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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
9 hours 41 minutes 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
10 hours 44 minutes 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,
11 hours 57 minutes ago

Learning how to propagate a Christmas cactus is easy and fun. I’ve put together this article plus a video to show you how! How to Propagate Christmas Cactus Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) offers house plant lovers a long-lived plant that blooms profusely every year. Propagation by cutting enables the Christmas cactus owner to spread … Continue reading "How to Propagate a Christmas
2 days 7 hours ago

Will & Grace Season 2, Episode 8 “Anchor Away” Posted by Sarah Did you ever watch “Love Plus One” from season three, get invested in the hijinks that came along with Will feeding Jack lines via headset in a Banana Republic changing room to make Patrick Dempsey think Jack’s smart, and wonder what it would […]
2 days 12 hours ago

It’s winter. What’s a gardener to do? Enjoy a good gardening book! Here are a few on my bookshelf – gardening book recommendations. Gardening Book Recommendations It’s wintertime and here in south-central Virginia, we received a foot of snow on Sunday. It’s beautiful outside with the snow sparkling like spun sugar around the Christmas decorations. … Continue reading "Winter Gardening Reads –
3 days 9 hours ago

I asked a bunch of questions about The Correspondent yesterday and got answers from the anonymous account of the company, and from one of the founders, Ernst Pfauth , on Twitter. He posted a link to a Medium piece about how their rolodex feature works. Below are the questions and answers. Is the rolodex up and running yet? Yes. Is it a benefit of membership? Yes Do you have to pay to be in the
3 days 13 hours ago

Check out my radio spot about genetic testing, the challenges to a single payer system and other topics in my book Health Care: Meet the American Dream featured on KYNT‘s “Alive at Five” hosted by David Leonard out of Yankton, South Dakota. The interview aired on December 7, 2018. Click here to hear audio from […] The post KYNT “Alive at Five” in Yankton, SD Radio Interview appeared first on Janis
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Check out my radio spot about genetic testing featured on KGMI Afternoon News hosted by Tessa McLeod in Bellingham, Washington. The interview aired on December 5, 2018. Click here to hear audio from the interview. The post KGMI Afternoon News, Bellingham WA Radio Interview appeared first on Janis Powers .
4 days 1 hour ago

This video describes the company Longitudinal Health Care, which was created to being the ideas from my Amazon Bestselling book Health Care: Meet the American Dream to life. Click here to see the video. The post Longitudinal Health Care- The Company appeared first on Janis Powers .
4 days 1 hour ago

This video outlines the books that influenced me while I was writing my Amazon Bestselling book Health Care: Meet the American Dream. Click here to see the video. The post Books That Inspired Health Care: Meet the American Dream appeared first on Janis Powers .
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This video explains how the ideas of American Dream were used to create the alternative model for health care outlined in my Amazon Bestselling book Health Care: Meet the American Dream. Click here to see the video. The post Importance of the American Dream appeared first on Janis Powers .
4 days 2 hours ago

This video provides an explanation of the high level analysis that evaluates whether Americans can save enough money in their lifetimes to pay for their own health care. It’s a first-pass at identifying the dollars Americans contribute into the system with a comparison to what we spend per capita on health care in a given […] The post Can Americans Self-Fund Their Health Care? appeared first on
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This video provides an overview to my Amazon Bestselling book Health Care: Meet the American Dream. Click here to see the video. The post Overview: Health Care: Meet the American Dream appeared first on Janis Powers .
4 days 2 hours ago

Doctor Who wraps up Jodie Whittaker’s inaugural season with a finale that gives us everything we’ve loved about season 11, along with a few of the things we didn’t. As a season finale, “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” represents the best of Doctor Who season 11, showing us a sparkling, determined Thirteenth Doctor, who […] Doctor Who season 11 finale review: The things we fight for - Culturess -
4 days 9 hours ago

Posted by Sage This post was sponsored by one of our Patreon donors in support of Who Against Guns! With his donation to that fundraiser, Clinton won the ability to recommend any show for us to watch and then write about. He picked NBC’s Timeless. All I knew about Timeless before I started was that its fans were willing to […]
5 days 10 hours ago

