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December 15th, 2019

For today’s Advent beer pick we travel to Golden, Colorado, to visit the aptly-named Holidaily Brewing, a dedicated gluten-free brewery. All of Holidaily’s beers are certified gluten free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization and I’m happy to include the brewery’s Santa’s Nightcap to

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The Oregon Symphony’s concert (December 7) featuring Danish conductor Christian Kluxen and newly orchestrated works by pianist-singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane offered a lot of interesting contrasts. Kahane’s pieces presented a somber and melancholic world view while Kluxen in his conducting of Sergei Prokofiev’s Fift

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Suntup Press has revealed another iconic print in The Covers Collection from the late Don Brautigam. This month, they bring you the cover art from the paperback edition of The Bachman Books. Published in November 1986, the paperback release of The Bachman Books included four novellas by Stephen King previously published und

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“Congress! Congress! Don’t tax me — “Tax that fellow behind the tree” — Anon, circa 1930 Elizabeth’s plan sounds so reasonable, how could anyone find fault with it? A static wealth tax on the super-rich of a few pennies per year on every dollar over $50 million. Come on, who can really find fault with

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20 Striking Color Photographs That Show Everyday Life in Amsterdam Around the Turn of the Century

These amazing images are from between the 1890s and 1900s, and were created using the Photochrom process, a method of producing colorized photographs from black and white negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates.It was invented in the 1880s and was most popular i

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Glamor of the '30s Through Otto Dyar's Lens

Otto Dyar (1892-1988) was an American prominent stills photographer who began his career at the Paramount studios in the 1920s. Initially working as an assistant on major film productions, Dyar quickly rose through the ranks to become one of Hollywood's most notable image-makers.

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Writer Frank Miller and artist Bill Sienkiewicz are two visionary creators – and when their talents combine, the results are spectacular!  In the acclaimed Daredevil graphic novel Love and War, Miller and Sienkiewicz take a unique look at the bitter rivalry between the Man Without Fear and the Kingpin of Crime –

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Michel‑Richard Delalande (1657-1726) Lotte Schöne (1891-1981) Stan Kenton (1911-1979) Ida Haendel (1924) Eddie Palmieri (1936) Nigel Robson (1948) Jan Latham-Koenig (1953) and Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917) Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959) Freeman Dyson (1923) Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) Edna O'Brien (1930

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December 14th, 2019

In this video, Jay ties an Ultra Rig Steelhead Fly – a fun take on Jeff Hickman’s Fish Taco using the new Aqua Flies Ultra Rig. This is a great pattern to try swinging for Summer and Winter Steelhead. Enjoy! … Co

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Railroad photo of the day

A Holiday Expres

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Netflix has unveiled the first image from the upcoming series adaptation of the Joe Hill graphic novel series Locke & Key welcoming audiences to the mysterious and powerful Keyhouse located in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. In Locke & Key, after their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke sib

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I try to ignore politics, but it is so pervasive some of it gets through to me anyway. I know, for instance that Donald Trump is the President of the USA, and Boris Johnson just won a landslide victory in the UK. If you mention my representative or my senators, I will probably recognize their names.My vote my be

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American actress Marion Davies appeared in several Broadway musicals and one film, Runaway Romany (1917) and then became the mistress of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. He then took over management of her career.Hearst financed Davies' pictures and promoted her heavily through his newspapers and

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Nose in. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2RYVd4J from Tumblr https://breakopenthesky.tumblr.com/post/189673275181

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Walking after theirs hairs were cut on Thursday. 😁 318/365 — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2PJybfj from Tumblr https://breakopenthesky.tumblr.com/post/189673274986

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New shirt! Super cute (and I’m not the least bit biased)! https://t.co/HpuLkHzT7i

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2008 GSS23WGTAWW GE Refrigerator: Not coming on at times. I went out and the customer said when it cycled off it would not come back on at times, and other times it would. I ordered the motherboard and replaced it and it fixed it, I called the customer back the next day and he said […]

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along the shoreline of Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island (Oregon)

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Jackfrost nippin’ at your nose Yuletide carols being sung by a choir And folks dressed up like Eskimos Today is Roast Chestnuts Day, a fun idea to celebrate for the season, so for the Advent beer pick I wanted to go with a chestnut-themed …

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on a B.C. lake some 20 years ago..chasing Kamloops trout. Salmon Lake in British Columbia….beautiful Kamloops Trout

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The hitachi d10vh 6 0 amp reversible keyless has good drill driver features and at affordable price, it’s one of a p

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Researchers say improper number generation can impact the security of keys used to protect everything from IoT to medical devices.

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Survey shows continuing expansion of data scientists roles, but who's around to fill them?

