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Death Looks a Lot Like Hunter Thompson


“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” Hunter Thompson Unfortunately, they don’t work for me. I hesitated to post this, but then asked myself, “What Would Dr. Gonzo Do?” and … Continue reading

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7 Things Your University Instructors Wished You Already Knew


1. The syllabus is like your bible. Only, you should actually read it, not just hold it in your hands and yell at people like some folks do. Also, don’t make a religion out of your class, and, if you … Continue reading

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What’s a Princess Anyway?


When I was really little, I studied Disney cartoons with a fierce curiosity. Convinced that they contained within them the secret to becoming a princess, I watched them religiously. I determined that the only true qualification (besides being born into royalty … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Guide to TV


I am a picky watcher of TV. In fact, I don’t even subscribe to any cable or satellite services. I don’t take suggestions easily, mostly because anytime someone says the words “You would like” I have to wonder how anyone else knows … Continue reading

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Sprechen sie Dog?


My dog is a nuisance, albeit an adorable one. I’ve had a lot of dogs in my life, but none so obstinate. She is the raw material waiting to be turned into a book someday, when we will laugh about all the couch cushions she’s … Continue reading

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5 Literary Characters Who Got the Short End and Lessons we can Learn from Them


Ok, so the term “literary” is used very loosely here. I’m well aware of the cannon issues. 1. Mary Bennet, Pride and Prejudice When Mr. Collins comes to marry one of Mr. Bennet’s five daughters, he meets resistance from all but … Continue reading

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Chicago, the Less Windy City


After traveling to Chicago in what the locals assured me was an unseasonably warm week (guess I brought New Mexico with me) I’ve decided we should petition Chicago to change it’s nickname to The-Not-Quite-as-windy-as-New-Mexico city. Seems fair enough. All in … Continue reading

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