Doctor Who Series 11, Episode 9 “It Takes You Away” Posted by Sage Alt-universe stories are a dime a dozen these days, but with “It Takes You Away,” Doctor Who puts a devastating twist on that idea. Commonly, the other universes we’re introduced to are running parallel to the prime one, which comes with its own set of […]
6 days 8 hours ago

Doctor Who announces three new guest stars for its upcoming New Year’s special. Though we’re still waiting to find out what, exactly, Thirteen and her friends will face in the Doctor Who season 11 finale, it’s time to start speculating about what we might see in Jodie Whittaker’s first holiday episode. Unlike seasons past, this year […] Doctor Who announces guest cast for upcoming New Year’s
1 week ago

Doctor Who season 11 comes to a close this week, with an episode that follows nine distress signals to the same far-off planet, where a battle awaits. Doctor Who season 11 wraps up this week, with an installment that certainly appears as though it’s determined to go out with a bang. Possibly literally. (We’re not […] Doctor Who season 11 finale preview: A final battle awaits - Culturess -
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Eight time Grammy award winner Kevin Killen's extensive discography includes projects with U2, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Tori Amos and so many others. Join our hosts as they learn how Kevin, born and bred in Dublin Ireland, came to be the man at the controls for some of the world's most iconic artists. In part 1 of our chat with Kevin his talent,
1 week 2 days ago

1:42PM Eastern: I've received several notes from users of LO2 that the app isn't responding. I looked into it and found that the server it's running on has a full disk. Log files overflowing. Still haven't got a systematic way to deal with that. I just removed all the old log files and now the server has a lot of free space. It'll take a few minutes for everything to come back online, hopefully.
1 week 2 days ago

The season finale of Doctor Who is upon us – so let’s take stock of Thirteen’s inaugural outing and see where we are. Sadly, Doctor Who season 11 is almost over. Yes, really. For reasons beyond my particular understanding, Chris Chibnall apparently favors slightly shorter seasons than its modern era predecessors, clocking in at just […] Doctor Who: Time to say goodbye to season 11 - Culturess -
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The Mayberry I knew is gone. The Town of Farmville just upgraded the security at the courthouse, and while I understand the need for it, I dislike it. Perhaps the Mayberry I knew never really existed, except in comparison with what I left behind in New York City. The Mayberry I Knew: Farmville, Virginia The… Continue reading Mayberry Is Gone: Security Upgrades at Our Courthouse
1 week 3 days ago

via GIPHYWill & Grace Season 2, Episode 7 “So Long, Division” Posted by Sarah Last week, I asked what Noah’s deal is, because why the actual hell would Grace want to keep seeing someone like that? This week, after seeing how everything played out with the daughter storyline and actually getting to see a little […]
1 week 3 days ago

This Is Us Season 3, Episode 9 “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning” Posted by Shannon Is this my favorite episode of This Is Us ever? I can’t say for sure. But it’s on the list, right up there with “Memphis” and the entire Big Three trilogy. And there’s no question that it’s my […]
1 week 3 days ago

The strangest Doctor Who episode of the season is also one of the series’ most powerful, reminding us all that in the end, we are the people who remember us. “It Takes You Away” is very likely going to be one of those episodes that divides Doctor Who viewers. A strange, sad story that features […] Doctor Who review: A story about grief shows us the series at its weird and beautiful best -
1 week 4 days ago

Changes to Likes A new home page to tie all this stuff together and a new domain, weblikes.org. The first demo app is nice, but it was complex. We needed a Hello World app , so now there is one. Source provided, of course. Now that there are two example apps, the repository needed a new organization. There's now an examples folder at the top level, and the JavaScript API is in its own folder. Code
1 week 5 days ago

Doctor Who Series 11, Episode 8 “The Witchfinders” Posted by Sage I came to this week’s Doctor Who episode fresh off of a binge of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 1, which – don’t tell Jughead – I find more enjoyable than Riverdale, plus I’m still high on Suspiria, Luca Guadagnino’s lyrical remake of the nightmarish tale of a coven masquerading as […]
1 week 5 days ago

