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  • 10 Must Have Books For 4 Year Olds

    4 is an interesting age for choosing reading books!  Most 4 year olds are not reading independently though some may recognise a few simple words.  ...
  • “Old Pan.” A New Poem by Robert Wrigley

    “Old Pan” for lost boys Windblown seedpod parasols lofted from a withered western salsify blossom drift past me in a cloud of silken Tinker Bells, ...
  • How Utica Became a City Where Refugees Came to Rebuild

    Utica became a refugee magnet by accident. In the 1970s, Roberta Douglas, a local resident, became concerned about the mistreatment of Amerasian ch...
  • One of America’s Favorites – Pig Pickin’

    A pig pickin’ (also known as rolling a pig, pig pull, pig roast or, among the Cajun, “cochon de lait”) is a type of party or gathering held primar...
  • Panko Crispy Turkey Tenderloins w/ Cut Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes

    Today’s Menu: Panko Crispy Turkey Tenderloins w/ Cut Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes     For Breakfast I made some French Toast and 2 Johnsonville ...
  • “Every hut in our beloved country is on the edge.” Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry by Boris Khersonsky

    The 19th-century Ukrainian Romantic poet, Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), wrote most of his powerful verse from exile. Born a serf, Shevchenko was (a...
  • Grey Bees

    Author’s note: Sometimes the past catches up with the present and drags you into a future you don’t want. So it happened to me with the novel Grey ...
  • Roast Beef and Vermont Cheddar Sandwich w/ Chips and Dip

    Today’s Menu: Roast Beef and Vermont Cheddar Sandwich w/ Chips and Dip   Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 32 degrees and cloudy...
  • Of Terminator and Motherhood: Why My Mom’s Franchise Fandom Finally Makes Sense

    The last Christmas I spent with my mother, we watched two movies of her choice: Casablanca (1942) and The Terminator (1984). Between rounds of chem...
  • Is The Lost Daughter a Horror Film?

    “When Is a Horror Movie Not a Horror Movie?” asked The New York Times in a November headline. Recent films like The Humans, Spencer, and The Lost D...
  • Exit Wounds: On the Roots of Violence—and Its Complicated Aftermath

    I should start with what happened: I’m on a bus, traveling back to Chicago on the first sweltering day of summer. Actually, the bus isn’t traveling...
  • Did you notice these 8 #ProudlyPinoy things from VALORANT’s Agent Neon trailer?

    Don’t you just love it when Filipinos are properly represented in series, movies and games? Aside from the recent #PinoyPride appearance in a Spide...