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Glenn Beck on August 28, 2010 – The antidote to speech is more speech

August 28, 2010

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Today, August 28, 2010, a television personality with little grasp of history, an alarmist who is prone to invoke half-remembered allusions to totalitarian debacles of the past, will stand again in this nation's capital and claim that the United State of American needs to "restore honor." Good for him.

You Can’t Buy a Coke or a Hotdog at the Goschenhoppen Folk Festival

August 14, 2010

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Two hundred years ago, German settlers needed to do more than chop wood and haul water to survive in rustic Pennsylvania. Self- sufficiency was made possible by a network of skills, such as gardening, animal husbandry, rope and tool making, and herbal healing. These are all authentically demonstrated at the festival, which takes place on the second Friday and Saturday of August each year.

Something Delicious

August 4, 2010

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Then something subtly gratifying happened. For a week, I had been silently grumbling to myself that children everywhere fail to appreciate what a mom or a surrogate mom does. She can wash the endless laundry, keep the house immaculate, put out fresh flowers, cook every meal from scratch and there will never be a thank you, and certainly no offer of assistance. What happened was that as I started to unload the dishwasher, Soo Bin took the clean glasses out and set them on the table. Woo Seung started to take an interest in the chicken and offered to stir it. Soo Bin turned back to the noodles, which were finally cooking somewhat properly, and seasoned them, and set them on the table. I handed her napkins and gently suggested that she continue setting the table. Woo Seung did take off to go play a game but watched with interest as I sautéed a yellow squash, a tomato, spinach and other vegetables. Soo Bin asked what the vegetables were called and put a bottle of limeade on the table. Suddenly, it seemed to me as a reward for my not having lost my cool, I existed in their eyes and they were actually appreciative for the fresh meal I was preparing.