My book signing for Health Care: Meet the American Dream was a standing room only success! It was held at BookPeople in Austin, Texas on November 28, 2018. The event was co-sponsored by South by Southwest, where I will be speaking in March. Click here to see the video. The post Book Signing for Health Care: Meet the American Dream appeared first on Janis Powers .
1 week 6 days ago

The Technical Interview Episode: Answering your requests, the nature of an interview, the ultimate meaning of your interviews, quality check, pre-interview, the 10 questions, like two musicians, post-interview, the final destination, Apple II crack screens forever. Folks asked me to talk a little more about the lessons I've learned doing about 400 interviews over the years. Here it is in a brain
2 weeks ago

The Speedrunning Episode: A Very-Ill-Advised Car Ride, World Record Progression, Speedrunning, The Rules, The Glory, The Glitches, The Thrills, Summoning Salt, Quake Done Quick, Grenade Speedups and Bunny Hops, History Lost, Games Done Quick, Time. Summoning Salt's Youtube Channel is here. The most recent Quake Done Quick (Quake Done Quickest) is here ; you might need to watch it twice to even
2 weeks ago

Doctor Who returns to a contemporary setting this week with an episode focused on a mysterious cottage in Norway. We have no idea what’s going on here either. Doctor Who returns to a contemporary setting this week, which means we, as viewers, are once again totally in the dark about what to expect. “It Takes […] Doctor Who preview: Cabin in the woods - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop Culture,
2 weeks ago

This easy, healthy, whole food-based leftover turkey casserole recipe uses simple ingredients filled with vegetables for dish even the fussiest eaters will love. Easy Leftover Turkey Casserole Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Hubby and I spent a peaceful, relaxing day watching movies, reading books by the fireplace, and chasing all the cats … Continue reading "Easy
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Now that Doctor Who season 11 is drawing to a close, let’s try and evaluate whether a three-companion set-up really works. Somehow, there are only two episodes left of Doctor Who season 11. And since we’re not really doing a big overall arc this year beyond the fact that this newly constituted Team TARDIS is […] Doctor Who: Are there too many people in the TARDIS? - Culturess - Culturess - Women's
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The Failed ISP Episode: That Time I Ran an ISP, ISPs Versus BBSes, The Idea of COW.NET and COW-TOWN, Ancient Equipment, Computers In Cow Fields, Unexpected Additional Users, Dee, The Distillery, Sun 3/280, The Debt, The Downfall, The Crazy Leap. Also: The Two-Story Internet.
2 weeks 3 days ago

Billie Piper will reprise her Doctor Who role for a series of audio adventures that let former companion Rose Tyler take center stage. Fan favorite Billie Piper is headed back to the world of Doctor Who once more, but not the way you might think. No, Rose Tyler won’t be running into Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor […] Billie Piper’s Doctor Who audio spinoff will finally give Rose Tyler some
2 weeks 3 days ago

This Is Us Season 3, Episode 8 “Six Thanksgivings” Posted by Shannon Thanksgiving is the perfect Pearson holiday. It’s got just the right dash of drama that comes with families of all sorts coming together and making traditions, without the pressure or religious implications of the end of year holidays. It’s just family, in whatever […]
2 weeks 3 days ago

The revelation of my own sinfulness hit me like a lungful of icy, spruce-scented air on a frigid Vermont morning. I gasped, realizing that I was hearing and feeling the message through every bone and sinew of my body. It had been a long, long time since something hit me that powerfully. The lector read… Continue reading Tuning Out the Devil’s Radio
2 weeks 4 days ago

Here's where capitalism, such as it is, becomes ridiculous. When people have enough money to pay for lavish lifestyles for themselves and generations of their offspring, what do they want? Orders of magnitude more money. Fuck the earth, fuck everyone else. I say "such as it is" because capitalism is an idea not reality. It can only exist when there's so much space between people they can't pool
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As Doctor Who season 11 continues, Thirteen must battle misogyny and alien mud monsters in “The Witchfinders”. Arthur C. Clarke once said that “any significantly advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”, an idea of which Doctor Who is certainly well aware. The show frequently uses the Doctor’s sonic or similar devices to handwave the team […] Doctor Who review: Misogyny is the real
2 weeks 4 days ago

