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  • Perchance to Dream by Dorien Grey 7/30/2015 3:05:20 AM
    I love dreams. The prospect of dreaming is one of the high points of my going to bed. Last night I woke up with a topic for a fantastic blog, and had the perfect title: “Whither Luxembourg?” It was to be a lighthearted piece (and, as I rec... more

  • Lessons Learned from Walter Palmer and Cecil the Lion by Jane Freund 7/29/2015 4:54:16 PM
    Walter Palmer's killing of Cecil the Lion sparked international outrage. However, lessons can be learned from this incident.... more

  • Moods by Dorien Grey 7/27/2015 2:46:23 AM
    mood, n.: a temporary state of mind or feeling We all experience moods, some more frequently and/or more intensely than others. They are yet another means of providing an overall balance to life. We often call them “mood swings,” though in m... more

  • My Successful Essay Writing by Isabelle Faulkner 7/23/2015 3:53:13 AM
    Lots of students and ex-students know that essay writing is one of the toughest things to do. It should be done right no matter if this is your assigned essay for the class, interesting essays for college admissions or paper for some essay contest... more

  • Sharing Dreams by Dorien Grey 7/23/2015 2:45:24 AM
    There is a trinity of dreams. First are the collective dreams of our race, which guide us toward a better future and urge us to strive to make them come true. That all these dreams have not yet been realized—and may never be—does not deter us from ha... more

  • The Diamond Lady by Dorien Grey 7/20/2015 3:48:05 AM
    Looking back at my 17 years in Los Angeles (1966-1983) brings back a flood of memories of the people I knew there. And I immediately thought of Pat. Pat was one of my favorite people during my Los Angeles days. I first met her while I was wo... more

  • New Publication Available by John Herlihy 7/19/2015 11:48:32 PM
    I take this opportunity to announce the publication of my new book of essays entitled Feathers in the Dust. The sub-title for this book is "Traditional Essays on the Human Condition". I wanted to write on various ideas that play an important role in ... more

  • On love, guilt and doubt by Tascha Lee Dresser 7/18/2015 3:51:25 PM
    Today I am writing this blog on love and the things that can happen and come with it. I hope everyone concerned will appreciate what I have to say in it. There have been times in my life when others have told me in different ways that I can't ha... more

  • Remembering by Dorien Grey 7/16/2015 3:08:09 AM
    I'm not sure why I insist on sharing these things with you...I can't expect you to have any interest in someone you never knew. Yet it is precisely because you never knew Bob Combs, my friend of more than 40 years, that I'd introduce you—however peri... more

  • Flashbacks by Dorien Grey 7/13/2015 2:36:48 AM
    For some unknown reason, I awoke this morning having flashbacks of my days (23 years, actually) in Pence, Wisconsin. I moved to Pence from Los Angeles in January of 1983, driving myself in a 24 foot U-Haul towing a second 12-foot trailer behind it. T... more

  • Dear Lord, But You're Dumb! by Dorien Grey 7/9/2015 2:43:20 AM
    Disclaimer: The title of this blog is not the personal opinion of the writer, but apparently that of just about everyone out to get something from you. Please read on. I never cease to be amazed by the extent to which those trying to sell so... more

  • Ask Not by Dorien Grey 7/6/2015 3:48:09 AM
    Questions can be dangerous things. They can easily disrupt the flow of one’s day and/or one’s life. Questions can be like an endless row of upended dominoes: the answer to one can lead to the asking of another, just as looking up a word in the dictio... more

  • 10 Common Application Essay Mistakes and How to Avoid Them by Pearl Lopez 7/6/2015 3:17:38 AM
    Everyone wants world peace. If that’s your goal, show what precise contributions you will make towards it! If you have an essay question or prompt, make sure you answer it specifically. If you are free to write on your own topic, make sure you narrow... more

  • Disappearing by Michael D LeFevre 7/5/2015 5:38:43 AM
    If you are wondering why I don't blog as often as I should, let me just clarify that 2015 could be the year where I disappear up my own rectum. Between, full time work, supply teaching, officiating American football, family and other projects, there ... more

  • Eva’s Byte #10: My Declaration of Independence on the Fourth by Eva Pasco 7/4/2015 12:37:43 AM
    On the Fourth of July, aka Independence Day, Americans commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. A benchmark document of historical significance defining the spirit of our country, it bas... more

  • Hey, Rube! by Dorien Grey 7/2/2015 2:45:27 AM
    In the days when carnivals and circuses roamed across America, the rides and the side-shows were the primary draws. And while the rides were generally legitimate, the same could hardly be said of the side shows. Bearded ladies, turtle boys, rubber me... more

  • Hidden Costs? by Dorien Grey 6/29/2015 3:02:32 AM
    The Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality was, rightly, greeted with something akin to euphoria by the GLBT community and many of its straight supporters. There are a number of major battles yet to be fought involving discrimination tucked with... more

  • Name Your Crab by Lawrence Christopher 6/28/2015 5:10:08 AM
    Name the crabs in your barrel of acquaintances, family and friends. Pincher crab: smokes, but is hardly if ever seen with a pack of cigarettes because they bum from you. They look for others to pay the change/taxes on purchases. br... more

  • July 4th - USA Independence Day by Vanshika Kasturi 6/28/2015 12:31:05 AM
    Happy Birthday America The struggle for freedom in humanity is an ancient tale. True spiritual development is the way of liberty yet a liberty lived with a social conscience and compassion toward the lives of others. Always, a mature spiritual pe... more

  • Greed by Dorien Grey 6/25/2015 2:58:46 AM
    Greed is one of Mankind's less noble attributes, and there are so very many things to be greedy about: money, power, adulation, food. I tend to concentrate my greed on time. I can never get enough of it, and that's unfortunate because it is the one t... more

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