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Inventing Broccoli Casserole

In a recent episode of Splendid Table on NPR, Lynne Rossetto had as a guest the food critic Craig Goldwin. The topic of the discussion centered around the difficultly finding reliable web sources for cooking tips and recipes. Christopher Kimball, … Continue reading

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The Rhetoric of Carl Sagan

Okay, so Carl Sagan is not exactly a “contemporary happening,” but with Netflix’s ever increasing library of instant play documentaries, the past seems to be collapsing into the present with regard to video media. I never watched Carl Sagan’s Cosmos … Continue reading

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The Right Use of Rhetoric

As shown in this clip from Newsy.com, the Supreme Court’s acceptance of the lawsuit against the Westboro Baptist Church has brought that much valued phrase back to the front of public discourse — “freedom of speech.” I would venture to … Continue reading

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Astrology and the Science of the Concrete

Before I get into this blog post, I have to make a confession — I love listening to Coast to Coast AM . . . yes, that’s right, the radio show that’s about aliens. At least, that’s what it is … Continue reading

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