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An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics

npr.org — Now is the time to pick up a Pataki for President bumper sticker. Or a Huckabee button, a Jim Webb yard sign, or keychains, ballpoint pens, and window scrapers imprinted Jindal, Paul, Perry, Chafee, Walker, Graham, Santorum, Lessig, and O'Malley for President.
Feb 06, 2016

Sneak peek at weekly essay: whaddya do w/ old campaign buttons? Listen for the music, too: n.pr/1ST1zeY

Feb 06, 2016

ICYMI @nprscottsimon's essay his morning Via @NPR: An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics n.pr/1nMWY1W

What Might Rouhani Have Missed When Rome Boxed Up The Nudes?

npr.org — Another cover-up is in the news. Italy's Premier Matteo Renzi and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani held a press conference inside Rome's Capitoline Museum this week to announce $18 billion in new business between their countries, now that sanctions against Iran are ending.
Jan 30, 2016

This week's essay on cloaking art & disfiguring artistic values: n.pr/1PLqAd1 Alert: the word naked appears.

Jan 30, 2016

Great art gives us a glimpse of unknown: what Rouhani Missed When Rome Covered Nudes-from @nprscottsimon n.pr/1PFBKcZ @NPRWeekend

Politician Takes To Tinder To Ignite Voters' Interest

npr.org — Greggor Ilagan, a Hawaii county councilman who is running for the state senate, decided to try to reach that vital demographic of young voters by appearing on social networking sites. And also Tinder, a dating app. When he announced his candidacy last summer, Mr. Ilagan told local Hawaii press he would rely more on social media than campaign fund-raising to reach voters.
Jan 27, 2016

"There's a reason Adele doesn't sing songs about bus routes." npr.org/2016/01/23/464… (And by "Hawaii press," @NPR means @CivilBeat) #HInews

Playboy Mansion For Sale, Bunnies Not Included

wfae.org — There's a house for sale in Los Angeles: 29 rooms, tennis court, swimming pool, and wine cellar, a guest house, game house, movie theater, and a grotto, which is not to be confused with any grotto you've read about in the Bible. The owner wants $200 million dollars.

Playboy Mansion For Sale, Bunnies Not Included

npr.org — There's a house for sale in Los Angeles: 29 rooms, tennis court, swimming pool, and wine cellar, a guest house, game house, movie theater, and a grotto, which is not to be confused with any grotto you've read about in the Bible. The owner wants $200 million dollars.
Jan 16, 2016

This week's essay about a house on the market in LA--but it needs a little work: n.pr/1JQXh67

Springtime For Hitler: With 'Mein Kampf' Back In Stores, Germany Turns A Page

npr.org — Mein Kampf has been published in Germany for the first time in 70 years. What does a limited new publication of a repugnant old book say about modern Germany? Mein Kampf - "My Struggle" - sold at least 10 million copies, from the time it appeared in 1925 to the time the Nazis were defeated in 1945.
Jan 09, 2016

This week's essay on Mein Kampf republished in Germany--in a country that's changed mightily: n.pr/1PkexNE

Army Seeks Brave And Willing Eaters To Test Its MREs

Army Seeks Brave And Willing Eaters To Test Its MREs

Army Seeks Brave And Willing Eaters To Test Its MREs

Natalie Cole Gone But Not Forgotten

wfae.org — Famous names can be hard to live up to. Those who carry them are born with expectations, as well as advantages, and the sons and daughters of famous people have to make their mistakes and learn their lessons under a lot of watchful eyes.
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Feb 08, 2016

Family looks forward to @WritersConferen in San Miguel this week. Hoping for blue skies, guacamole, & a little lit, too.

Feb 08, 2016

Alas, we'd volunteer our place--but looks like we'd need to add an extra floor! twitter.com/ScottishSPCA/s…

Feb 07, 2016

Peyton Manning is set to win a Super Bowl with his defense. You'll hear a cheer go up in senior centers all over America.

Feb 07, 2016

Did any pundit predict this outcome? Super bowl that is.

Feb 07, 2016

Game hi light: daughter notices @Panthers punter rubs his derrière before kicking.

Feb 07, 2016

On way to friends birthday party. In future @NFL will forbid birthdays on Super Bowl day.


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