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Chapter XI From Ayn Rand’s “ANTHEM”

March 9, 2017

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In light of America’s current political climate and International Women’s Day, I wanted to share a four page excerpt from one of the most powerful female voices I’ve ever read. Ayn Rand’s “Anthem” paints the picture for us of a future dystopia where the powerful few have subjugated lower classes into a vocation-based caste system. […]

Finally, Self-Published

August 18, 2016

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In 2011, a 23 year old journalist named Anthony Nicaj left his home in Mineola, NY on foot pushing a stroller full of his belongings with the intention of walking across America. Along the way, he kept a collection of journals that described the beautiful, random, and mundane that came from the American highway with […]

Niter Qibbeh

December 18, 2013

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From Jessica Prentice’s Full Moon Feast (p. 117): Niter Qibbeh¬†(Ethiopian Spiced Ghee) Makes about two cups This classic cooking oil of Ethiopia is a great thing to use whenever you want to give something a more complex North African or Middle Eastern Flavor. It is also a primary ingredient (along with the spice mixture berebere) […]

“Inside the 1996 Everest Disaster”

November 23, 2010

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Pictured above: Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, the first-hand account of the catastrophic 1996 Everest expedition in which nearly ten climbers perished. The work provides an exhaustive account of the expedition and aims to clarify statements and inaccurate details that were hastily¬†published by adventure magazine Outside. The publication’s original intent was to portray […]