Monthly Archives: August 2017

Eclipse Day is upon us. Is a dragon going to eat the sun?

  by Chuck Stanley Unless you live in a cave somewhere, with no way to connect to the outside world, you know the total solar eclipse will be here tomorrow. The countdown is picking up speed. If you are near … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: August 20, 2017

August 20th is National Honey Bee Day * Chocolate Pecan Pie Day National Lemonade Day * National Radio Day International Homeless Animals Day * ________________________________________________________________ MORE! Bernardo O’Higgins, Connie Chung and Akira Kurosawa, click

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Trump trapped by his own prevarications

By ann summers   The protests against those protesting Confederate statuary removal are justified to eradicate the “… systematic propaganda campaign to advance the racial cause of the Confederacy”, despite Trump’s apparent and continued sympathy for it using false equivalence. … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: August 19, 2017

August 19th is Coco Chanel Day * National Aviation Day * International Orangutan Day Soft-Serve Ice Cream Day World Honey Bee Day World Humanitarian Day * World Photography Day ________________________________________________________________ MORE! John Flamsteed, Coco Chanel and Gene Roddenberry, click

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ON THIS DAY: August 18, 2017

August 18th is Bad Poetry Day Ice Cream Pie Day Fajita Day * Mail Order Catalog Day * Pinot Noir Day Serendipity Day * _______________________________________________________________ MORE! Antonio Salieri, Rosalynn Carter and Vladimir Nabokov, click

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by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There’s a wide spectrum of relationships between poets and readers. Some poets write with a searing clarity, and some write as if daring you to make any sense of their poems. Some write poems so personal … Continue reading

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Realpolitik, Surrealpolitik: Steve Bannon talks to liberals

By ann summers More puzzling is the fact that Bannon would phone a writer and editor of a progressive publication (the cover lines on whose first two issues after Trump’s election were “Resisting Trump” and “Containing Trump”) and assume that … Continue reading

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