most part, not spicy hot.  Is it well seasoned? You bet it is.  But hot-pepper hot?  Not really, with the exception of pique, pronounced PEE-keh, Puerto Rico’s all-time favorite vinegar hot sauce.  A small glass bottle with a shaker top sits on just about every table and every bottle […]