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A Domino Falls

One of my more intriguing tasks in the morning every day at work is to listen to the people who call in and say they will be absent or late because of unplanned or unforeseen circumstances.  It may not come … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The American Plate

The American Plate:  A Culinary History In 100 Bites, by Libby H. O’Connell, read by Tanya Eby It is singularly unfortunate that there should be so much in the way of bad social history being written by people who have … Continue reading

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So Far From God

Porfirio Diaz, late 19th century right-wing dictator of Mexico, once mused in his melancholy way that Mexico’s tragedy was that it was so far from God and so close to the United States. His belief was that had the nation … Continue reading

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