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As the Election Year Heats up: A Few Thoughts on Our Noisy, Noisy Democracy

A comedian told a joke once about how so often, when he paused to reflect on his life thus far, he realized what a jerk he had been about five years ago. After doing this several times over the course of a few decades (realizing that five years prior he had been quite the jerk), it finally dawned on him that he's more than likely being quite the jerk right now. That's why older people tend to be more quiet, he said.
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Kim Keller: On World Humanitarian Day, Reflecting On What My Daughter's Life Might Have Been

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog (last year)

Seven years ago, I brought my daughter home from the orphanage, and my life was dramatically changed. But it wasn't until a recent trip to Yetebon, Ethiopia that I realized just how dramatically I had changed hers. Read Post

It Only Took America 80 Years to Turn Bloody Marys Into a Complete Joke

United States / New York : Grub Street (3 hours ago)

Next month will mark eight decades since Fernand Petiot made his first Red Snapper at Manhattan's King Cole Bar. The Snapper, of course, is just the bar's name for the cocktail that everyone else calls a Bloody Mary. And even if tha... Read Post

Is L.A.'s Public Transit a Joke? This Comedian Sure Hopes So

Society & Culture : Good Blog (3 years ago)

"Five years ago, I tried to run a car on vegetable oil and take a stand against big oil," remembers Los Angeles actress and comedian Kristina Wong. "When my idealism—specifically, the car—almost killed me and my finances, I realized... Read Post


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