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I am a retired university instructor of English language and literature, having spent the bulk of my teaching career in Asia and the Middle East. Overseas teaching definitely has a shelf life, though, so I now work on a semi-retired basis as a freelance indexer. You don’t get rich doing that, but the lack of any bosses suits me well.

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What is your favorite hot sauce? I don't know how to spell it, but it starts with a c and is ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 21, 2019:
I like different hot sauces for different purposes, but my favorite just as something to spice up already-prepared food is called Scorned Woman. It's quite hot, but it has a unique flavor that comes from the use of several kinds of peppers. Don't get mad...get even!!! https://www.hotsauce.com/scorned-woman-hot-sauce/
One of my favorite foods to make is soups. It's so flexible. I love a good vegetable soup and ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 20, 2019:
My favorite soup is a southern stew, Brunswick stew. The main meat in it used to be squirrel, but these days it's chicken and possibly some pork added in. Vegetables vary but usually must include corn and lima/butter beans to be considered "authentic." It's often served along with pulled pork BBQ.
Several more visitors this morning. I was making my cup of coffee in the kitchen and one by one by ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Beautiful animals--just so long as it's not your garden they're munching on.
Any of you been to Mesa Verde? Driving down there next month and looking forward to a busy road ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
The year I wanted to go, it was closed because of forest fires. But I did get to Canyon de Chelly in northeastern Arizona then, only 150 miles or so southwest. The ruins are amazing, as is the geology of the canyon itself.
China Is Cutting Tariffs—For Everyone Else As Trump focuses on disruption, Beijing is evidently ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Soooo much winning!
Our Orlando Sentinel endorsement for president in 2020: Not Donald Trump | Editorial By ORLANDO ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Damn, that's brutal--and spot on!
Things are getting a little soggy in Orlando. What smells worse than a wet bigot? ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
If I believed in a more ordered universe, I'd say it was karma.
It's Rhubarb season all summer in Alaska - so I made my version of Rhubarb cobbler with Almond - ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Why did you use the different flours and stevia? Are you on the keto diet?
Who is the best guitarist? Feel free to add to the list.
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 18, 2019:
If I had to pick one, I suppose it would be Jimi. Fortunately, I don't have to.... :-)
Another "Jackie O?!" I don't think so.
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 16, 2019:
How delusional can one man or his lemming-like followers get??? Jackie Kennedy was a class act, and the whole tRump clan is like the Beverly Hillbillies.
7 Reasons I Hate Trump
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Only 7?
A lovely, touching sentiment on Father's Day from your favorite asshole....
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 16, 2019:
What a fucking shitheel. Not much more to be said than that--his unpresidential behavior just boggles the mind.
Anyone eat goat? I did a few years ago. Guy that lives by my dad raises them. Sells them for ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Had it during my six years in the UAE, and there's a local farmer who sometimes supplies the Indian restaurant in Richmond, KY, with it. It can be quite tasty there.
Why Trump won ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 13, 2019:
And the woman who wrote the emails couldn't be bothered to campaign in swing states that she ended up losing by very slim margins.
One of my favorite food sites is Village Food. It is from Southjern India ( I believe) and features...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 12, 2019:
I love Indian food, and I'm just branching out to the southern part. I'll be checking this site often, thanks for sharing.
Tree that was given by marcon as a symbol of friendship dies. The article is from msn. This is ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 10, 2019:
There couldn't be a more fitting symbol of the European/American relationship under tRump than that. If I were a tree, I'd also shrivel up and die--or maybe sprout legs and run as fast as I could if sitting there in front of that White House was my only alternative.
Smoky bacon cheddar quiche with a bit of fresh chives and basil from my daughter's herb garden. ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 10, 2019:
All I saw in the lead-in was "smoky bacon cheddar," and I was hooked. Is there a recipe?
Golf on your own dime act. Brilliant!
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 10, 2019:
Perhaps the following link explains it. I think it's a great idea, especially when the Offender-in-Chief campaigned on Obama's supposed golfing excess. But I guess it's OK if you're a Republican. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/walter-shaub-tump-golf-on-your-dime_n_5cfc4b2ee4b04e90f1ca69ea
"Boston’s ‘Straight Pride’ Parade Organizers Have Disturbing Far Right Wing Ties ... ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 8, 2019:
Will the parade look something like this?
I am really quite peeved. A (young) friend was supposed to show up for supper. I had made ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 6, 2019:
His loss, for sure.
Trump just a plant [facebook.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 6, 2019:
What, like a skunk cabbage? LOL
Tariffs on Mexico could cost America 400,000 jobs, a new report says [cnn.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 5, 2019:
So much winning!
