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Board games, PS4 video games, films are a few of things that monopolize Ria's world when not hiding behind a keyboard.

What Star Wars Means to Me

My Father, Dad, had three loves movies, sports and frugality. During the warmer months, we would go to the drive-in movies. One of his favorites was Shankweiler’s where I remember watching “Bambi” and my first memory of that theater was … Continue reading »

Suggestions To Fix The US Government

The largest piece of tax anyone should pay is the “Local Tax”, then “State Tax” and final “Federal Tax”. It is not the current system. Currently the “Federal” taxes and various federal agencies decide how much “State” and “Local” is … Continue reading »

Beachheads Members Dangerous to Democracy

While hundreds of lifelong Federal employees are handed pink slips Trump’s administration” is filling it with Beachhead Member. “Beachhead members will get badges just like any other federal employee and begin to take over the agencies,” said Max Stier, president … Continue reading »

OJ Simpson Elected Trump

Before OJ Simpson trial fads, music, books, news and even basic culture moved at the speed of years.  Something simple as popular music traveled from the coasts towards the rest of the continental United States took a few years. I … Continue reading »

Svengoolie is the New Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple was not just any movie star; was all the rage through the depression.  Miss Shirley Temple was more popular than William Powell, Carole Lombard and Joan Crawford. Why? The Great Depression that audiences flooded the cinema by the … Continue reading »

Mary Richards Almost Was a Divorcée

When the creative team behind The Mary Tyler Moore Show was originally brainstorming the concept, they envisioned Mary Richards as a recently divorced 30-year-old who had moved to a new apartment and needed to find a job after her husband had left … Continue reading »

I Was Raised To Be A Bigot

My mother raised me to be a submissive, uneducated, ignorant, bigoted female. I was not allowed to have friends, unless they held the same doctrinal beliefs. My mother and her friends openly condemned those who did not have our beliefs. … Continue reading »

Sex in the City and 2016 US Elections

What does the television show “Sex and the City” have in common with the 2016 US Presidential Election? “Sex and the City” is a series which follows sex columnist, Carrie Bradshaw, and her three friends — Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda — … Continue reading »

A Pitch for to Use LGBTPQ

LGBT or GLBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s. Activists believed that the term gay community did not … Continue reading »

Good God Get a Grip Goodman

John Goodman, “She [Kristen Wiig] was talking to somebody else, and I was just – I think she’s so great, and the social barriers broke down and I interrupted the conversation. “… and she goes, ‘yeah, I’ll talk to you … Continue reading »

The Greek 20 Sided Dice

In ancient Greece, board games where very popular, especially among the philosophers and their pupils. Plato once said “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation”. the Acropolis of Athens … Continue reading »