Doctor Who Series 11, Episode 7 “Kerblam!” Posted by Kim It feels fitting that an episode like “Kerblam!” airs right as we head into the holiday shopping season, where all the major conglomerates will be fighting for our money with promises of exclusives and discounts and next day shipping. It’s fitting that it aired right when […]
2 weeks 5 days ago

This is the time of year when I do my garden planning for next year. At first, it’s the seed catalogs flooding my mailbox that inspire me. But then it’s thoughts of what could be…dreams of a productive, overflowing vegetable garden that fills my heart with gladness. Garden Planning for Next Year After only a … Continue reading "Garden Planning for Next Year – New Vegetables" The post Garden
2 weeks 6 days ago

My book signing at BookPeople on November 28, 2018 is being sponsored by SXSW. Check out there coverage for the event in a post on Medium by SXSW Chief Programming Officer Hugh Forrest. The post Health Care: Meet the American Dream Highlighted in Medium appeared first on Janis Powers .
3 weeks ago

I think Amy Klobuchar would be a great candidate for president in 2020. Her competence, coolness and good manners say everything I as an American would like to say to the world. She's young, but not too young. A liberal who presents as a moderate. Thoughtful. Doesn't shoot from the hip. Everything the current president is not. This is who we really are. If she wins, my pick for Attorney General
3 weeks ago

Woe is me . NPM won't see my new version of daverss . Today's project is adding a link to my Likes server to my RSS feed . That way feed readers if they were so inclined, could hook up all the readers of my blog to my Likes system. We'd have a nice little network for Liking stuff without Facebook in the middle. I find this is a very nice soft way of finding out who's reading my blog. Everyone is
3 weeks ago

The new season of Doctor Who continues as the TARDIS team travels back in time and find themselves involved in a witch trial. Alan Cumming is guest starring on Doctor Who this week, and that’s hardly even the most exciting thing about this upcoming episode, entitled “The Witchfinders”. As a series about a time-traveling alien, […] Doctor Who preview: Witches and kings and Alan Cumming, oh my -
3 weeks ago

Doctor Who companion Graham is a generally delightful addition to the TARDIS team. But even though we all love him – what exactly is he doing there? One of the most surprising additions to Doctor Who season 11 was definitely Bradley Walsh as new companion Graham O’Brien. Best known for hosting game shows like The […] Doctor Who: We need to talk about Graham O’Brien - Culturess - Culturess - Women
3 weeks 2 days ago

Where do bugs go in the winter? The answer may surprise you! Where Do Bugs Go in the Winter? I’ve always wondered where do bugs go in the winter…where are they hiding? Are they in the soil, the trees, or what? The answer may surprise you! According to the Smithsonian Institution, where those pesky garden insects … Continue reading "Where Do Bugs Go in the Winter?" The post Where Do Bugs Go in the
3 weeks 2 days ago

Will & Grace Season 2, Episode 6 “Kid ‘N Play” Posted by Sarah Excuse me, Noah? Noah Broader? Yes, hi, it’s Sarah. May I ask you a question? What the actual hell is your deal? No, seriously, tell me. Listen, I want to like you. I really do. You were so promising in the season […]
3 weeks 2 days ago

In this special live episode, John and Stewart talk with Bob Clearmountain. An award-winning music engineer, mixer and producer, Bob has worked with many prominent names including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams, Toto, Bon Jovi, and many more. Watch the full episode at bit.ly/GCBClearmountain
3 weeks 3 days ago

This Is Us Season 3, Episode 7 “Sometimes” Posted by Shannon I’m a solo traveller. Almost exclusively, when I head out of town it’s by myself, with a Rick Steves backpack and a vague outline for what I’m gonna do when I get where I’m going. Travelling alone means never staying somewhere longer than you want, […]
3 weeks 3 days ago

