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The Gnome Whisperer of my Gnometown

There are now over 2,300 gnomes that now populate the hills and flats of Gnome Mans Land, California (Oakland). Until recently, they had pretty much managed to keep their presence a secret but then word got out in 2013 and there were fears that even Gnomeland Security might get into the…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 19, 2014 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

The Voyeurism of a Free Faller

The air eagerly grasps my face as the sound of my heart accelerates inside my ears. I struggle to breathe in the over-whelming rush as my body feels like it is free-falling along the twists and turns of the oncoming track. A gasp somehow escapes my pressed lips while my…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 17, 2014 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Where's the Beef? Food Crime -- Have you seen this man?



Cars, smartphones, jewelry, and cash are among the many valuable items most people expect thieves to target. Not many, however, would think to lock up their pregnancy tests or Tide laundry detergent. Yet, these everyday, ordinary household products are among the most commonly stolen goods.…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 17, 2014 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Easter Bunny Arrested at the US Border



Yesterday the Easter Bunny was apprehended by the border patrol in Ogdensburg NY. The furry rascal was attempting to bring over 10,000 Kinder Eggs in anticipation of Easter morning. The US has had a ban on candies with embedded toys since 1938, and although they are illegal it does not stop citizens…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 16, 2014 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Till MilkBone Do Us Part

At the age of 62, I no longer have interest in listening to a male voice tell me what I can or cannot do. For once in my life, I want a companion that is silent and loving, so I have chosen my dog to share my remaining years.

My dog eats what I give him and does not demand that I shop for probiotics or buy him organic items. If I choose not to take a bath one day; my best friend will not care, and actually prefers the smell of freshly cooked meat over the scent of…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 16, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Google Glass – How Badly Do You Want a Pair?

For one day only regular minions who were not chosen to be Google Glass Explorers during the first round of beta testing, can get…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 15, 2014 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

US Airways in the Controversial Cockpit!

Talk about a nosedive!

Looks like this might be the corporate fail of the week, maybe even year, or one of the largest airline carriers finally found the alternate ending to Lost.

Yesterday US…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 14, 2014 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

How the Refrigerator Joke Grew to Terrorist Attack Threats



When I was a child one of my hobbies was to call strangers and ask them if their refrigerator was running. Some knew the answer and told me they were not going to go and catch it, where others were punk'd as they say now. More elaborate jokes grew out of that timeless joke until modern generations either…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 14, 2014 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

I Seldom Wash My Jeans – Personal Confessions

Since I'm a female, I generally keep quiet about this subject as women are supposed to be super clean. Of course I practice good hygiene, but I seldom wash my 8 identical pairs of ripped jeans. I began to do this before people like Anderson Cooper and other fashionistas admitted on…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments

Have You Checked Your Thigh Gap Lately?

Dr. Seuss's 'Star Bellied Sneeches' analogy continues to play out in the most absurd ways. There is now a disturbing breed of thinspiration that pressures women and girls to pursue a “thigh gap,” which is defined as the space between one's thighs. Online, users are posting aspirational…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 12, 2014 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

Is Body Hair Something Women Should Be Ashamed Of?

I don't know if I have the right to enter this discussion as the hair on my legs has always grown at the speed of one hair per 6 months. But if the…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 10, 2014 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

140 Words on Solitude and Being Alone

 

There is no view where I am living for the next thousand hours. There is just a space in the ceiling that opens to let in the sounds and smells of life. Being alone is no longer difficult, and the older I get the more comfortable I am to live in a state of schizophrenia.

As a child I drowned myself within the pages of books, and as a writer I prefer…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Kinky Sex, Real Estate, and Video Tape

Warning: If anyone thinks this article is going to have something to do with Ray Davies of The Kinks-- better move along.

Once upon a time in 1914, the San Francisco Armory was built with the intention of serving the population of the city. It…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 8, 2014 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Should Cows and Smart Cars be Tipped?



Is cow tipping possible?

Have the gang from Mythbusters proven this yet?

There is detailed research buried in the University of British Columbia archives which suggests that the idea of knocking over a standing cow just doesn't stand up. I had no…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 7, 2014 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

Has Nigella Lawson Cooked Her Homeland Security Goose?

US Homeland Security has been publicly accused of inconsistency after celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was stopped from boarding a British Airways flight to Los Angeles last weekend. Lawson, who acknowledged last year that she had occasionally used cocaine, was denied permission…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 7, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

No More Wire Hangers!

Years ago I use to hear about young women going to a rear "back-alley” apartment located in the Voyageur Bus Station in my small town for abortions. I am sure some of the tales were expanded on gossip, some probably had some merit, but the word coat hanger kept popping up in…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 6, 2014 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Only the Ocean and You -- Photo Blog -- Cliff House

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 5, 2014 at 6:00pm — 16 Comments

Chupacabras -- I Didn't Know Barbra Streisand Was Touring Texas

Leave it to Texas! 

A family claims they have captured a Chupacabra in their own backyard forgetting momentarily the creature does not exist.…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 3, 2014 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

#NoMakeupSelfie --- Domestic Violence Awareness



For almost a month now, women have been posting selfies without makeup on social media along with the hashtag #NoMakeupSelfie, as a way of encouraging others to donate to Cancer Research UK and promoting awareness.

 

 

It is unclear how the hashtag first started trending, but it took…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 2, 2014 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

How Did Princess Kate and Prince William Pull Off that Family Photo?



Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince George and Lupo's new family photo is gorgeous - there's just no other way to put it. Royal photographer Jason Bell, captured the moment shabby-chic - yet slightly edgy - exposed brick window setting to add to the happy mood of the young family. As a photo goes, it is…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 2, 2014 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

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