Friends' Posts

A number of my friends have blogs, podcasts, photo feeds and create other content on the web. Instead of a traditional blogroll, I have created a list of links to their content. This list is updated automagically as they post to their blog. None of the content here is mine, nor is it owned by me. It does not necessarily reflect my opinion nor the opinion of my clients, employers, family, friends, or entourage. Share and Enjoy!

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Having a weird name and coming from Hawaii is not an obstacle to the presidency. Hatespeech, on the other hand? … Continue reading →
10 hours 5 minutes ago

Posted by Kim & Sage Did you think we DIDN’T have something to say about this year’s performances? Yeah, yeah, we’re late, but we’re here. Because 2018 brought us so much great work, from stage to screen, that deserves to be shouted out. These are the people who made us laugh, cry, scream, and/or sit […]
10 hours 40 minutes ago

Alex U. Case is an Associate Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and, as you’ll discover in this episode, the audio world’s foremost sleuth - the Sherlock Holmes of audio techniques. Professor Case’s research and professional activities focus on the technical foundations, creative motivations, and aesthetic merits of recording and signal processing
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A bunch of comments... When I heard about the commercial my first reaction was why are they doing this. If their products mostly sell to men this will hurt them in sales. It's hard for men (and women too) to defend the gender without invoking the ire of others, so mostly people stay silent and let the myth that men are responsible for the problems in our society go unchallenged. But you can push
2 days 12 hours ago

I made this recipe for stir fry tofu and cabbage on Sunday…in the dark because we lost power in an ice storm…and it was so good we finished the whole thing! It’s low calorie, plant-based goodness that’s deceptively easy to make once you plan ahead to prep the tofu. It’s even yummy for tofu haters! … Continue reading "Stir Fry Tofu and Napa Cabbage" The post Stir Fry Tofu and Napa Cabbage appeared
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The new year is here and with them, several changes to Home Garden Joy. We’re celebrating our 11th year and it’s time to unveil some new content and some changes just for you! Home Garden Joy Celebrates 11 Years In September 2007, I wrote my first blog post on what was then called the Seven … Continue reading "Home Garden Joy Announcements and Changes for 2019" The post Home Garden Joy
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It’s Peak TV basically all the time now, but some real heavy hitters are headed back to the small screen in 2019. Here are our picks for 10 of the biggest. It’s honestly Peak TV all the time now. Literally every week there’s some new premiere, as the major networks, premium cable outlets, and streaming […] 10 biggest TV returns of 2019 you need to watch out for - Culturess - Culturess - Women's
5 days 9 hours ago

Maybe now's a good time for a protest? Remember how we marched on Inauguration Day in 2017. Maybe a big push right now would have an even bigger effect. An idea: Cancel all trips that involve air travel until the shutdown is over.
6 days 8 hours ago

First, I am not a Democrat. I'm an independent but these days I vote straight Democrat because what the Republicans have become is so abhorrent to me. We're at the very baseline of governance in the US. Do you or do you not stand for the Constitution? Today only the Dems do. The Repubs do not. Anyway, if Pelosi and Schumer give the president "the wall" which I put in quotes because we have no clue
1 week ago

I requested to download all the info Flickr has about me on Tuesday , got the data on Wednesday , and yesterday I spent a couple of hours trying to figure out what I got. There were 14 zip files, each containing one folder. Total of 6.59GB. 12,729 files 13 of the folders contain JPG images. One folder, named 72157704082859561_da410b4a23fb_part1, contained only JSON files, 36.8MB, 6366 files. The
1 week ago

Making dinner based on what was in the fridge and googling https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/Dinner/KOREAN_GROUND_BEEF_BOWLS https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/Sides/Ginger_Apples I suggest watching the video at at least 2x speed
1 week 1 day ago

Well things hit a new low for Star Trek fans today as the last rotting vestiges of the Kelvin continuity … Continue reading →
1 week 1 day ago