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On December 12, 1983, Mr. T, star of The A-Team shed his tough guy image and donned a Santa Claus costume to assist First Lady Nancy Reagan in unveiling the Christmas decorations at the White House.

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Only nine percent of machine learning efforts are mature and delivering results. At issue: scale, and models becoming obsolete too quickly.

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I have finally paid off the old car I got off craigslist.   Oh boy, took a long time and a lot of scrimping out of a budget that is not meant to stretch to much other than food and utilities. But I did it and I'm proud to get it paid off. It's not perfect that car.  A friend was riding with me the other day and suddenl

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It hit me hard when Howard Cruse

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Many of the great fantasy writers of the last century were shaped by the experience of World War One; the attitude of JRR Tolkien to the world storm of his time is anguish and anger; he and other great fantasy writers turn away from the world to shame it.

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I came of age in politics when it was considered a sin – a near mortal sin – to be caught in a lie or to be deemed guilty of a flip-flop. Now shameless lying and blatant position shifting are at the center of American politics. It is a bad, awful, distressing time for facts. Everywhere you look politicians are shading a

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Have you noticed that The Inspired Room blog got a new look? So excited! I couldn’t be happier! We are not only so pleased with the fresh new look, but also with just how much easier it is to navigate. You can endlessly through past posts, we have a newly refreshed shop, a fun new […]

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Here is a cool set of found photos from simpleinsomnia that shows people at or preparing for parties from between the 1930s and 1950s.

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At the end of the day it’s your money, but I suggest that you avoid buying these gadgets, either for yourself or as gifts.

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Based on a beloved children's story from Japan, Takeshi Yashiro brings this tale of a mischievous orphaned Fox to screen in glorious stop-motion

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A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1951 drama film, adapted from Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play. Elia Kazan, who directed the Broadway stage production, also directed the black and white film adaptation.The film starred Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, with the la

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The holidays can be an expensive time of year, which is why I have compiled a list of my favorite gadgets that cost less than $50.

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Maria Agata Szymanowska (1789-1831) Joseph Jongen (1873-1953) Georges Thill (1897-1984) Spike Jones (1911-1965) Rosalyn Tureck (1914-2003) Dame Ruth Railton (1915-2001) Ron Nelson (1929) Christopher Parkening (1947) Thomas Albert (1948) John Rawnsley (1949) and Shirley Jackson (1919-1965) Amy Hempel (1951)

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Since the character’s introduction in Detective Comics #38 on March 6, 1940, Robin has become an icon to millions of comic book fans, establishing the “sidekick” as a permanent part of comic book lore. Since a young Dick Grayson donned the distinctive yellow cape and domino mask, many have taken on the mantle of Robin

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Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Checking the alignment on a recently installed fender.

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VISA says it's aware of POS malware being deployed on the networks of five North American fuel dispenser merchants.

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December 13th, 2019

Looking for single board computers? Here is a fantastic selection of single board computers suitable for a variety of projects, from basic homebrew builds all the way to advanced applications such as automation, and even AI and ML, with prices ranging from around $10 to over $250.

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Misfits don't fit in. Except where they do. Like, in Salem's theatre community. There was a lot to like about today's City Club program, "On Stage: Salem's Vibrant Theater Community." But what I'm going to focus on is one thing...

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Rodney Davis wasn’t even wearing socks. The 56-year-old Disney security guard and husband of 27 years was “buck nekkid,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said, when he walked up to a house to purchase sex from an undercover detective. Davis’s...

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Oregonian Circulation Continues Decline in 2019

[The 2018 report is here.]I'm a little late on reporting this, but I try to keep up the Oregonian's yearly paid circulation trend. So, here's the sorrowful news.The Oregonia

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The Expanse Season 4

The Expanse season 4 is now on Amazon Prime. I watched a lot of it last night. It's very good -- humans have started to go through to Ring Gates to the many solar systems (1,700 it said somewhere) on the other side. Much of S4 takes place on an alien planet called "

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by Jenni Moore NW Community Go

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Mariah Carey's vocal style, as well as her singing ability, have significantly impacted popular and contemporary music. She has consistently been cited as one of the greatest and most influential vocalists of all time.

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For this online Rohatsu I was, most of the time, with twenty or so other people (sample here), so that the hermitage became a virtual monastery.

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The 24 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Jan 3-5

by Mercury EverOut Staff Well, there went 2019, and the first decade of the 21st century. Feels a little weird, right? Especially since all of last year's problems that were around on December 31 are... mostly still here in 2020. So what do we do? We decide to have some goddam

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December 19 @ Revolution Hall – All the way from Austin, Texas, Batman Returns Returns is a satirical musical recreation of Batman Returns!

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