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Communication Skills part 2 (part 1 pending)

I have serious issues with people who don’t listen to what other people say.  Perhaps you can relate to this, because I deal with it on a daily basis and it pisses me off.  Here’s the thing.  When I open my mouth and speak, it’s because I’ve edited those thoughts and hand-selected the ones which […]

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Fast Food and Vampires

For the past 40 days, I haven’t eaten any fast food.  No Burger King, Taco Bell, or even Chik Fil A.  Especially Chik Fil A, because any company that maintains that there are grounds for a faith-based initiative in the business of selling deep fried chicken patties clearly needs to take its head out of it’s tail feathers.  […]

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Chili Madness

I’d like to speak for just a moment about a subject that’s near and dear to my heart on these cold winter days, and that’s chili. Chili? Yes, chili. Meat, broth, tomatoes, and spices (toss in some beans and spaghetti if you’re so inclined, but you’ll only get frowned on by Texans, possibly insulted, and […]

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Love is in the ‘ugh’

An Anti-Valentine’s Day Survival Guide for Those Who Have Really Had It Up to Here With This Fake-Ass Holiday By Jason Webber If there is a more universally reviled holiday than Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t exist on this planet. How many people do you know who will actually stand up and admit that they are […]

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FoxNews:Bare and Phallanced

No I’m  not backing off of that, that’s what they do to the news.  I spent a little time on FoxNews this morning because I like to read opinions I won’t necessarily agree with, and in case anyone is worried about reading future work of mine, don’t.  I put condoms on my finger tips, and […]

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Omar Sharif on Egypt

Howdy everyone.  I found this on bbcnews.com and I thought it was very interesting.  Omar Sharif gives a fairly level-headed assessment of what’s going on in Egypt, and it shows how attractive a panorama of Egypt can be if you have the money to buy a place near the Nile.  I was planning a trip […]

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Miss Maha and the City

December 2010 By Maha Kashani 2010, where have you gone?! I can’t believe this year is almost over! 2010 has treated me well and 2011 will ring in some major changes for Miss Maha. I have accepted a new position as Cincinnati Bell’s Senior Account Manager covering health care for Dayton, Columbus, Indianapolis and Louisville. […]

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Tangled

The classic tale of Rapunzel gets a new spin By T.T.Stern-Enzi Rating: PG Grade: B+ A handsome rogue gets rehabilitated. A trapped princess regains her freedom and her throne. Swashes get buckled.  Derrying gets done. A wicked enchantress reverts back to her ugly roots. And there’s a little song and dance thrown into the mix that […]

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Carrying on Tradition

SDDT’s 17th annual performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Tradition is a term that’s used quite a bit during the holidays. For some, a little too much. Others can’t possibly get enough of the custom tinsel, carols and holiday lights. And then there’s the celebrators who feel tradition, like an elderly woman does her […]

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The Emotion Within the Image

The works of Doug Fiely at Visceral Gallery By Jud Yalkut The Visceral Gallery in Centerville devotes most of its shows to the fine artists in this immediate area, but also allows for out-of-town artists in Ohio whose work achieves the gallery’s high standards. Such an artist is Douglas R. Fiely who hails from northwest […]

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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]