I don't know why I didn't see this sooner, but Frontier's object database is the equivalent, in the world we built in the 90s, to Amazon S3, with a lot of advantages, most seeming prosaic, but very important. Names are case-insensitive There's a hierarchic browser. You can look at two or more locations at the same time. The browser is an editor. You can change the names or values of things without
1 week 3 days ago

Ready for a gnocchi recipe? We’re continuing to pursue our goal of two vegetarian meals per week and this recipe for gnocchi with mushrooms and herbs offered a filling, flavorful vegetarian meal that was absolutely delicious. Gnocchi Recipe What is gnocchi? My husband’s family pronounces it “knorrr-ki” and it’s an Italian “pasta” made from potatoes. To … Continue reading "Gnocchi Recipe – Gnocchi
1 week 3 days ago

Posted by Maggie Would you believe me if I told you that this is my fifth year covering the Golden Globes for Head Over Feels? I know, me neither! As I hope I’ve made clear, I’m no expert – I’m just a person with Wi-Fi and opinions. (A lot of opinions.) So these red carpet […]
1 week 3 days ago

I read today that Glamour has joined the ranks of women’s magazines to move to an all-digital format. The print magazine will no longer be available. It’s a not unexpected but it is a sad end to the era of the glossy women’s magazines.     It’s a hot August afternoon in 1983. I’m sprawled… Continue reading The Long, Slow, and Expected Demise of the Women’s Magazine
1 week 4 days ago

A 5-second media literacy course for political news such as it is in 2019. It's best to ignore political news. Yes, it will be on the final.
1 week 4 days ago

Dun & Bradstreet will assign a unique nine-digit Dun & Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) identification number to your organization to be used with all other registrations. Learn more. The post Test Podcast 2 appeared first on Janis Powers .
1 week 4 days ago

EWJFpoefuwDun & Bradstreet will assign a unique nine-digit Dun & Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) identification number to your organization to be used with all other registrations. Learn more. The post Test Podcast 1 appeared first on Janis Powers .
1 week 4 days ago

The biggest change that came to Doctor Who in season 11 was the Doctor herself – but not because she’s a woman now. (Though that was a pretty nice bonus.) For over a year prior to Jodie Whittaker’s debut on Doctor Who, all anyone could talk about was the fact that this iconic 55-year-old science […] The biggest change in Doctor Who season 11 was Thirteen herself - Culturess - Culturess - Women's
1 week 4 days ago

Until recently, Costco's Movie Theater Butter microwave popcorn didn't actually contain any butter (or, more importantly, milk), but when I went to buy more last year, I did what I always do and checked the label... only to see that they had changed the recipe to include real butter. I don't blame them, since I suspect it will probably sell better now that it's no longer artificially flavored, but
1 week 5 days ago

So my cat needs to take pills twice a day now. We tried yesterday will the pill gun, and it was stressful for everyone. So today we picked up: FELINE GREENIES™ PILL POCKETS™ Treats Chicken Flavor https://www.greenies.com/products/cat/pill-pockets/pill-pockets-treats/chicken Sadly although she sniffed and licked the pockets, and they were easy to use, she would not eat them. Back to gelatin caps
1 week 6 days ago

One of our family traditions is to enjoy an antipasto platter on New Year’s Eve. I made these marinated mushrooms from scratch after we found boxes of mushrooms on clearance at the supermarket. This recipe has a fresh taste that far surpasses the storebought kind of marinaded mushroom. Recipe for Marinated Mushrooms This recipe for … Continue reading "Recipe for Marinated Mushrooms" The post
2 weeks ago

Your Birthday, when you get reminders of how many mailing lists and memberships you have. Here are offers I got, not that I actually was able to take advantage. ben and jerrys - $3 off cake and/or free single scoop Location locked and frustrating, how do I update my information I moved! IHOP pancakes Location locked and hard to update information eshakti.com $25 off pinkberry free swirl Disney 20%
2 weeks ago

The kitchen has limited space so I went about doing some organizing I am happy with the following purchases, we have more plans for later too For the cups I got: SALT™ Cabinet Shelf in White https://www.bedbathandbeyond.ca/store/product/salt-trade-cabinet-shelf-in-white/3283786?categoryId=22100 I did end up switching where in the cupboard they were the issue was, and still is, many glasses. we may
2 weeks 1 day ago

