Monthly Archives: May 2015

Victory Day, Bridging Ideological Divides And True Peace.


by Jerry Alatalo

aaa-23Alphabet In an ideal world where humanity had moved beyond ideological battles and worked together in oneness, leaders from every nation would have attended Victory Day in Moscow.  This year’s event marked the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazism in World War II and the Russian people gathered in large numbers to remember the 27 million Russians who died in that war. One of the main reasons for this post is to help set the historical record straight regarding the Russian role in defeating fascism during World War II, in particular as regards misperceptions in America, where many hold the erroneous position that Russians played little or no part in the victory.

First of all, the writer does not wish to take “sides” on the issue of who deserves more credit for the victory over Nazi Germany, because there really are no sides when seen from the standpoint of oneness. The focus is…

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Questions You Should NEVER Ask On A First Date

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

bad dateI’ve been seeing a lot of items posted on social media recently about the questions you need to ask on a first date, Modern Philosophers.

I’d like to share some of the research I’ve been doing since I’ve been back out there on the dating scene.

I’ve also compiled a list of first date questions, but since I like to put my own unique spin on things, my list is of queries you should NEVER make on a first date.

These are more like fourth or fifth date material, which would come in handy if I ever actually made it that far.

Maybe someday.  A guy can hope, right?

As always when I write a dating tips post, since I am a man who is interested in dating women, I will refer to the date with female pronouns for the sake of convenience.  There is no sexism intended.

These tips…

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the dancing professor

I learned earlier that a grad school colleague of mine got a tenure-track job this year at a fairly well-known public university in the south. I’m glad for her. I wouldn’t consider her a friend, necessarily, but we graduated together, and have suffered four years of a shit job market together. She’s spent the last four years at three different visiting positions in two different states.

(You can see why I have made some of my choices as I did.)

I went to her facebook page (I keep her blocked) (I keep a lot of people blocked… I don’t want people I actually want to keep up with pushed out by professional contacts I don’t like all that much but who post shit all the fucking time) and sure enough, she had a nice post about it, along with a picture of her with a bottle of champagne that she…

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