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Do We Need a New Oscar Category?

Years ago I read a book newly translated into English called Max and the Cats by Moacyr Scliar. It was published years before Yann Martel’s Life of Pi. Sometimes I wonder just where ideas come from, how authors come up … Continue reading

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It Could Be Worse: Eating Out-John’s Philly Grille

John’s Philly Grille: If You’re Going Out for a Sandwich Why Go Anywhere Else? John’s Philly Grille is located in Seal Beach California on the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s a sandwich shop. Nothing fancy. About six tables inside and four … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

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The Dream Book Versus The Internet: A Personal View

Once upon a time there was something called the Sears And Roebuck Catalog. It was like the catalogs you now get by the thousands in the mail around the holidays. The difference is the ones you get now are like … Continue reading

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Final Payment

Update after final repayment   This is an update on your loan to Garnik Avagyan in Armenia. Garnik has been successfully managing internet club business during past few years. This loan helped Garnik to purchase more computers and develop his … Continue reading

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When The Luna Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie: Naming The Moon

Mercury and Venus are the only two planets in our solar system that have no satellites, no moons. Neptune has thirteen moons with names like Triton and Nalad to remind of Greek gods. Uranus, the favorite planetary body of snickering … Continue reading

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Last Stop In New Mexico In More Ways Than One: Drive On

I pulled out of Fort Stanton, the camp of the Buffalo Soldiers, away from the Visitor’s Center and toward Ruidoso, a town where I would spend three days wishing I was someplace else. Ruidoso is a ski resort in the … Continue reading

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