He keeps the coloring books on Air Force One.
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 5, 2019:
As I said elsewhere, at least now there will be something to put in his "presidential" library.
Are you married to a believer?
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 5, 2019:
I was married to a woman who returned to the Catholic fold when she was dying of cancer. I totally understood her reasons for her doing so, but it made our last half year together difficult and uncomfortable when she would ask me if we would ever see each other again after her death. And then when she died, there was all the second guessing from her believing friends who thought I failed her spiritually and ushered in years of needless guilt. The group idea would have been helpful back then, but my current S.O. is a fellow atheist met on this site, so I have less of a need for the group now.
Ivanka is one daring bitch.
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 5, 2019:
Kevin Bacon wore it better. And he probably would have shot the douche.
Loving what everyone is posting! I did not see this one yet on here and it just made me laugh so ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 5, 2019:
You beat me to it!
Transgenders have heartbeats
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 4, 2019:
Yeah, but unless it's coming from a transgender fetus, it doesn't matter.
Trump is all insults and gripes as European trip begins -- until he meets the queen [msn.com] ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 3, 2019:
At least there will be one volume to put in the tRump Pr^sidential Library (sorry, can't bring myself to spell out "president" right next to his name).
The guy was always classy. [cheatsheet.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 3, 2019:
What an embarrassment.
Making him the laughingstock ... [sadanduseless.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 3, 2019:
He's a laughingstock no matter what size he is. But if these kinds of memes piss him off, have at it!
If the queen decides to ennoble Trump, he could be known as Baron (Barren) Wasteland, thats whats ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 3, 2019:
Nice wordplay!
I'm pulling up with a trailer..
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 3, 2019:
Much better than milkshakes!
The artwork of R. Crumb - who else had this album?
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 2, 2019:
I've possessed this album in all forms--vinyl, cassette, and CD.
Trump in the UK... [twitter.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Just ordered twenty of those balloons for my 4th of July party
Sure everyone is sick and tired of hearing that damn name, a substitute is needed! I suggest TDS if ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 2, 2019:
I kinda like "Spanky McBoneSpurs," "Spanky" for short. "Cheeto Pendejo" also works for me.
Good Morning My Fellow Hippies. It's Sunday. Sun trying to come out. It rained last night! Got a lot...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Trying hard to downsize with another person in the house now, but it's tough. My own crap piled up during the eight years after my wife's death, and I still have lots of her stuff that I need to finally deal with.
Trump says aircraft carriers are drsigned wrong, demands overhaul. The fuck he know about drsogning ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 2, 2019:
He probably knows as much about aircraft-carrier design as, say, fighting fires in medieval cathedrals in Paris.
Have a Happy Hippy Weekend My Friends. The sun is out and shining. Much to do around the house ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 1, 2019:
Going to the wedding of my favorite neo-hippy bartender. Once her squeaky clean relatives head back to eastern Kentucky, the party will begin.
I'm beginning to feel like the Grim Reaper! Roky Erickson 07-15-1947 05-31-2019 [youtube.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 1, 2019:
I already miss ya, man. One of my faves from those days, psychedelic rock pioneer and total acid casualty.
WHAT THE FUCK! I WANT OUT! [thehill.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on May 31, 2019:
When the chickens of tRump's trade wars really start coming home to roost big-time, that optimism about the economy will dry up. Dow is down 354 today because of the tariffs on Mexico, and when Chinese retaliatory measures--no more soybean purchases from us and possibly no more rare earths shipments to us for starters--kick in, our economy will feel it.
I'm an atheist but if the Buddhist's are correct, I hope Trump is reincarnated as a very poor, ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 31, 2019:
Reincarnation as a human being would actually be quite a step up for him....
Hanging in my living room... it's an original printing in mint condition from Wolfgang's Vault. ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 31, 2019:
I remember when a pack of Zig-Zags fell out of my jacket on a night out with a buddy, and my parents found them in the car the next day. You'd have thought the world had ended. LOL
Are you fading?
DharmaBum50 comments on May 30, 2019:
No kids, so no grandkids. I'm the ornery old hippie who tells kids to "get off my lawn" by blasting metal so loud they disappear of their own volition. Better to burn out than fade away.
Hide the USS John McCain! Don't upset the Orange Baffon. [cnn.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on May 30, 2019:
As if there will *ever* be a ship named after this asshat. But if there is, the USS *Cadet Bone Spurs* will probably look something like this:
Huh? Say what?
DharmaBum50 comments on May 29, 2019:
You know, as opposed to the standpoint of sand.
