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The Uncivilized Civil Bear


Anyone remember that 3 tech giants began providing testimony to Congress by court order earlier this week? As of midnight, November 5th, 2017, a check of my Twitter feed showed the most recent article on the matter had been shared a whopping 7 hours earlier. There was very little to be found aside from a… Continue reading The Uncivilized Civil Bear

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The Vampire Facial: An assault on science or simple race baiting?


Back in 2013, Kim Kardashian tried the newest trend in esthetics, or so it may have seemed. The Vampire Facial. The Spa world responded discreetly and quickly renamed the procedure "microneedling." Count on MTV to showcase this attempt at cultural stereotyping and shoddy science. 19 year old teen bathes in pigs blood to retain her 'youth'… Continue reading The Vampire Facial: An assault on science or simple race baiting?

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Conspiracy, Hacking and The Gothic


What is a conspiracy? There is more than one form of conspiracy according to epistemology, which is the branch of philosophy that deals with how we know what we know. Conspiracy (civil), an agreement between persons to deceive, mislead, or defraud others of their legal rights, or to gain an unfair advantage Conspiracy (criminal), an… Continue reading Conspiracy, Hacking and The Gothic

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Crowd Source Promotes Prostitution over a 14.7 Billion Dollar Spa Industry


Writers and Professional LMT's take note! I recently submitted a 200 word answer to a basic question in what I thought was a delicate and discreet way given that what CrowdSource asked for was worded in a way I found suspect as a Professional for both the taxonomy and language used to phrase the question.… Continue reading Crowd Source Promotes Prostitution over a 14.7 Billion Dollar Spa Industry

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“We don’t need to control him, we need to unleash him.” – Advisors to Agamemmnon in TROY


I recently had the misfortune to have a public argument over what academics call nit picking with a sacred cow of the Massage community. This is a snippet from the middle of a discussion that began in a professional group for massage educators on Facebook, followed recommendations to contacting industry authorities for more information and… Continue reading “We don’t need to control him, we need to unleash him.” – Advisors to Agamemmnon in TROY

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A Bit of History about General Wiliam Giles Harding Carter


 A Cock, scratching the ground for something to eat, turned up a Jewel that had by chance been dropped there. "Ho!" said he, "a fine thing you are, no doubt, and, had your owner found you, great would his joy have been. But for me, give me a single grain of corn before all the… Continue reading A Bit of History about General Wiliam Giles Harding Carter

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Christian fiction: Is it, or is it not, and Oxymoron: Or Which Witch is Which?


I am deeply upset about my previous post. It's written to my ex and his current/girlfriend/fiancée. I have never been this hateful in print....EVER. It's targeted. I insult and I compliment her, but the post is overflowing with examples of psychological abuse toward her. If I had to describe in my own words how I… Continue reading Christian fiction: Is it, or is it not, and Oxymoron: Or Which Witch is Which?