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Randee Dawn

Journalist | Author | Storyteller

Archive for July 2008

172 Days (and counting)

I put this here as a bookmarking reminder. Because it's quite possible that in the next 172 days it will suddenly appear as if Iran has done something heinous to: – Our Country– Our Way of Life– Our Boys– Etc. And the media will jump all over it and go "yes, sir!" when suddenly our…

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What he said

Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The chance won't come again And don't speak too soon For the wheel's still in spin And there's no tellin' who That it's namin'. For the loser now Will be later to win For the times they are a-changin'. And none…

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“The hair down there”

Now, I know that the stripper-ization of the nation has gone on for a while now. There's been the "The Girls Next Door," stripper pole toy, and the — um, reshaping of certain areas into fun shapes (with an exact-o knife?? — link possibly NSFW) — but I guess I didn't see them as previews…

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Over the moon, under the influence

Sunburnt in Ft. Lee Ah, it's been a busy two weeks, I tell you. I may have missed an astronaut dropping the cosmic bomb that interstellar life has visited Earth, but I was deeply engrossed in a different form of "Lunacy" altogether — that being the name of the "Law & Order: SVU" script being…

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Good to sweat together

Got up early on Saturday, met up with some total strangers (from a hiking group organized at and drove out to the New Jersey/New York border for a sweaty day of hiking! At the top 'Course, it wasn't anything like the Colorado trip I took around this time last year, though there were similarities.…

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Ya spins the wheel, ya takes your chances

The view from a broad So, Las Vegas was Las Vegas. Or, as the hipsters and kids say, Vegas was Vegas. We went to treat Mom to a Bette Midler show — she's been the fan of fans for decades, and when my brother and I were in elementary school she yanked us out one…

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