Honest to Goodness

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If this phrase-idiom isn’t both Christian and southern, I don’t what to say to ‘y’all’! “a real honest-to-god live cowboy”; “had us a high old time”; “went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel” ((what the f*** is a fish wheel, seriously)) Colloquially, it is the preface to an exclamation. Instead of saying ‘Oh God!’ (or) ‘Oh my God!’, (oh G*d or Oh my G*d – if you are Jewish) -it is  both raw and without taking Jesus name in vain. I am neither church going or of this habit. I lean towards ‘mother f***’ truth be told, especially when driving. Maybe if I were making a pie and, ‘honest to goodness’ this fruit would be better than that fruit. 🙂 Every cliché has its place. What i love about it: It is literal. It isn’t just a … Read More

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Oh Whatever!

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It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means, lists! Best this, best that, movies, music, videos, gadgets, and apps, etc… They’re fun and often useless. The people which care about any one particular category already know what the top picks are, though; each of us stays attentive to what we are interested in throughout the whole year. I read the books i anticipated coming out. I downloaded the albums i was anxious for… Do you like ‘end of year’ list? One post which recently caught my attention was a survey done on the most hated word. I love the perfect precision of words. I love how they can sound similar but have entirely different meanings, like … Read More

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Past and Present

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I fear a number of our current politicians feel immune to history. When a situation isn’t directly affecting one, it is easy to compartmentalize. The future is messy… and the past is neat. It’s always like that. That’s because the people who chronicle the past are busy connecting the dots, editing what we remember and presenting a neat, coherent arc. We can publish the history of Roman Empire in 500 pages, but we’d need ten times that to contain a narrative of the noise in your head over the last hour. Even viral videos are easy to describe after they happen. But if these experts are so smart, how come they can never predict the next one?  via Seth Godin … Read More

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