A house is not a home without a gnome

When faced with a garden gnome, the common reaction is to raise your hands in horror and express an expression of disgust while wondering how anyone can bear to allow such a creature to remain in their backyard. On the other hand, we are told in good faith that southern Germany’s gnome population is approaching four million and when you […]

Twelve Step Recovery Progress Measurement

Sometimes I wonder what the source of direction is: a thought, a feeling, an inspiration, or a Higher Power of my understanding. Or they all merge seamlessly into one, in which case God is the managing director. I know that considering a topic for an Al-Anon meeting that I recently chaired led me to choose one of their slogans, namely, […]

Advantages of Rich Internet Applications

How would you characterize a Rich Internet Application (RIA)? and its value to end users? Rich Internet applications are interactive applications that can communicate over the Internet but have a rich user interface similar to desktop applications. In this context, Rich Internet Applications (RIA) combines the best of two worlds; the expansive reach of the Web with the richness of […]

Halloween Costume Ideas For Adults In 2010 – Cheap And Affordable Outfits For October

Halloween is almost here, which means millions of Americans will start to think of adult Halloween costume ideas. 2010 has been a very interesting year when it comes to Hollywood and the media. Some very big names keep popping up, including Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and many others. Another growing trend when it comes to 2010 Halloween costume […]

Why People Love Celebrity Photos

Many people don’t seem to get enough of everything to do with news, gossip, scandals, fashion, and the celebrity lifestyle, just to name a few. These are all captured by images of celebrities, whether the celebrities like it or not. Movie and TV stars have no way of escaping the prying eyes of the paparazzi. Every move celebrities make, even […]

Classic rock: the roar of the electric guitar

From the early saturated guitar sounds of Chuck Berry to the golden tones of Eddie Van Halen, classic rock guitars are a study unto themselves in the evolution of popular music through the decades. Naturally, amplification and technology have a say in the sounds that developed from the 60s to the 90s, but cataloging the elements that virtuous players like […]

The warm-up

Ever notice what some of these guys do before hitting live pitches? Some of these warm-ups can be interesting. Like Derek Jeter’s ritual. He walks into the batter’s box and then raises his right hand toward the home plate umpire calling for extra time to get ready to hit. He does this most of the time he hits. This is […]

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