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Dog Days of Summer

This past week was the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and this past weekend was the 10th Anniversary of when the levees failed. All of which is a reminder that Dennis Hastert was right. It is little understood elsewhere that … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Get Bookish

I was in the bookstore the other day perusing the bargain shelves, the ones near the front where a serendipitous collection of a nonfiction, do it yourself, how tos, and self help books are offer at highly affordable prices.  I … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Wait It Out

To Blake Hyland, his family, and medical team. Following a head injury early last year, this young man spent weeks in a coma–classic, he may never recover, never  be the same.  He is now slated to head back to school … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

To the Wisconsin State Legislature—admittedly, no one’s favorite organization most weeks—for limiting access to heavy weaponry by local police departments. We’ve come a long way from the mannerly officer on the street corner saying hello to the passersby. Body armor, … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Young at Heart

To Hayley Okines, a wonderful young lady who passed away this week of Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome, a disease that causes premature aging. Miss Okines was seventeen years old and had the effective age of 104. Obscure illnesses like Progeria … Continue reading

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Déjà vu All Over Again

The thing about the United States is, that it used to be this diverse country with amazing regional differences that were fascinating if you gave them a chance. Now, of course, it is a hideously pockmarked relic of adult DisneyLands—where’s … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Potato Crostini

A picture of thin sliced irregularly shaped bread dressed with various garnish that *almost* looked like length-wise potato slices gave me a genius idea! Make little toasts out of potato slices!!!!! This actually turns out to be a yummy and … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Flat Coke

This week’s Heartlander is a repeat: Congratulations Nigeria for finding a quick and simple treatment for Ebola that seems to be at least somewhat effective in reducing mortality—oral hydration with an electrolyte and sugar solution. You know, kinda like sports … Continue reading

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Thoroughly Modern or Throwback?

Recently I was watching a 60s era zany screwball comedy that was set in the Roaring 20s and riffing off a lot of the zany screwball of the 20s. It’s a once popular and now somewhat forgotten movie called Thoroughly … Continue reading

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Lady Power?

So, there’s this Greek play, called Lysistrata. It’s an easy read and relatively short (especially as Ancient Greek literature goes), however, it doesn’t make it into the High School curriculum much, and if you’ve read it, you know why. Even … Continue reading

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