Doctor Who season 11 continues with Jodie Whittaker’s most traditional episode yet, which feels perfectly familiar, in all the best ways. In most respects, “Kerblam!” is a very old-school sort of Doctor Who episode. Its story follows a generally predictable pattern and it feels the most like a traditional installment out of anything else we’ve […] Doctor Who review: Team TARDIS shines in an old
3 weeks 4 days ago

Iconic sci-fi series Doctor Who is at its best when it’s putting a new spin on history we thought we knew or looking into the future to help us understand our present. Here are 25 places Thirteen and friends should visit next. Doctor Who is a show about time travel. Technically, it’s a show about […] Doctor Who: 25 time periods Thirteen and Team TARDIS should visit - Culturess - Culturess - Women
3 weeks 5 days ago

Doctor Who Series 11, Episode 6 “Demons of the Punjab” Posted by Sage What do you owe someone else when their heritage is also the story of the worst day of your life? It’s that question that makes Yaz’s nani Umbreen the most compelling character in this story, which is compelling (and gorgeous) all around. Doctor Who has […]
3 weeks 6 days ago

The new season of Doctor Who continues as the TARDIS team travels to a planet that’s home to a retailer that kind of looks like an intergalactic Amazon. One of the strangest things about season 11 of Doctor Who is just how little information we have to go on. There’s no overarching story to speculate wildly about, […] Doctor Who preview: Their episode titles have exclamation points now - Culturess
4 weeks ago

Doctor Who will be getting a holiday episode on New Year’s Day – might one of the Doctor’s most famous adversaries return? Probably not, but let’s investigate. So, it’s official: Doctor Who won’t be having a Christmas special this year. Instead, the sci-fi series will be airing a special episode on New Year’s Day this […] Could (and should) the Daleks return in the Doctor Who New Year special? -
4 weeks ago

Sweet potato sushi? This recipe for sweet potato sushi recreates a recipe I loved when I worked in New York City. It blends the tastes of sushi with an entirely vegan recipe that’s wonderful! Recipe for Sweet Potato Sushi When I worked on the Upper West side of Manhattan between 1999 and 2004, I used … Continue reading "Recipe for Sweet Potato Sushi" The post Recipe for Sweet Potato Sushi appeared
4 weeks ago

“Archenemies,the second book in Marissa Meyer’s dystopian, superhero-focused Renegades series, ups the stakes for almost everyone. But where do we go from here? Archenemies, the second book in Marissa Meyer’s dystopian, superhero-focused Renegades series, changes the game. Supposed heroes make dark choices. Alleged villains turn out to have softer sides. Nova’s resolve to destroy the superhero
4 weeks 1 day ago

The best herbs for small gardens can be both annual and perennial herbs. The trick is to find herbs that have an upright, compact growing habit. Best Herbs for Small Gardens Over on our Facebook Group, The Christian Herbalists at Home Garden Joy, I asked readers what they’d like to learn. My readers did not … Continue reading "Best Herbs for Small Gardens" The post Best Herbs for Small Gardens
1 month ago

Fall farm planning means time to take stock of what we accomplished this year and what we’d like to do next year. We’ve begun thinking through our one, three, and five-year goals for Seven Oaks Farm. Lots of exciting ideas – now we have to see what we can achieve.   Fall Farm Planning: Time … Continue reading "Fall Farm Planning" The post Fall Farm Planning appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
1 month ago

Doctor Who season 11 is nearly halfway over and there’s still no sign of a larger story arc. (Nor is there likely to be.) Will this help or hurt the show? We’re over halfway through Doctor Who season 11 and thus far it doesn’t appear as though there’s going to be much in the way […] Doctor Who: Does season 11 need an overall arc? - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop Culture, Entertainment and
1 month ago

Posted by Sarah I’ve lived in New York City for the better part of a decade, and I’m pretty sure I can count the number of Broadway shows I’ve been to in that time on both hands (I used to be able to blame it on being a broke college kid. Now I’m blaming it […]
1 month ago

I think the problem with journalism in 2018 is that it relies on a centralized model, journalists who are paid salaries and everyone else who pays to read what the salaried journalists produce. It's not all the way there yet, but it's close. But -- who really wants to read what the paid journalists write? And why? And what about the knowledge and perspectives of the readers, why are they wasted in
1 month ago

