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Right now I’m on Southwest flight #923 from LAX to Oakland with a final destination of Portland, Oregon. A dear friend of mine from college hails from the Bay area. He is a proud A’s fan and a very sweet man who will undoubtedly scoff at that adjective. Sitting on the tarmac in his city makes me think about home. The idea of it and its actualization. Read More Home

News Appetizers: Can’t Top Thursday’s Joy!

It’s one of those news days where things are interesting but nothing is as awesome as the overturn of DOMA and Prop. 8. But let’s see what’s going on, shall we?

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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: Show Boat (1951)

This week’s classic movie pick masks the seriousness of some of the topic in the plot with glossy musical numbers and an engaging love story. The film is Show Boat, made in 1951 and based on the Edna Ferber novel and the musical of the same name by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. The film stars Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown, and Agnes Moorehead and was directed by George Sidney. Read More Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: Show Boat (1951)

Two Questions About The West Wing, 4×05 and 4×06

The Bartlet White House is well on its way to election night. What madcap adventures will our ragtag ideologues get into this week? Read More Two Questions About The West Wing, 4×05 and 4×06

Etiquette: Pet Ownership

Having recently become a single dog owner, I’ve been thinking about pet etiquette, or pet-iquette, if you will (or won’t), quite a bit lately. Sometimes being a pet parent is exhausting. The process of merely walking and feeding my dog on a schedule can be overwhelming. I’m sure sometimes cat owners don’t want to clean the litter box. But there are so many things we must do, and so, I present to you, the etiquette of pets, or… Read More Etiquette: Pet Ownership