Monthly Archives: August 2013

Her Adoring Fans

She heard the roar of the crowd across the building. Her fans erupted into deafening cheers as she walked into the room. Several threw themselves at her, wrapping their arms around her legs. It was her first performance after a … Continue reading

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Paleo Smack Down – A Refutation of the Paleo Diet / Lifestyle

I wonder that motivated Marlene Zuk to write Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet and How We Live.  The focus of the book is, as the title indicates, a refutation of the paleo diet / paleo lifestyle … Continue reading

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50-Word Tales #112

Originally posted on boy with a hat:
He had to see her again. He procured daffodils and sweets and went to her house and knocked at her door. A stranger opened, and he was naked from the waist up. He…

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Order 66 – Not the Jedi Slaughter You’re Looking For

Finished the Star Wars book Order 66 a while back, but still wanted to give it a quick review.  For those without an encyclopedic knowledge of Star Wars, order 66 is from the last Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith.  It’s … Continue reading

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Secret Ancient Man

Summary: If you know what filoque means, you’ll love Agent of Byzantium, by Harry Turtledove. Harry Turtledove is a prolific writer who specializes in alternate history.  His books cover a wide span of human history, from ancient Rome to World … Continue reading

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Running a 5k after 1,200 miles of practice

I ran my first 5k race a few days ago.  It took me a year to build up the courage and even then my participation in this race only occurred by happenstance.  I’ve been running for about 2 years.  My … Continue reading

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Cooking to Relieve the Pressure

This particular tale was “inspired” as it were, by the recent quinoa / pressure cooker Google searches that landed Michele Catalano’s family in hot water. __________________________________________________________ When he wasn’t plotting to destroy the decadent West, the enemy agent cooked.  He’d … Continue reading

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Birthday Surprise?

Keith checked his Lord and Taylor order for the blouse and skirt he’d bought his wife.  Her birthday was coming up and he wanted to get it right.  He closed his laptop as she walked into the room. “Honey,” she … Continue reading

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