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Earth Day

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Where Fashion and Reality TV Meet International Relations

Here’s an interesting story I came across yesterday.  Kim Kardashian, of reality TV fame, is on the cover of the Turkish edition of Cosmo — and is upset about it.  Why?  She’s Armenian. She posed for photographs for the covers of several international editions of the magazine a while back, not knowing all of the…

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My Latest Youtube Obsession

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLpmaWEUobI Aston has won my heart.  They have some truly wonderful, beautiful covers of some of top 40 hits.  What’s different, though, is that their arrangements are classical. They are a group…

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In some places, you're old enough to be a grandmother

Even me.  And I haven’t graduated from college yet. A startling and rather scary story has hit some blogs — that a 23-year-old woman is thought to be the world’s youngest grandmother.  Twenty-three years old.  Most people in America think that’s too young to have a child, much less a grandchild. A summary of the…

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Laughing at Lunatics

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The Oscars

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKo-GBt5M0U It may be silly, but I really love awards shows– especially the Awards Show of All Awards Shows, the Oscars.  I hardly ever see many of the nominated movies (I think…

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