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Stephen King’s 11/22/63

When I tell people I’m reading a Stephen King novel, many are surprised. Really? Isn’t he all horror? The skeptics ask. Not all his books. And over the years, I’ve managed to read quite a few that capture the imagination, … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad: Not Toys for Kids

We’re only a few episodes away from completing watching Breaking Bad, the AMC series that ran for five seasons from January, 2008 to September, 2013. We had tried one episode ages ago and quickly dismissed it as not for us:  violence … Continue reading

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Haunted by “Homeland”

  We’ve become addicted to Homeland, Showtime’s award-winning thriller series about Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody’s return to the US after being held captive in Afghanistan for 8 years. Subjected to torture and isolation, he’s having trouble reconnecting with his wife and two … Continue reading

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Are Robots Eating Our Jobs? Interview with David Brancaccio

You wouldn’t think that someone who has traveled around the world, talking to people, gathering stories, would volunteer to drive his first car trip across the United States, determined to not say a word. Or handle money. Or engage in … Continue reading

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Double British Delight: Iron Lady & Downton Abbey

A freezing cold day; a perfect time for a movie matinee.   Iron Lady, stars Meryl Streep as Britain’s Margaret Thatcher and captures Thatcher’s upbringing as a grocer’s daughter, how she earned a place at Oxford, and entered politics in 1959, … Continue reading

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Repost: NBC’s “The Playboy Club”: Comments

https://cyclingrandma.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/ Important history; please share.

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NBC’s “Playboy” Show: Empowering Women? Not!

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”  Gloria Steinem When my eldest son began his freshman year at a liberal arts college, he proudly donned a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: “This … Continue reading

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“Get on the Bus”

I was five years old in 1961 when the  Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) began sending civil rights activists, mostly college students, into communities in the South, to bolster the US Supreme Court’s decision ending segregation for interstate travelers. I … Continue reading

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