My 2018 Posts That You Might Not Have Noticed

by baldilocks In order of earliest to most recent, these are some of my favorite posts from last year. They didn't necessarily get the most traffic, but I liked them -- mostly due to cracking myself up. Enjoy. Libyan Slave Markets and Jumping Into The Fire We all know that Arab Muslims have been buying and … Continue reading My 2018 Posts That You Might Not Have Noticed

Actually, 2016 was a pretty good year

By John Ruberry "So listen, there's still a little bit of it to go," the host of NPR's witty Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, Peter Sagal said as he opened his New Year's Eve show, "but all the pundits and the pollsters have already called it: 2016 will go down as the worst year ever." Which led … Continue reading Actually, 2016 was a pretty good year

The Looming New Year

by baldilocks   Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? And it should. Many famous people have died this year, some from old age, some from long-term conditions , some from freak accidents, and of course drug overdoses. Most heart-wrenching and thought-provoking were the deaths of mother-and-daughter superstars, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, within 24 hours of each … Continue reading The Looming New Year