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A Trivia Quiz About the Dark Ages

The above illustration is a painting by Andrea di Bartolo di Bargilla, from around 1450 CE, depicting Petrarch: an Italian scholar who conceived in the 1330s, the idea of a European “Dark Age,” as compared to the light of classical … Continue reading

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If It Doesn’t Work, Use a Bigger Hammer!

Infernal car alarms are enough to drive someone nuts, especially when the device goes off in the middle of the night, and the owner of that respective vehicle doesn’t hear its habitually blaring horn to shut it off. This has … Continue reading

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Final Tirade for 2018

Two more days are left and another year falls by the wayside. Can’t say 2018 was a stellar year for me; although, I’m still alive and kicking. That’s a good thing. “Always look on the bright side of life,” as … Continue reading

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How Hot is it in the Philly Area?

Summertime has officially arrived and we’re in the midst of a bloody heat wave already. Not that I want to base this tirade on global warming, but it seems like the dog days of summer have been arriving earlier for … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams

“Sleep, those little slices of death; oh how I loathe them” is attributed to Edgar Allan Poe, as found on the ever knowledgeable Internet, which must make it true, right? Wrong! Show me from what work of his that quote … Continue reading

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Love, Kristen: Friday the Thirteenth

Triskaidekaphobia—the fear of the number thirteen—has been around for eons, dating back to the dark ages. If the number lands on a Friday, look out. It’s become a day for which to be paranoid of events that cannot be controlled. … Continue reading

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