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Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

Written by on 2 May 2017

Please keep in mind that whenever I say “you” in this piece, I don’t mean you. I mean somebody else who isn’t you. This also goes for “we” and “our.” When I say we, I mean other people including me, but not you. Unless it’s about something good, in which case you’re included in the […]

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Who Knew Crappuccinos Could Be So Triggering?

Written by on 22 April 2017

Why does Starbucks hate its baristas? Dipping a toe into the realm of controversy for publicity is the only explanation for the recent triggering over the Unicorn Frappuccino. Only available for a limited time in participating stores, baristas were being tortured to make a dessert drink instead of a coffee creation. The only customers who could fully […]

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Packing a Bag for the Homeless

Written by on 20 April 2017

Recently I was garden shopping with a friend intent on a Spring spiffing up of her backyard and while helping her load the car, I noticed all of these random bags.  She revealed that they were her homeless bags. The befuddled expression on my face must have spoken volumes because she quickly explained that she fills […]

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The Last Jedi Reveals its Trailer, and Fans Unleash the Theories

Written by on 17 April 2017

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 wrapped up Sunday, and boasted a good number of highlights: the heart-crushingly sweet tribute to Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher, the announcement of the game Star Wars Battlefront II coming in November, more tantalizing hints on the Disney parks’ Star Wars-themed expansions, and a ton of celebrity panels. The big […]

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Impotent Outrage Bitches Attack Mike Pence

Written by on 31 March 2017

By now you’re no doubt familiar with the Mike Pence outrage, but if you’re not, the general outline is that Pence sets rules for his personal behavior that include two things: he won’t dine alone with other women and he won’t go without his wife to parties where alcohol is being served. This has sent […]

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Cheers To Beer And Capitalism

Written by on 28 March 2017

I love this story. It combines two of my favorite things, entrepreneurial spirit and craft beer. My love of craft beer started several years ago after a brief, but very enlightening love affair with good wine. I was fortunate to have a good friend who owned a Wine Styles store that hosted weekly wine tastings. […]

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Supporting Artists…with Capitalism?

Written by on 24 March 2017

So the current budget proposal from the President was recently revealed, and people are already taking sides on his intention to decrease the National Endowment for the Arts’ budget of $148 million. Some arguments supporting the NEA seem to be along the lines of “oh, what a horrible world it would be without the arts, […]

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