Ashley Elston’s The Lying Woods is a twisty family drama full of some shocking surprises. Yet readers may be left craving more from its premise. Ashley Elston’s The Lying Woods is an extremely solid novel. It’s a blisteringly quick read, thanks to its compelling story and nonstop surprises. And it’s so so close to being […] The Lying Woods is a pleasantly twisty ride, but leaves us wanting more
1 month ago

Doctor Who pairs a big historical moment with a personal story of loss and perseverance to give us the best episode of the season in “Demons of the Punjab”. Six episodes into Doctor Who season 11 and one thing seems clear: If you’re still holding out hope for big twisty, complicated arcs like the Steven […] Doctor Who review: And like hope, love abides - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop Culture
1 month ago

I just had a brief chat with Om on Twitter. Here's what I said. I liked your post about the blogger who tells her story. I saw Matt Haughey post something the other day lamenting there weren't more bloggers. I responded that there aren't that many bloggers. We're different. Then I thought, if this were an industry we would have a PR firm that made sure we were included in important discussions,
1 month ago

Julie Dao’s Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix puts a whole new spin on an old tale, by giving us a take on Snow White with a fascinating heroine and a new cultural twist. It’s not rare for YA novels to offer up new takes on stories we already know. How many times have we seen […] Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix is a gorgeous new spin on the tale of Snow White - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop
1 month ago

I'm working on a feature for Scripting News today, so you may see some extraneous posts here over the next few hours. Please excuse the dust. Dig we must!
1 month ago

Doctor Who Series 11, Episode 5 “The Tsuranga Conundrum” Posted by Kim We are now halfway through Series 11, so I thought it would be a nice time to take stock of Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who versus previous years. (Indulge a nerd, will you?) When I looked back at the flows of all the previous seasons of […]
1 month ago

Have you ever been in a failed friendship, relationship, business partnership? I'm beginning to think most people haven't, based on their willingness to forget that Trump is a lying con artist who is being blackmailed by Putin and probably a dozen other countries by now. A friend posted: "This will be an easily disproven lie" about something Trump said. Please. It's like a wife who's sleeping
1 month ago

The new season of Doctor Who continues as the TARDIS team travels to 1940s India, encountering Yaz’s family and maybe some demons along the way. Doctor Who season 11 continues with an episode that journeys back to 1940s India, putting Thirteen and her friends in the middle of a particularly violent and dramatic point in […] Doctor Who preview: Yaz discovers her family - Culturess - Culturess -
1 month ago

I often talk about journalists or journalism as if it were a monolith, and of course it isn't. There is divergence of views, but there is also conventional wisdom, and access journalism and the economics, all of which drive journalism to a sameness. An example, in the mid 90s the conventional wisdom was that there was no new Mac software. You'd see it reported everywhere. It wasn't true. It just
1 month ago

John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography London Calling?  In October I had a business trip over to London to attend the Payment Card Industry Community Meeting as well as a visit to our European HQ offices. While there was a ton of work to do in the ten days I spent there, I did have a number of opportunities to get out […] The post London Photography – October 2018 appeared first on John
1 month 1 week ago

Doctor Who season 11 has proven adept at telling character focused stories. But it really hasn’t given new companion Yaz enough to do. The most recent episode of Doctor Who, “The Tsuranga Conundrum,” definitely focused on character above plot. The main story was pretty basic, involving a hospital ship, an alien monster and the Doctor […] Doctor Who: It’s time to give Yaz a story of her own -
1 month 1 week ago

The top line of the news re yesterday's election in the US is that we won. The Constitution won. The US gets another chance. We don't get flushed down the autocracy toilet, at least not yet. Now here are some bullet points. A lot of people who voted for Trump in 2016 voted for a Democrat this year to represent them in the House. The entire House was up for election, so the results indicate the
1 month 1 week ago

Note: I wrote this narrative, then stumbled across a fix, at the end. I bought a new Apple Watch. So far it's just like the old one. I bought it for the health features. If it can give me a realtime EKG, that alone is worth the price. Heart rate, etc, all good stuff. But I had to update my iPhone to get it to talk to the new watch. And as usual the problems cascade from there. First my phone says
1 month 1 week ago

