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Friday Musings: We Need to Find the Map

Friday Musings: We Need to Find the Map

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if on the day we were born we were given a map, just like those old-fashioned ones that could be found at all the rest stops along the Jersey or PA Turnpikes. Can you still get those anywhere?? They showed all the major interstates, as well as the state highways, and some of the larger and smaller county roads. Sometimes there would be a cut-away section that showed particular areas in greater detail. Let’s say we were given such a map. What is it that I would like to see on it? I

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Wednesday Shakespeare: Fool’s Truth

Wednesday Shakespeare: Fool’s Truth

King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s major tragedies, considered by many to actually be his greatest. It features some big Game of Thrones level drama that truly has a little something for everyone in it. There’s family dysfunction, sibling rivalry, British history, major gore, and a mad king who has a penchant for taking off his clothes. It’s difficult to sum up the plot action of the play without getting carried away, but the basic storyline involves Lear wanting to divide up his kingdom among his

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Monday Booktails: Agricole Guava Cooler

Monday Booktails: Agricole Guava Cooler

This week’s Monday Booktails post is once again from the book Smuggler’s Cove by Martin and Rebecca Cate. I have to admit that I’m truly enjoying reading through this treasure trove of tiki information and cocktails, especially at this incredibly cold and dreary time of the year. I chose today’s recipe because I thought that it would give me the opportunity to try a rhum agricole (agricultural rum) from Martinique, made from sugar cane instead of molasses. Because the sugar cane begins

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Friday Musings: Painful Measures

Friday Musings: Painful Measures

I’ve found myself thinking a lot about pain after my high flying act on the ice a few weeks ago. It has been my constant companion ever since. As John Green says, “That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.” Sometimes it quiets down just a little bit, but it quickly jumps back into action the minute I make a wrong move. Did I really think I was going to reach for that tupperware on that high shelf? Or pull the car door shut with my right hand? Silly me. The snail has now become my spirit animal; alas, I

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Wednesday Shakespeare: Infinite Jest

Wednesday Shakespeare: Infinite Jest

For those of you who are familiar with Shakespeare’s Hamlet, you know exactly why there is a skull in the picture above, and you know exactly which character I’m writing about today. For those of you who did not read the play or were not necessarily fans of Hamlet’s histrionics, I’ll explain in just a few minutes. Many of Shakespeare’s tragedies deal with the concept of death, but none has a main character that ponders the subject quite as much as Hamlet does. The play opens with him having

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