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And Yellow Flows the Donald

Risa Aratyr @ July 20, 2018 # 6 Comments

Of course Mr. Tangerine Man flat refuses to admit Russia f*cked with our election.  Admitting they f*cked with it is tantamount to admitting he didn’t win it.  It’s admitting he is where he is because he invited a hostile foreign nation to pull a fast one on the whole US of A.  It’s copping to […]

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Kassandra and Me

Risa Aratyr @ June 29, 2018 # 10 Comments

A sweet few of you have wondered why I haven’t been blogging lately. I haven’t been blogging because we’re at a point where talking about anything except the spiraling nose-dive of American democracy is pointless, irrelevant, and a disservice to all those already suffering mightily under #45’s reign . . . and because I don’t […]

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We the People

Risa Aratyr @ January 31, 2018 # 10 Comments

That we have our founding fathers to thank for the pithy phrase above is ample proof that the word-trio is not as inclusive as it might appear. The founding fathers were a small coterie of white guys.  Almost to a man they were Christian, well-educated, owned property and/or businesses, and had served in the Continental […]

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Riding the Rails – The Final Chapter

Risa Aratyr @ November 19, 2017 # 4 Comments

Once on-board the Victoria Clipper, we were homeward bound. After another brief, but comfortable night at Castle Whiteside Airbnb, we headed to Seattle’s rather grim-looking King Street Station to catch the Coast Starlight. One of the Starlight’s many stops is Martinez, California – a town not far from Sonoma.  Yet, for reasons that shall forever […]

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O, Canada

Risa Aratyr @ October 30, 2017 # One Comment

All I really needed from Seattle was a comfortable bed.  I got that (super-comfy King-size, tons of pillows) and more.  As we arrived late and had to leave early, we weren’t there long enough to enjoy most of Castle Whiteside’s comforts and amenities, but I did test out our room’s full-stretch, mini-swimming-pool tub and plush, […]

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