Join comedian Jill V Friedman and a rotating cast of co-hosts as they discuss Daria episode by episode. Updates bi-weeklyish. Episode 10: The Big House, with guest cohost, Nella
1 month 1 week ago

As Doctor Who season 11 continues, Thirteen and company head off on their first official adventure as a team. But that’s the least interesting part of the story. Five episodes into Doctor Who season 11, and “The Tsuranga Conundrum” can be quite accurately described as the new TARDIS team’s first proper adventure. Sure, we’ve seen […] Doctor Who review: Turns out not where but who you’re with that
1 month 1 week ago

This Is Us Season 3, Episode 6 “Kamsahamnida” Posted by Shannon For better or worse, the Pearsons are fighters. Each in their own way, sometimes misguided and sometimes valiant, but fighters nonetheless. “Kamshamnida” gives each member of the family an opportunity to dig deep and do a little fighting – and true to Pearson form, almost […]
1 month 1 week ago

via GIPHY Will & Grace Season 2, Episode 5 “Grace’s Secret” Posted by Sarah We’re only five episodes into the new season, and it is very obvious that Will & Grace did not come to play this year. I don’t know why I wasn’t expecting an episode like this from my show, especially when we’re in […]
1 month 1 week ago

Doctor Who, Series 11, Episode 4 “Arachnids in the UK” Posted by Sage Maybe the Doctor finally got enough control of the TARDIS to purposely deliver Graham, Yaz, and Ryan back home. But I’m more inclined to believe that the old girl once again took her Time Lord where she needed to go – not […]
1 month 1 week ago

People are uncomfortable with male vulnerability. Be strong, be a man, man up. Be happy with what you have, but don't be too happy. :-) I don't mind being strong for others, being a source of protection, but inside I'm just like you. So are your sons and brothers and fathers and uncles. We have to find a good compromise. A way to be true to who we are, and have people's expectations of who we are
1 month 1 week ago

In this special live episode of Gear Club, John and Stewart chat with Tony Visconti. Tony is a renowned, GRAMMY® winning record producer, musician and singer. Since the late 1960s, he has worked with an array of performers including David Bowie, Thin Lizzy, T. Rex, and Iggy Pop. Watch the full live interview at http://bit.ly/GCTViscontiLive
1 month 1 week ago

One of the nicest things about Twitter is they'd let anyone create an app . This has made it possible to build platforms that users can run on their own servers, using Twitter as the identity system. Well those days are over. Now you have to apply to become a developer. I am trying to complete my application. I have been using the Twitter API as long as they've had one. But I'm pretty sure I don't
1 month 1 week ago

Backyard garden design doesn’t have to be boring. Everyone thinks of a lawn and some flower beds with shrubs around the house and maybe a tree or two. But what if you planted fruit trees and shrubs instead of the usual dogwood and evergreens? What then? Backyard Garden Design Ideas – Adding Fruit Producing Plants … Continue reading "Backyard Garden Design Ideas: Landscaping with Edibles" The post
1 month 1 week ago

The new season of Doctor Who continues Thirteen and her new companions head off for their first official adventure through time and space as a team. We’ve reached an important moment in Doctor Who season 11. The set-up is all in place; the introductions are finished. We’ve met our new companions, gone to alien planets, […] Doctor Who preview: Team TARDIS takes off - Culturess - Culturess - Women's
1 month 1 week ago