Any discussion about the imprisoned American has to start with the acknowledgment that he’s about the ONLY thing that Trump … Continue reading →
2 weeks 1 day ago

Pruning crape myrtle? I was under the impression that pruning crape myrtle was a “don’t.” My local Cooperative Extension, however, … The post Pruning Crape Myrtle – the Basics appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
2 weeks 1 day ago

Whenever I listen to an episode of Radio Open Source I feel like writing an email to Chris Lydon and Mary McGrath, saying basically this. Everything your guests say is right on. I get so excited listening to them, they're so smart. But I want to add something, that the technology you're using contains the answer to the most basic problems they're talking about. It happened again today on my way to
2 weeks 1 day ago

Temporary Color Care Ash Conditioning Toner by Blond Brilliance https://www.sallybeauty.com/hair/hair-color/toner-and-developer/temporary-color-care-ash-conditioning-toner/SBS-550155.html?list=Home%7CBrands%7CBlond%20Brilliance#start=1 This was recommended in sally beauty supply. Purchased for my purple / lavender hair to keep the color going between appointments. As opposed to Overtone it does
2 weeks 1 day ago

Beyond The Zone BTZ Last Call Hair Masque https://www.sallybeauty.com/hair/hair-care/conditioner/deep-conditioner/last-call-hair-masque/SBS-140709.html I went to Sally beauty to get something to help my hair, it's crunchy and fried (I bleach and color and abuse my hair). I have been using it once a week and my hair is softer but not great, but an improvement for sure.
2 weeks 1 day ago

I noticed these nice end tables in Ikea Hacks Idea from: https://www.ikeahackers.net/2018/12/multi-device-charging-station-ikea-lack.html What appealed is they were small and had power It's supposedly a TV stand We got one for each side of the sofa https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/90243297/ And the Ikea integrated USB charger https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/90360267/ Works
2 weeks 1 day ago

Chocolate Chip Cookies https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/Desserts/chocolate_chip_cookies Used back of semi-sweet chocolate chip bag recipie, OK but not great, would love to improve this
2 weeks 1 day ago

harvest sour https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/Alcoholic_Drinks/harvest_sour Could not get applejack here in Canada so used E&I Apple brandy Redemption Rye Had to make my own simple syrup, none in the bar https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/components/simple_syrup
2 weeks 1 day ago

French Toast https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/Breakfast/French_Toast During the holidays I love to make it with Panettone. This year I got a cherry and chocolate and almond one. It was a little *too* busy. I always believe french toast is best with not-plain bread though. My go to favorites: Challah (raisin) Panettone Cinnamon Swirl
2 weeks 1 day ago

Jewish Passover Apple Cake https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/Desserts/Jewish%20Passover%20Apple%20Cake I tried to make it with normal flour, i didn't like it, everyone else did. I'll do it again when I have real matzoh meal
2 weeks 1 day ago

peppermint hot chocolate https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/Alcoholic_Drinks/peppermint%20_hot_%20chocolate
2 weeks 1 day ago

Moroccan Vegetable Stew Not sure why they called it that... Even better the next day https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/Dinner/Moroccan_Vegetable_Stew
2 weeks 1 day ago

https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/Sides/noodle_kugel I was too impatient on the second batch - CREAM it all well before continuing. Also, watch the oven the second one burned!
2 weeks 1 day ago

Holiday Crockpot Chai For a holiday potluck party Based on "bread pudding chai" by the devotea http://www.the-devotea.com.au/store/p11/Bread_Pudding_Chai.html https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/Drinks/Holiday_Crockpot_Chai
2 weeks 1 day ago

I made beef stroganoff for dinner https://github.com/NicoleSchwartz/Food/blob/master/Dinner/beef_stroganoff
2 weeks 1 day ago

“Bobby Heenan taught me, be the first one up and the last one to go to bed.” “If you were to hang the chef for making a great taco, you will have hung an innocent man.” “Hillbilly, I don’t want to spend the weekend shoveling horseshit.” In 2012, I had the great privilege to work […]
2 weeks 2 days ago

