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I just finished reading Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra. It was okay; I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads, then put it in my book bag as a donation to wherever, since I don’t plan to read it again. My takeaway was this: 1. Politicians were incredibly corrupt. 2. The 1% ruled the world and didn’t give a shit about the remaining 99%. 3. A truly powerful woman will certainly not be a saint, but she will undoubtedly engender all...

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Yes, I came out of my closet and concluded that I hate all of my clothes. ALL of them, every single item. Pretty much every item. Well, I guess I can live with a few pieces… I suppose this stems from a rather chronic dissatisfaction with my body in general. But perhaps this is how every woman feels? Nora Ephron felt bad about her neck and I can certainly sympathize, especially now that I’m past 50. She also could remember...

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Besides obsessively playing Candy Crush Saga, I occasionally play this bizarre role-playing/trivia game on my phone called Quiz RPG: World of Mystic Wiz. You roam around sort of medieval/fantasy settings and collect spirits, all of which are beautifully drawn. You encounter enemies/bosses and have to answer trivia questions in order to proceed. Yes, I know it’s goofy, but it’s good for distracting your mind from other more...

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Sex. Chocolate. Asparagus Pee.

Sex. Chocolate. Asparagus Pee.


Posted By on Feb 13, 2014

Now you’re paying attention. I was wondering, just why is chocolate sexy? Why are women usually the only ones pictured eating chocolate in commercials? Why are women sent into almost orgasmic states when they consume it (in commercials, I mean, I don’t recall ever being sexually turned on by chocolate…well, never mind…). Sometimes you’ll see a man in chocolate commercials, but I’ll bet 90% of the...

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Where the hell did last year go?

Where the hell did last year go?


Posted By on Jan 4, 2014

In the movie Star Trek: Generations, my favorite captain, Jean-Luc Picard, has suffered a family tragedy and he muses about the passage of time. His enemy has just informed him that time “was a predator that stalked us all our lives.” Picard feels time “is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because they’ll never come again.” Like Picard, who has...

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Lady is all dressed up for Halloween, but she looks rather sad.  Weren’t dogs traditionally the symbol for melancholia?  I have had that famous print by Albrecht Dürer hanging over my desk for many years, because I have always associated myself with the ‘melancholia’ humor.  I’m often sitting like the figure in the print, contemplating life, the universe, and everything.  That is one sad-looking dog in...

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