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bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Sep.05.2010
Tony Blair mentioned in his autobiography that when he was Prime Minister he drank a stiff whisky or a gin & tonic before dinner. Followed by a few glasses of wine at dinner, or maybe half a bottle, Tony admitted. ‘So not excessively excessive’, he concluded. I think it must have been just that...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Jun.23.2010
A friend of mine recently was working on something and she was truly jazzed about everything 2.0. Internet, democracy, capitalism; all the leaders of note were talking about the next thing, 2.0. They're realizing it's time to overhaul whatever it is that they do. Now, I think this is great, I'm all...
john-marquette's picture
Jun.09.2010
I recently put a very large smile on my 61-year-old sister-in-law's face when I called her and told her that her brother had left her $100,000.  She has a beautiful complexion already, with only a few crow's feet suggesting a lifetime under the Southern California sun.  When we went to the bank...
dale-estey's picture
May.08.2010
      Since I owe my life to Hitler (being a war-bride baby) I have a fascination for the man and what he did. I imagine I'd be intrigued regardless. Other individuals have changed the world, but few so drastically. He seems to be both a genius and knowledgeable is how to manipulate the...
nadine-galinsky-feldman's picture
Mar.04.2010
When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to get to the end of a story. Often I flipped to the last page to check the final words so I would know where the heck we were going. It didn't bother me to know, and often knowing the ending reassured me. Problem is, we can't do that with life. This morning my...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.29.2009
  Yup - Kafka is back in the courtroom (fitting, as he was a lawyer). Just as he requested that his manuscripts be destroyed by the one man whom he knew would not do it, so do some of these manuscripts remain in limbo. Now the courts have decreed that the matter of the manuscripts be resolved, or...
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Nov.20.2009
Oprah Winfrey announces that she will end her show in September  2011. She will speak about it today and it’s something that astonished me. Oprah is a wonderful woman who has made a difference in millions of people’s lives in United States and internationally. She inspired women who couldn’t find...
clinton-fein's picture
Aug.22.2009
In a soon-to-be-released book by Tom Ridge, Former Secretary of Homeland Security, "The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege . . . and How We Can Be Safe Again," (written with Larry Bloom and published by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press), Ridge reveals that on more...
darlene-arden's picture
Aug.12.2009
Once again The Red Room challenges its authors and members to blog on a specific topic. How interesting that they should choose "Heroes."  I've recently been lamenting the fact that there are no heroes today. Not in the sense that there were in the past, larger than life people who...
christopher-meeks's picture
Apr.21.2009
One of the great inspirations in my life was experimental animator Jules Engel, best known for his work on Disney's Fantasia and Bambi, as well helping develop Mr. Magoo and some of the first animated series on television, Gerald McBoing-Boing and Alvin and the Chipmunks. When I started at CalArts...