The first Doctor Who New Year’s special is an exciting, cinematic reintroduction for one of the Doctor’s oldest enemies. It’s possible that “Resolution,” the New Year’s special, is the most gorgeous episode of Doctor Who ever produced. Every frame is exhilarating, and I’d put it up against most action films that came out last year. […] Doctor Who New Year’s special review: The Chris Chibnall era
2 weeks 2 days ago

You know I hate the word "dead" applied to things that were never alive, but in this case I can't think of a better way to say it. Facebook is turning into a ghost town. Here's how I know. One of my favorite features on Facebook is when they show you every day what you posted there on the same day 1, 2, 3 etc years ago. Through that lens you can see what you were doing on their platform in the
2 weeks 2 days ago

The Kickstarter Episode: Successful Sabbatical, Starting a Three-Pack, What Happened, A Job To Be Me, The Sacrifice, The End, The Loot, The Beginning. After a lot of thought and a number of sleepless nights, I ended the kickstarter campaign that I've had running for seven years. I thought I would talk about what inspired me to go about it in the first place, what went wrong, and what I've learned.
2 weeks 4 days ago

Reminder to myself and others who read this blog. Use the feature here on Scripting News more. It's a way to comment on what's going on here, without using Disqus (which in its latest iterations has become really offensive). Twitter, with its 280 character limit is now a good commenting system wrt my Comment Guidelines . Keep it short, provide a link, don't use comments to write blog posts. It's
2 weeks 4 days ago

The 50th Episode: A Short Review of How We Got Here, What the Podcast Has Done For Me, Another Kind of 50, 50 More, Thank You. 50 podcast episodes have been released for this series. It's a milestone, and something I'm happy to have been part of for the last year and a half. Thank you for supporting this and helping me dig out of the mess and get straight in a financial way. As I say in the
2 weeks 4 days ago

Yesterday I mentioned that Frontier's object database has a unique feature that makes programming persistent data easier than in other environments. This is because the database and interpreter are integrated, they were built at the same time to be part of the same environment. I reasoned that if data persisted automatically it would make programming easier. This is the same insight that made
2 weeks 5 days ago

The Don Joyce and Negativland Episode: A Cut-Up Record, Big 10-8, Negativland, Over the Edge, A Private Song in a Jamaican Club, Mark Hosler, Negativland Sleepover, Don's New Hangout, Goodbye Don, Moving the Archives, A Little More. An episode about my favorite band and one of its members, Don Joyce, who spent over 30 years making a radio masterpiece. When I do my livestreams, I tend to put
2 weeks 5 days ago

Oh yea!
2 weeks 6 days ago

Please ignore.
2 weeks 6 days ago

Trump’s huffed and he’s puffed and seemingly blown the house down (and Shut the Government Down) over his incessant ranting … Continue reading →
2 weeks 6 days ago

Doctor Who is back for its first ever New Year’s special, and a fan favorite villain is set to return. It’s a strange time of year to be a Doctor Who fan. The show, for reasons as yet unspecified, decided to skip its traditional Christmas installment in favor of a New Year’s edition. (And breaking […] What we can expect for Doctor Who New Year’s Day Special - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop
2 weeks 6 days ago

Do you ever wonder, while watching a nature documentary, what it must feel like to be the prey who's being eaten while they're still alive? Do you think they feel pain? Perhaps they feel an overwhelming sense of purpose, well-being. To know that they're being of use? It's hard to know. But I think that's where this impulse originates. We all know at some point we will be overwhelmed and dragged
2 weeks 6 days ago

Posted by Joy Many of the Doctor Who Christmas specials make me cry. It doesn’t take much–give me a triumphant speech and swelling music after a day of presents, food, and wine, and of course the tears will come. But only one Doctor Who special made me ugly cry and continues to make me sob […]
3 weeks ago

