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Shadow of massacre hangs over U.S.-backed university in Vietnam

Jun 29, 2016

Should a former Navy SEAL implicated in a massacre of civilians in a Vietnamese village be appointed to head a major American-sponsored university in that country? Fans of redemption narratives seem inspired by the recent appointment of former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey … Continue reading

Sweet Baked Life
Patriotic Puppy Chow

Jun 29, 2016
Patriotic Puppy Chow

Celebrate the Red, White & Blue with this Patriotic Puppy Chow! And be warned, this sweet chow is not for your dog — it’s for us, humans! Yeah! I know it’s a strange name, but let me tell you, one … Continue reading

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Crazy for Crust
Perfect Baked Chocolate Donuts {Glazed + Churro}

Jun 29, 2016
Perfect Baked Chocolate Donuts {Glazed + Churro}

If you’re in the mood for an easy donut recipe, this one is for you: the perfect Baked Chocolate Donuts, two ways: chocolate glazed and cinnamon sugar churro! I think that, subconsciously, my goal for summer is to win the #BestMom award. We are into week 4 of summer vacation now and Jordan has...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Enjoying a vintage Music in the Mountains’ concert this week

Enjoying a vintage Music in the Mountains’ concert this week

This year’s MIM SummerFest celebrates the group’s legacy and its future. It reflects Artistic Director Pete Nowlen’s talent for programming, combined with the support of an energized staff, board and volunteers. SummerFest includes 12 concerts in 13 days, ending on July 3 — an ambitious effort. The headliners include Don McLean and Judy Collins at...

Foods for the Soul
Zucchini Bread Protein Muffins

Jun 28, 2016
Zucchini Bread Protein Muffins

A healthy recipe for cozily spiced muffins full of grated zucchini & nearly 10g of protein. They’re perfectly tender and taste like they came straight from a bakery!     A few summers ago, I received a text from a good high school friend asking if I wanted to go to a San Francisco...

renegade mothering
Small pink vaginal speaker for in utero musical education. Because the world hates women.

Small pink vaginal speaker for in utero musical education. Because the world hates women.

They make some seriously ridiculous “parenting” products, but I have recently come across the winner of every WTF IS HAPPENING award ever made. Behold, the speaker you stick up your vagina so your baby has direct and uninterrupted access to music from your iPhone. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Let that one register. And no, no...

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MidLifeBloggers
Sigma Tau Alpha STS, the venerable Greek House

Jun 28, 2016

To be good at social media is to understand the marketplace, the machinations of the brands, and the way people's minds work. It's an equation that defies Ten Easy Steps and moves somewhere into the fine art of social psychology. I love it.

Sacramento Magazine
Eat Cheap: Vietnamese for Beginners

Jun 28, 2016


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Marc Valdez Weblog
Wedding and Reception For Honesty Leatham and Anthony Valdez – June 24, 2016

Jun 28, 2016
Wedding and Reception For Honesty Leatham and Anthony Valdez – June 24, 2016

The wedding was held at Calvary Chapel, Rio Rancho.Cousin Cynthia assists with lighting candles.The Pastor, and Cousin Anthony, the groom.The Pastor was a jovial, good-hearted fellow. I had to smile when he compared a good marriage to a strong JB Weld...

Marc Valdez Weblog
The Sad Loss of the Desert Sands

Jun 28, 2016
The Sad Loss of the Desert Sands

Everyone was horrified when the Desert Sands Motel burned down on May 24th. That motel was featured in 2007's "No Country For Old Men", which brought Javier Bardem an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. They arrested someone for arson, but the loss of a...

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