Kissing balls for Christmas are spheres of pine, holly or fir boughs, sometimes with mistletoe hanging from the tip, hung as decorations in homes. The History of Kissing Balls for Christmas (Christmas Kissing Balls) Kissing balls for Christmas hail from Medieval times. Evergreen branches were hung over the halls of manor houses and castles. … Continue reading "The History of Kissing Balls for
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How did the poinsettia become associated with Christmas? Nothing says Christmas like the poinsettia. Live plants greet you at the door of shopping malls, banks, churches, schools and more. The attractive bushy green plants with large red flowers are the ultimate symbol of Christmas, adorning tablecloths and sweaters, wrapping paper and cards. How the Poinsettia … Continue reading "How the
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The Thirteenth Doctor has a brand new set of companions for season 11 of Doctor Who. And two of them might be made for each other. One of the best parts about Thirteen having more than one companion in Doctor Who season 11 is that we get to see multiple facets of all these people […] Doctor Who: Are we all shipping Yaz and Ryan yet? - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop Culture, Entertainment and
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George Lakoff was on MSNBC last night, along with an affable Republican pundit , to talk about his ideas of how politics works. Lakoff's view is as far as I'm concerned exactly right. Republicans represent the strict father, and Democrats the nuturing mother. When you vote Republican it's probably because in the house you grew up in the father was a strong figure and the mother not. If you vote
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Good morning sports fans! Just getting started with my new iMac Pro. It seems pretty fast. I got a warning about the OPML Editor , but it launched. One of the big problems with the setup is that I had two old Firewire devices, one a La Cie drive and the other a very old external monitor that have plugs that don't fit into any of the ports on the back of the iMac. Not sure where I'll go with this,
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Today, we are going to talk about travel. Yes, we’ve talked about travel for the better part of 4 years. But this time, we’re taking a broader look at how air travel works in places like Southeast Asia. Because unless you’ve experienced it first hand, you likely have some misconceptions about air travel in developing nations. Topics covered include: “Taxis” aren’t always taxis curbside check-in
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…thank you, content thieves. After finding out that not one but two people are copying my work, I’ve decided to put Night Songs on hold. Thank you for your support. I will finish it. In the meantime, you can get a teaser here on my site.  
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A friend posted this quote on Facebook. Donald Trump is a stupid man's idea of a smart person, a poor man's idea of a rich man, and a weak man's idea of a strong man. The quote is attributed to Fran Lebowitz , but I can't find it on the web. Anyway this is all about men, and that got me thinking, what kind of woman likes Trump, because there are millions of them. There are also a few blacks,
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This fall apple cabbage salad recipe adds a delicious, healthy, nutrient-dense offering to your collection of salad recipes. It’s sort of a cross between a slaw, a fruit salad, and a regular salad, and it’s absolutely scrumptious. Homemade buttermilk dressing enhances the flavors. Salad Recipes: Fall Apple Cabbage Slaw I was looking for more salad … Continue reading "Fall Apple Cabbage Salad
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One thing I know for sure, if you want to lead a rebirth of blogging, the first thing to do is to start blogging. The resurrection will not be led by non-bloggers. Reminds me of a public debate I had with Yochai Benkler many years ago. I was stating something like this, that the best software is developed by users. He asked if you had to have cancer to develop a treatment. He stumped me with that.
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Pumpkin recipes offer a taste of the season with added benefits: they tend to be slightly higher in fiber and nutrients than other recipes. These buttermilk biscuits are light, flavorful, and perfect for a fall meal. Pumpkin Recipes – Buttermilk Biscuits Last night, after a busy day of church, food shopping, gardening chores and visits … Continue reading "Pumpkin Recipes Buttermilk Biscuits" The
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The Chris Chibnall era of Doctor Who experiences its first real stumble, with a disappointing episode about giant spiders in Sheffield. Nothing’s perfect. That’s true of most things and also, apparently, of Doctor Who season 11, which finally hit its first stumble this week with “Arachnids in the U.K.,” a generally creepy but largely disappointing […] Doctor Who review: Giant spiders are season 11
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Will & Grace Season 2, Episode 4 “Who’s Sorry Now?” Posted by Sarah One of the best episodes of the original run of this show is a two-parter called “Lows in the Mid-Eighties” (in fact, it would have taken the number one spot in my top 20 if “Bed, Bath and Beyond” didn’t exist). In […]
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This Is Us Season 3, Episode 5 “Toby” Posted by Shannon If you told me this time last year that I would be annoyed when an episode titled “Toby” focused on all our main characters rather than diving deep into the life of its namesake, I never would have believed you. But throughout season two, Toby’s […]
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