The Leisure Suit Larry Episode: Al Lowe's Auction, Leisure Suit Larry History, SCUMMVM/AGI, How Scripting Works, Deciding to Read The Source, Twitch.tv/textfilesdotcom , More Than Six, ASMR, Jason Makes It, Preservation's Open Questions. That was a heck of a way to spend a Tuesday.
3 weeks ago

Today I learned that testing two dates for equality in JavaScript does not work as a reasonable person might expect. var d1 = new Date ("March 12, 1994"); var d2 = new Date ("March 12, 1994"); alert (d1 == d2); The answer in the alert is false.
3 weeks 1 day ago

Stumbling into 2018 things already weren’t going well for Trump and his lackeys. It was in fact a year of serious … Continue reading →
3 weeks 1 day ago

This cold and flu soup recipe infuses homemade bone broth with herbs thought to boost your resistance to viruses. Garlic … The post Cold and Flu Soup Recipe appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
3 weeks 2 days ago

There’s so much television right now, it’s pretty much impossible to watch everything. Here are 10 of the best shows you probably didn’t get to in 2018 – but definitely should. For television fans, it’s a great time to be alive. In the age of Peak TV, if you can dream it; you can watch […] 10 best shows you slept on in 2018 - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop Culture, Entertainment and More
3 weeks 2 days ago

Announcing the publication of a new story – “It Was Mine.” It Was Mine asks the question, “What would you do if you could change your past?” Should you? In the basement of my childhood home was a furnace. It was an oil-burning monstrosity from the late 1930s or early 1940s that had never been… Continue reading NEW BOOK! It Was Mine
3 weeks 2 days ago

I’m writing this on Christmas morning after a sleepless night. I had four of our seven cats cuddled in bed, and they steal the covers. Another of the cats decided that five a.m. was the time to wake up, so here I am, at my desk, unable to sleep, coughing from some kind of weird… Continue reading Dogs Deserve Better
3 weeks 3 days ago

Posted by Kim and Sage Posted by Kim & Sage WELCOME TO THE CLUB, LIAM PAYNE. Joining the ranks of previous Most Handsome Young Men winners Adam Scott, Joel McHale, John Cho, Harry Styles, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Niall Horan, is Harry and Niall’s bandmate Liam. (Dain’t you worry, Louis will get his turn. It’s time […]
3 weeks 4 days ago

Back in 2015, Evo spent several hours in a tattoo chair in Thailand. Just a few weeks ago, Sheila got a new tattoo in America. The differences were vast. Join us as we talk about the finer details, including Time investment Overall skill of the artists Sanitation and sterilization … and more! We’ll leave the decision to permanently remember your next trip overseas with indelible ink -- or Hep C --
3 weeks 4 days ago

A long time ago, in 2010, I was selling my house in Berkeley while living in NYC. On the weekend I had to move out, I had two days to get everything done and then drive back to NY, my main server on EC2 went down. Just died. So I quickly (the movers were arriving) redirected to another server and wrote a post asking if anyone reading my blog had a clue what the problem might be. It never occurred
3 weeks 5 days ago

Doctor Who Series 11, Episode 10“The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”Posted by Sage I’m trying to remain optimistic about the New Year’s special, but as it is right now, this series is ending not on a [Big] bang, but on a whimper. Chris Chibnall gave us an anticlimactic finale that only serves to highlight all the […]
3 weeks 5 days ago

Doctor Who tells the story of an alien running around time and space. But the folks who travel with her are just as important. Join us as we rank the modern day companions. For those Whovians eager to dive right in, know that there are spoilers for Doctor Who through season 11 ahead. Doctor Who is technically […] Ranking Doctor Who’s modern day companions - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop
3 weeks 6 days ago

Use the Image Capture app. Plug your iPhone into the Mac using the USB cable. Unlock the phone if necessary. The photos and videos should appear in a window. Select the ones you want. Click the Import button. Open the Pictures folder. The videos are in the folder. Move them where ever you like. Do not use the Photos app. They store the videos you download in a database. You can find them if you
4 weeks 1 day ago

