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104 Redneck Baby Names for the Bogan In All of Us

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I know it’s quite difficult to think of a name for a newborn baby. Because sometimes, we want it to be unique, or classy. We also want it, sometimes, to be just the perfect name that reflects our patriotism and our love of the land….. There is a bit of redneck in all of us (even if you don’t want to admit it)….  What do you think of these names! PS: Can you pick the books or movies the stories come from? Girl’s Redneck Baby Names via etsy.com Amber Amber is a fossilised tree resin that became popular as a...

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Poetry Can Change the World

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Can poetry change the world? Just ask Andrei Voznesensky, a Russian rock-star poet who sold out stadiums for his poetry readings in the 1960s. Yes. Stadiums. Voznesensky said, “If you want to change the world’s spirit, I will suggest that only poetry can do this.” Poetry Is Play Poetry, for the most part, is playful, intuitive. If not ‘fun’ exactly, it’s fun-adjacent. It’s hard to imagine a single poem changing the world, but I’ve often thought the world changes every day, all the time, in big and small ways. Haven’t we all read a poem or a line that struck...

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Does Love Forgive?: interview with the authors

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Does Love Forgive? is a collection of two special scenarios for Call of Cthulhu for one Keeper and one player that we launched at Gen Con Online earlier this month. Great for a fun evening of gaming for two people. And perfect if you're currently in lockdown or socially isolating with a friend or loved one.Here we speak with co-authors Anna Maria Mazur and Airis Kamińska. They wrote the original scenarios in Polish, which were originally published by our friends Black Monk Games. Lynne Hardy, Chaosium's associate editor for Call of Cthulhu, worked with Anna Maria and Airis on the English language...

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Inside the latest luxury lifestyle hotel in Mayfair, London

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Hotel Designs Inside the latest luxury lifestyle hotel in Mayfair, London Inside the latest luxury lifestyle hotel in Mayfair, London From the people who brought us the renowned Cliveden House and Chewton Glen comes The Mayfair Townhouse is slated to open this Autumn… Curious, engaging and witty, The Mayfair Townhouse is said to deliver the unexpected and redefines what it means to be a London hotel – think  Oscar Wilde meets Alice in Wonderland. Part of Iconic Luxury Hotels, this will be the fifth property in the portfolio, but promises to offer a new unexpected personality from what the brand...

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Parents must be allowed to pick their poison this school year

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The usual debates in education circles aren't helping right now. These conversations — about school choice and vouchers and equity, public vs. private vs. charter vs. home, standardized testing and screen time and district residency rules and teachers' unions — can't be suspended as COVID-19 spikes around the country ahead of the start of the fall semester. But in their status quo version, such debates are distorting the more pressing matter of getting through this hell year. It won't work to shoehorn discussion of this semester into our normal policy frameworks. Perhaps instead of sticking to those ordinary patterns, we...

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