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Wayback Wednesday: Home for the Holidays

Here’s another fav, Home for the Holidays.  I guess they make your family look sane! When her teenage daughter opts out of Thanksgiving, single mother Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) travels alone to her childhood home for an explosive holiday dinner … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Colossi of Memnon

Here’s today’s future site to visit, the Colossi of Memnon. The Colossi of Memnon (Arabic: el-Colossat or es-Salamat) are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII. Since 1350 BCE, they … Continue reading

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The Black Barbie Chronicles: When One Door Closes….

I remember the first time I applied to the English Program in Korea (EPIK) to work in the public schools and I got shot the hell down. I was bummed, sad, and thinking of going the private route, but I … Continue reading

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Music Sunday: And some more Gin

Ah, here’s another little favorite of mine.  Please enjoy. F. M. Laster “I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West  

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Noir Saturdays: The Hitch-Hiker

You just never know about people, right? I mean you can’t pick up random strangers on the road without them turning into psychos!  Which is the subject to tonight’s noir, The Hitch-Hiker. Ray (Edmond O’Brien) and Gilbert’s (Frank Lovejoy) fishing … Continue reading

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Erotic Fridays: Frank O’ Hara

And here’s today’s poet, Frank O’Hara. Frank O’Hara was a dynamic leader of the “New York School” of poets, a group that included John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler. The Abstract Expressionist painters in New York City … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Black Barbie in Jordan

Aww, look at me looking all cute. I am, eh? Here’s me in the city of mosaics. Christ!  To this day, I still can’t believe that I was able to get this close to something so old.  It’s kind of … Continue reading

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