The New Yorker magazine has turned three of President Donald Trump’s biggest allies in the ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 29, 2019:
Including the tiny hands in that almost vagina-shaped position they often assume when he's sitting impatiently (i.e., while having to listen to somebody else). Perhaps the lap IS next for the shoe-shiners...
After everything if anyone still supports him they are either greedy and benefits from his tax cuts....
DharmaBum50 comments on May 29, 2019:
And never mind the Russian behind the curtain!
something for the Trump apologist.
DharmaBum50 comments on May 28, 2019:
Anti-intellectualism at its finest.
Hey Ted, you still smell like shit!
DharmaBum50 comments on May 28, 2019:
Chickenhawks R Us.
A recent Happy 73rd for this lady Cher. Say what you want about her but I've always admired her ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 27, 2019:
Me too, but I think Iggy Pop is playing the drums for my march. LOL
Old Iranian saying; What shall it profit a man if he owns half the hotels in the world yet looks ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 27, 2019:
From one of Rumi's *ghazals*? :-D
How to attack your opponent when you have absolutely nothing of substance to offer.
DharmaBum50 comments on May 27, 2019:
Not to mention the unpresidentiality of it all. Like teenagers lobbing insults at each other on their phones during math class.
Trump supporters
DharmaBum50 comments on May 27, 2019:
Love it that Putin is on the Foxaganda screen!
Does anybody else cook with beer? My favorite lazy BBQ is my rotisserie basket over hickory chips in...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 26, 2019:
Well, let's see--grilled brats steeped in beer, beer in chili, in carbonade flamande, in beer cheese, and in beer-can chicken come to mind just offhand. Pains me to part with it, though, when I could be drinking it. Oh wait, there's plenty more where that came from.
Does Trump think if he claims over and over again "the economy is the best ever" people will ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 26, 2019:
The American descent into oligarchy has been happening for a while now--the problems of income inequality listed here existed long before January, 2017. But he's speeding up that descent.
Think I will order a Thai Green Chili meal from Grub Hubfor dinner tonight. Any one else love Grub ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 26, 2019:
Gotta make my own Thai meals here, but thanks for the idea.
Travails of the ark
DharmaBum50 comments on May 25, 2019:
How exquisitely....
New Yorker cover titled 'The Shining' shows Graham, McConnell, Barr polishing Trump's shoes ©...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 24, 2019:
Another Barry Blitt masterpiece!
Since the people in this group don't like Trump I was thinking you wouldn't mind a chance to annoy ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 23, 2019:
Up to 66% non-supporting at 2:38 EST.
It's Karma y'all..
DharmaBum50 comments on May 22, 2019:
The irony couldn't possibly be more exquisite.
Texas is about to get a ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ law that legalizes anti-LGBTQ discrimination / LGBTQ ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 21, 2019:
I'd boycott them, but first I'd have to start going there.
Well, well. Look who's hearing the appeal. [huffpost.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on May 21, 2019:
How....
WWJD? here's your answer..
DharmaBum50 comments on May 20, 2019:
Hey! Where did you get that meme? LOL
I arrived in Las Vegas this afternoon and took a drive down the strip to see the sites. The stop ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 20, 2019:
An excellent photographic metaphor! The only improvement I can see is if the left-turn arrow had been green....
My son made this pecan pie for his climbing team get together tonight. He is quite the ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 19, 2019:
Looks good. Did it taste good?
Just when you thought you had plumbed the depths of human stupidity and thought "maybe things aren't...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 15, 2019:
All aboard for the Space Force! WOOOOO!
Old MacDonald had a farm, until Donald...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 15, 2019:
This is funny only if you figure Old MacDonald as a tRump supporter.
[jta.org] An 11 year old from Tennessee is sent to the principal's office for telling fellow ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 15, 2019:
It ain't just the South. https://santabarbara.adl.org/news/anti-semitic-incidents-highest-in-california/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/nyregion/anti-semitism-brooklyn-new-york.html
Hahahahahahahaha! Morons! 🤣 Trump’s not claiming executive power. He’s going for divine ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 15, 2019:
Yeah, he's a king for sure....
It's daily
DharmaBum50 comments on May 15, 2019:
That pretty much nails it!
Republicans are so predictable...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 14, 2019:
Yep. Posted the meme below on my Facebook page in November, 2016.
The New Testament is replete with statements telling the reader that discrimination is wrong. ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 13, 2019:
Problem is, evangelicals and other rightwing "Christians" are looking only at the Bible edition pictured below:
How Mikey celebrates...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 12, 2019:
Especially after a wonderful speech at Liberty "University." LOL
Has this guy ever looked in the mirror? Pot calling the kettle black?
DharmaBum50 comments on May 12, 2019:
Interesting that the tweet originates from somebody as rightwing nutjob as they come. An encouraging sign?
