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Brian Ransom

I Write Because

I write because there is story in me, in my parents, aunts, uncles, and in my people.

I write because there is story Navajo people have carried with them and were so shockingly shattered by that one C-word I refuse to say.

I write because I am Navajo.

I write because I have a penis.  I have a smooth and curve of creative expression and it feels like sexual frustration without writing.  It feels like wanting a cigarette without writing.  It feels like one bad hangover without writing.  It feels like digging your feet into snow-covered dirt out on the reservation without writing. I write not because I like pen to paper, but because I like word to mouth and mouth to penis and mouth to ice cream and word to ears and word to computed type on a MacBook Pro.

I write because my mom can’t tell me how…

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Malcolm Guite

The 16th of June is Bloomsday, the day on which Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses is set. I have never been in Dublin on the day itseld but here’s a sonnet remembering my first day in Dublin, in Bewley’s Oriental Coffee house, about to set off on one of the most significant adventures of my life.

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In Bewley’s 

I look up, hands around my coffee cup,
On Grafton street in Bewley’s coffee shop,
Blue Mountain, Java and Colombian
The labels are a journey on their own
Then the aroma as they’re ground by hand,
Beans broken open. Out of every land,
Separate savours float across this room
Of dark mahogany, to a softer bloom
Of stained glass windows, where I sit apart
Warming my hands, and waiting on my heart
To call me to…

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Mama Miyuki Easy Pantsy

Serves 2

I have a favorite takoyaki outlet “Gindaco”, the outlet offers various toppings like cheese and fish eggs/mentai, dashi, the original and many more. New taste are also provide once in a while. I tried making at home several times, my version was good but it hardly resemble my Gindaco outlet.  I tried a lot of recipe but focused more on  the batter. Then one day I visited once again to really taste a batch of takoyaki just to make sure what went wrong in my combination. It turned out that the sauce was the secret. Out of all recipes that I tried, this batter came closely enough, quite satisfactory. The sauce was more sweeter and caramelized compared to the pre-made bottled ones.

Takoyaki Batter:
1 ⅔ cup flour
2 ½ cup water
1 sachet dashi/fish stock
1 large egg
¾ cup chopped green onions

The fillings:
chopped boiled…

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The Jittery Goat

One of the first U.S. Olympic swimming stars was Johnny Weissmuller. He competed in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics.

In all, he won five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal (water polo), fifty-two United States National Championships, and set sixty-seven world records. He retired with an unbeaten Amateur record. In 1950, he was selected by the Associated Press as the greatest swimmer of the first half of the 20th Century.

Weissmuller was popular for his role as Tarzan in movies. There was no money to be made in swimming in those days. He did model for BVD.

What he lacked in acting skills he made up for in being able to wrestle lions, tigers, and alligators on the silver screen. Why Jane loved him I don’t know. He wasn’t a great conversationalist and his timing was poor. “Me Tarzan. You Jane.” That was pretty much it. But nobody could deliver the line…

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All The Best Tips About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a very serious condition and is much more than just snoring. Guitars For Sale Acoustic Electric Your breathing actually stops or is very shallow. Read on to see if you exhibit the signs of this serious affliction and learn what you can do to help you get a healthier night of sleep.

If you are considering using a CPAP machine to help with your sleep apnea, talk to your doctor about the best machine for you. You may also search manufacturers online for reviews from other patients to see which machine brand works best for them. Their reviews could help you find a machine that is right for you. Josh Groban Awake Album Info Use surgery as a last resort. Your doctor may claim that he can solve your apnea by doing surgery, but overall surgery rates are not as high as they should be. Surgery may help you, but it may not. Think carefully before deciding to go through with any surgery for your apnea. Avoid sleeping pills whenever possible. If you have sleep apnea, chances are high that you have turned to sleeping pills to get a good night’s sleep. This can be dangerous, as the sedation that helps you sleep can also keep you from waking yourself up when you stop breathing. If you must use a sleep aid, use the lowest possible dosage and use them sparingly.

Try to slim down. Sleep apnea is exacerbated and sometimes even caused by obesity. Try losing enough weight to shift your BMI from obese to just overweight or even healthy. People who have lost weight have improved their sleep apnea symptoms and some have even cured their sleep apnea completely. If a breathing device hasn’t solved your sleep apnea problems, then you may want to consider a dental device. There are a variety of types of these, but they can mostly be made by an orthodontist. They work by changing the shape of your mouth and throat while you sleep and removing obstructions. Once you get diagnosed with sleep apnea, get an official report from your doctor. Josh Groban In Concert Track List This document will come in handy if you have to prove to your employer that you have a health problem or if you travel and need to take your CPAP machine with you. Make copies of this document and keep them in a safe place.

Quit smoking. Smoking any kind of tobacco inflames all of your airways, which can make it more difficult for you to breathe at night. If you cannot stop altogether, work on cutting down throughout the day, particularly in the evening before you go to sleep. This will help your nasal passages to open so sleep is easier. Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music Lessons Anyone who suffers from sleep apnea should avoid using sleeping pills. It can be tempting to try to use them to help you sleep better, but these pills can relax your throat muscles and make your sleep apnea worse. They also have a number of other side effects that can be unpleasant. If you have think you might have sleep apnea or already suffer from snoring, try using some over the counter nasal strips. These small strips attach to your nose with adhesive, lifting open your nasal passages. If your sleep apnea is related to a nasal obstruction, the strips may improve the quality of your sleep.

As you have learned from the above article, sleep apnea is serious and needs to be treated. Twilight Saga Eclipse Soundtrack Download 13 Going On 30 Soundtrack 1 You have been given tips on what to look for and ideas what can help, but always check with a doctor first and foremost. You don’t want to try to treat this on your own. Soon, you will be sleeping more restfully.

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Bone-dry.  Athirst and parched, the land is burning.

Wildfire skims across a lake of forest, skipping along the ground like a rock on water.  It seeps, unconstrained, as spring floods do elsewhere.  It is furious and determined and cruel and stubborn.  Unstoppable, it is fueled and fed generously and runs unchecked until all is stripped and black and gone. 

It is fire born of the union of hotter temperatures and an arid winter and beetle-killed pine and overgrowth.  It is fire that ignores homes and lives, bullying those drawn by dreams to a place of beauty and risk, people who settled into hopeful and eager lives despite the outside chance of heartbreak.  It is fire that thumbs its nose at slithering development and challenges that view of progress.  It is fire that comes with fair warning and the admonition of cyclical drought that seems only to worsen. 

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