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Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson say good night

Photo above: Stephen Colbert’s desk on The Colbert Report. (Comedy Central) Four nights a week, Monday through Thursday, it was paramount for me to be home at 11 p.m., in front of that smart 55-inch Hi-Def tribute to American consumerism […]

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Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson say good night

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Photo above: Stephen Colbert’s desk on The Colbert Report. (Comedy Central) Four nights a week, Monday through Thursday, it was paramount for me to be home at 11 p.m., in front of that smart 55-inch Hi-Def tribute to American consumerism […]

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Salamander Resort & Spa has it all – even a zip line

It was someone in the hospitality industry that first told me about a wonderful resort called Salamander Resort & Spa located in Virginia horse-country, Middleburg to be exact. Up to that

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Zeitgeist of Beer

So when we think of the cultural theme of an era, we think of things like popularity, trends, inventions, and revolutions. Beer is an ageless almost timeless object, and

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The Empress: 50 Shades of Tarot

Photo above: scene from YouTube trailer for “50 Shades of Grey.” In this article I will be looking at the Empress who is the mother figure in the tarot and

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Cioppino: An American original from San Francisco, Christmas Eve tradition

Chop a little of this, a little of that, and mix with leftovers from the sea catch of the day. Add to cooked tomatoes in wine sauce and you

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Torture is wrong: Period

Photo above: Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) delivering her committee’s report on the CIA’s use of torture. (YouTube) Let me start by saying I am not in serious need of a

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Online relationships are just as real as traditional counterparts

I received a Christmas card from a friend in Germany, and was touched. I've known her for 13 years, consider her one of my closest friends, yet I've never

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A tale of two malls

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Female stereotypes in children’s toys may be encouraging the wrong thing

I was shopping for my goddaughter’s Christmas present the other day when I stopped to write her mom an email. “Why are all the ‘girls’ toys geared toward cleaning,

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Hot Cocoa for when you want to watch holiday specials – not live one

It's not secret that I'm a housewife, and I love it.  For the month of December, I try and come up with festive (or at least fun) things to

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