Rare photo ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 12, 2019:
Didn't have all that far to go to make that transformation...
War just ahead !?!
DharmaBum50 comments on May 11, 2019:
It's sure looking like it. All the saber-rattling, B-52s to Qatar, warnings to merchant traffic in the Gulf....
Ouch! Mayor @Pete Buttigieg responds to ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ slam that he is “Alfred E Neuman”...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 11, 2019:
I also appreciated the contrast of tRump attempting an insult with a Mad Magazine reference and Buttigieg responding with a Chinese proverb: "You can't get too worried about the name calling and the games he plays. I was thinking of a Chinese proverb that goes, when the wind changes, some people build walls and some people build windmills."
I have several favorite Chinese foods... Cashew Shrimp, Shrimp with Pea Pods, Shrimp Egg Foo Young, ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 11, 2019:
Kung Pao Chicken--extra peppers, please!
Count Bankruptula. So much winning!
DharmaBum50 comments on May 10, 2019:
Or is it a flasher in Central Park?
Old hippies don't die ✌❤
DharmaBum50 comments on May 10, 2019:
That's only if you have kids during your actual hippie years. I opted for The Road, myself.
Is American democracy on the brink? [cnn.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on May 9, 2019:
American democracy has looked more like an oligarchy for quite some time. But tRump has taken it to a whole new level with his blatant contempt and attempts to override the other two branches of government.
The loathing continues.
DharmaBum50 comments on May 8, 2019:
Yep, Mr. Transparency in action.
Sometimes its tempting to focus on just the one person - its easier mentally. But it takes a lot of...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 8, 2019:
Every one of the "people" pictured is a horror story in his/her own way.
Is this a win?
DharmaBum50 comments on May 8, 2019:
Gotta hand it to whoever's truck this is--he's putting the message out there! That truck is also going to get keyed like a sumbitch. Mine gets keyed just for having a "RESIST" sticker on it.
I need some input on this picture. WWTD?
DharmaBum50 comments on May 8, 2019:
Whose truck is this truck?
Not all who wander are lost. Agree/disagree?
DharmaBum50 comments on May 7, 2019:
This Kerouac quote just about sums it up: "There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars."
What's running through her mind...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 3, 2019:
"That's the fattest ass I've ever seen. EWWWW"
You've really got to question how.
DharmaBum50 comments on May 2, 2019:
Mostly the last one....
Happy Mayday my fellow hippies! Today and tomorrow are moving days for me and Dan. Using my SUV ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 1, 2019:
Happy Labor Day (in the rest of the world)!
My take on McDonalds chicken Mcnuggets and French fries... Only healthier... With freshly sliced ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 1, 2019:
Looks tasty. I've used roasted cumin before, but smoked cumin is a new one to me. Where did you find it?
Borowitz strikes again. This time on Trump's secret to youthfulness and vibrancy. ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Ah yes, both a physique and intellect, the likes of which are rarely seen....
Trump’s sleazy reelection campaign is stealing millions of his donors’ dollars for his — and ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
If this comes as a surprise to them, they weren't paying attention.
Just saying hi-been moving this week and end of next week. Be back Sunday.
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Hope it's going well. I'm in a moving situation this weekend, too, except I'm not the one doing the moving..
All in all you're just a prick with no wall. Please if you like this meme feel free to join ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
That's brilliant!
Donald Trump is a racist.
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
In addition to being white, Nick Bosa is also a vocal rightwing nutjob and tRump asskisser, so this is not surprising. Spanky loves his peanut gallery.
Generous friends with gardens rock my world! We've been helping them use up an explosion of fresh ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I think it was a tomato/basil/mozzarella salad with balsamic dressing. The garden tomatoes really make that dish. (Of course, that was late last summer.)
It's friggin true!
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Yes, BIGLY inferior. The contrast could not be starker.
What an awesome picture.
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 26, 2019:
When I was a Duke student back in the 70s, there was a pub in the student union called the Hideaway. This was back in the days when bars could play records without the music unions getting all pissy about it. The Hideaway had two albums--"The Dark Side of the Moon" and "Wish You Were Here." When one reached the end, they'd put on the other one. Over forty years later, I still can't listen to either one. LOL
Supper last night: drunken noodles! These contained rice noodles, which had to be soaked in HOT ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Drunken anything piques my interest, but this looks tasty even with the lack of much to get drunk on. If I fix this, the cook will remedy that lack. LOL
"What could possibly go wrong?" Timmy Turner
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 25, 2019:
If the Democrats go with him, I will be convinced of their insanity--if not clinical, then according to Einstein's definition.

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