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2013 in review

This morning, I received my blog’s annual report from WordPress – as generated by their helper monkeys… I was surprised to realize that I only wrote 11 posts this year – this motivates me to write more next year. Perhaps what was more surprising was the fact that some of my most popular posts were from previous years – especially about “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971 movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”). Definitely the most surprising was the fact that people from 78 countries have visited my blog (especially since people rarely comment)! Just Read More

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Shower Gel

This morning, just before getting into the shower, I finally remembered to add “shower gel” to my shopping list. Then, in parenthesis, I wrote “Dove Cucumber.” Which made me feel kind of guilty. After all, I don’t have much in the way of income and am living stipend check to stipend check. Which then made me think back to all those people who find pleasure in degrading people on food stamps who have the unmitigated gall to purchase *gasp* name brand products. All my life…(cue Miss Sophia’s speech…) It’s no secret to those who know me that I grew up Read More

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“The Black Advent”

As many of you know, there is a movie out called “The Black Nativity.” This post has absolutely nothing to do with it except for the fact that somewhere in my midnight stream of consciousness, these two phrases connected. One birthed the other, and in the light of day, I’m not sure which came first in my head. Anyway, the same stream of consciousness led me to pull out my phone so I could “jot” down a few thoughts for blogging later. Instead of a couple of words and phrases, I pretty much typed out an entire blog post. I Read More