Featured Blog Posts – October 2016 Archive (41)


In the Fraser Valley, a relatively small flat & fertile area surrounded by less habitable mountain terrain, the Native reservations are smaller, more numerous and in closer contact to the white settlements than back east. Looks to me like higher percentage of Natives vis a vis whites too.  At any rate, back east you pretty well had to go to a pow-wow to get a bannock, while here there is bannock at food trucks, virtually every event with food tables, flea markets, whatever.

A food…


Added by Myriad on October 26, 2016 at 2:05pm — 17 Comments

Worth Framing


                                       Framing.  Boundaries  Definition,   Put it in a box.



Added by Zanelle on October 26, 2016 at 10:51am — 13 Comments

Finding Some Common Ground in This Age of Divisiveness.

This past weekend, I went to Las Vegas to do a thing with some people. So much fun, but as they say, what happens there stays there unless it's a blood-borne pathogen, so here are a just couple of highlights:

1) My friend Pete and I wore the same shirt to the Events and Adventures 2016 Seasoned Stallions Grub Tolo at New York, New York:…


Added by Reflections of a Shallow Pond on October 26, 2016 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

My Long Term Affair

I'll admit to a wandering eye.


It's worse than that. I'd have to set down and make a list to remember all the slim waist, smooth neck beauties I've run my hands over, coaxing them along as I held them close to me, their inner vibrations melding with my own, indistinguishable as two became…


Added by alsoknownas on October 26, 2016 at 8:00am — 33 Comments

Your Anatomical Gift Advisor

Since the promulgation of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, the practice of giving–and receiving–bodily organs as gifts has exploded.  I don’t mean the organs have exploded, because most of them have not, thanks to rigorous quality controls.  But the gifting, and in some cases “re-gifting” of organs has raised issues at the forefront of medical ethics, etiquette and shopping.  Here are some of the questions raised by our readers this month.…


Added by Con Chapman on October 26, 2016 at 6:48am — No Comments

Thought For the Day - 26 October 2016

The latest in The Donald's mindless jabbering is the execution of "oversampling" in polls. As any drug developer knows, with enough observations one can find stat sig in a ham sandwich. That's what oversampling does: narrows the CI/lowers p-value. It doesn't change the point estimate one way or the other systematically. Oversampling won't make The Donald look like a bigger loooooser or Hillary a bigger winner. It will only solidify the accuracy of the point estimate. Moreover, the technique…


Added by Robert Young on October 26, 2016 at 6:26am — 12 Comments

Study Suggests Taking Selfies May Make You Happier

Study Suggests Taking Selfies May Make You Happier:  Taking photos of one’s self (selfies) is often thought to be narcissistic, addictive and unhealthy, but a new study suggests they may actually help improve one’s mood and outlook.  Personally, I have no desire to take selfies, but then again, I may be suffering from low selfie esteem.  That said, I boost my mood and outlook through feeling superior to those who do take selfies.…


Added by Johnny Robish on October 25, 2016 at 9:45pm — 2 Comments

Kids' Issues

Last week I was responsible for helping in different periods of our school’s computer lab to guide several groups of third and fourth graders into the labyrinth of our presidential elections.  One of the tools at our disposal is a votesmart.org  website: …


Added by moki ikom on October 25, 2016 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

The Emotion Scale - 3 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Clarity Nice visits the headquarters of Herbaline in Orange County, a herbal, diet and weight prevention company, known for its aggressive marketing methods. Seeing on a corporate chart that the president of the company, Lyle Matchett, has never been seen and is not shown anywhere in the annual report of the company, Clarity decides to…


Added by Workstudio on October 21, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

Trump Will Accept Election Results If He Wins

Trump Will Accept Election Results If He Wins:  After famously refusing to state whether he would accept election results if he lost, Donald Trump told a rowdy crowd of followers in Delaware, Ohio that “I will accept the results of the election, if I win.”  Which is kind of ironic when you consider the way things are going with his campaign, about the only way this election could be considered "rigged" would be if Trump somehow wins.…


Added by Johnny Robish on October 20, 2016 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

A table just for two

If there’s something that has become pretty obvious this election it’s that many, many Americans are not happy with their choices.

First, you have the major parties, the Republicans and Democrats, running two of the most unpopular candidates in history. According to…


Added by Joseph Price on October 20, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

To a Conservative Asshole - you know who you are

No, Hillary's emails did not facilitate Russian hacking.  

To begin with, "Russian Hackers" is practically a stock phrase.  

And if you have not paid attention, or have no contact with the business world, please understand the nations of the former Eastern Block are rife with organized crime of all sorts from trafficking to hacking (including ID theft). 

Added by Terry McKenna on October 20, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

On the Passing of Phil Chess of Chess Records

This post was inspired by Jonathan Wolfman's memorial post on the passing of Phil Chess.

It appears on his post as a.comment :

The entrepreneurial endeavors of Jewish business people will forever be inextricably bound to black history, the black community, and the black experience. 

Living proof of the power, force, and impact of oppressed people, Chess Records gave us Etta James.…


Added by Ron Powell on October 20, 2016 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Tiger Cart

Climb on in

she's got needs

worry not

Mom's got speed

buckle up

don't you know…


Added by TG DE VORE on October 20, 2016 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Just in Time for Mother-in-Law Day: Matter-Sucking Mini-Black Holes

As every good son-in-law knows, Mother-in-Law Day is rapidly approaching.  It’s the fourth Sunday of this month, October 23rd.…


Added by Con Chapman on October 20, 2016 at 4:45am — No Comments

In Memoriam: Phil Chess > Muddy Waters (Mackinley Morganfield)---Chuck Berry---Bo Diddley---Aretha Franklin ... So Many More...

Those of you who've seen the film Cadillac Records know that the storied blues label, Chess, and the artists the label found and promoted, are the core of the film. 

Yesterday, Phil Chess died. Here's the NYT's…


Added by Jonathan Wolfman on October 20, 2016 at 1:58am — 7 Comments


There's a hashtag booming on twitter - #nastywomenunite.

Love it - some samples: (most are I am a nasty woman.

I can't fucking wait to vote.…


Added by nerd cred on October 19, 2016 at 8:19pm — 21 Comments

Beach Walk


Added by Zanelle on October 15, 2016 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Writer's Angst

There is a type of fiction, held in bad taste, and at times resultin in lawsuits, in which a true story is told and the character’s names are changed, termed a roman a clef. Literally, in French this means “novel with a key”.

Novels are probably never written without some reference to people the author has known with those individuals character traits and actions given to characters in the novel and woven into the plot.  That is considered to be part of the process, and done…


Added by Rodney Roe on October 15, 2016 at 4:00am — 14 Comments


A Body of Work

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Posted by The Songbird on July 17, 2018 at 11:00pm 4 Comments

Can You See What I See?

Posted by Ron Powell on July 16, 2018 at 11:30am 1 Comment

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