Many thanks to Dan Mazzella with “Recalculating” for our 30-minute interview about my book Health Care: Meet the American Dream. We discuss topics like eliminating the employer-sponsored health insurance subsidy, the case against a single payer system, pre-existing conditions and employee wellness programs. Please click the recalulating.biz website or the YouTube link to listen to […] The post
4 weeks 1 day ago

Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook I asked for advice about cars. I am quite tall. Esp in the torso. So it’s hard for me to find a car I fit into. My head is usually crammed against the roof. Poor me. Okay I’m going to buy a car soon, and would like it to have ample headroom. Any ideas? Lots of great advice came back which I will summarize here. Subaru, specifically the Forrester. Toyota Rav4. VW
4 weeks 1 day ago

Have you ever seen a mistletoe plant in the wild? It’s a beautiful sight. I first saw mistletoe here in … The post About the Mistletoe Plant appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
4 weeks 2 days ago

Create a new server running Ubuntu. Log on via the Terminal app on the Mac. Install Node, Git and Forever per the instructions on the 1999-project setup page . Update: The version of Node that's installed using the instructions on the setup page won't accept "let", "const" etc. I use those in some of my packages. The instructions on this page show you how to get the latest version. Install Dropbox
4 weeks 2 days ago

If the US govt were a software company we'd all be quitting them. Imagine this. I signed up for Obamacare in 2012. It was great. Call that version 1.0. Now six years later, I'm still alive, I've paid in many tens of thousands into it, and drawn out much less, even though I have a pre-existing condition or two. What have they done? They're removing features not adding them. And threatening to
1 month ago

John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography So, its been a bit crazy work-wise so I haven’t had a lot of time to post anything as of late. I did manage to upgrade WordPress to 5.1 and trying out the new Gutenberg editor as I put this post together. The one thing I’ve found ways to find time for is photography and […] The post Catching up – Photography appeared first on John P. Hoke .
1 month ago

Posted by Kim and Sage It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! Not Christmas, you fools. IT’S MOST HANDSOME YOUNG MAN TIME. Niall Horan has had a reign of terror as our Most Handsome Young Man of 2017, so it’s time for him to retire for some brandy with our past winners, Joel McHale, […]
1 month ago

On Friday, December 14, 2018, a Texas federal judge ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. The ruling is expected to be appealed and many, myself included, expect this to head to the Supreme Court. It would be the third time the Court would hear a case related to the ACA and those […] The post My Seven-Step Replacement Plan for the Affordable Care Act appeared first on Janis
1 month ago

My subconscious had me dream something really odd last night. Not something I’d mind sharing publicly, but there is no place. I suppose it’s the kind of thing everyone who has lost both parents goes through. Probably something that goes back to before we were even human. But we are not so evolved that there is a proper online place for it. If I wrote a memoir, I could put the story in there.
1 month ago

Posted by Shannon If it’s the dead of winter, I’m probably watching Hannibal. There’s just something about Hannibal that lends itself to the cold; I have to be cuddled up under blankets, drinking tea while bathing in the lavish sets, incredible costumes, weirdly gorgeous murders, exceptional performances, and gruesome love stories that make up one […]
1 month ago

In this episode, John & Stewart continue their chat with Kevin Killen. Kevin’s extensive discography includes projects with U2, Bon Jovi, Peter Gabriel, Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Tori Amos and so many more. This is part 2 of our interview with Kevin. Make sure to listen to part 1 at bit.ly/46KevinKillen
1 month ago

I wonder if any journalists out there agree it's worth a shot to train a million people in basic journalism in hope that: They will become better news users. The theory that people who understand how news is created become better news users is analogous to thinking that people who know how to ski get more out of watching ski races. Some of them will become volunteer news writers, filling in gaps
1 month ago

For the most part, Doctor Who season 11 was a fantastic ride. But season 12 needs to address its biggest flaw, which is what to do with Yaz. As generally satisfying as the Doctor Who season 11 finale was, it did have one big problem. And it’s something that’s been an issue off and on […] Doctor Who: Yaz needs to be a big focus of season 12 - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop Culture,
1 month ago

Increased Apprehension? Sounds like Trump. Continue reading →
1 month ago