Tom Lucas Returns to the Surreal Sermons Podcast

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Happy Memorial Day.


Just laying low today? Relaxing? Searing the flesh of tasty dead animals?

Why not kick back and listen to the latest episode of THE bizarro fiction podcast, Surreal Sermons?

Host Jeremy Maddux​ invited me back to chat about the struggle to sell books but the conversation took a turn when I talked about almost dying and my recent experience with a rift in the time-space continuum. TRUE STORY.

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Livescribe 3 review


Livescribe 3 Smartpen 

As a writer, I find myself writing something here, jotting some notes over there, just basically writing on anything that is on hand. Then I have to remember where I jotted my notes down and decide on whether or not I want to make a digital copy of them for my digital archives. I am sure that I am not the only one that goes through those mental excursions (what, I am? Hm…) Well, I had accepted my fate of just having to write everything down and then typing it up when I had time until I got an email from the uber friendly people over at Livescribe. They informed me that their Livescribe 3 software was coming to Android and that it would be released soon. That was all I needed to hear to know that I had to try it out for myself. So, without…

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Why won’t Big Pharma ever cure cancer? They reaped $100 billion on cancer drugs in 2014


Critics of modern medicine have been particularly cynical when it comes to how serious thecancer industry and medical science are in finding cures for some diseases, especially those which generate billions of dollars in profits annually for drug makers.

In 2012 alone, for instance, Americans spent $325.8 billion on medications, and that was a year when medication spending declined for the first time in decades.

Spending on cold and flu medications runs into the billions each year; so, too, does spending on cancer — both illnesses that some see as too lucrative to cure.

And now it seems that More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money


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Conference-record 5 teams in NCAA Tournament field

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The 2015 season began with Baseball America and D1Baseball each predicting four Big Ten teams to reach the NCAA Tournament. An expected banner season, the Big Ten exceeded all expectations.

Led by Illinois, the No. 6 tournament national seed making a third consecutive year with a Big Ten program hosting a regional, five Big Ten teams will play in an NCAA regional, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland and Michigan joining the conference champion Illini. Five teams nearly doubles the Big Ten’s best prior output when the conference sent three teams into the field of 64 in 1999, 2000 and 2007.

Now the road to Omaha begins, the five teams looking to reach the College World Series, to play for a national championship. The last Big Ten team to play in the College World Series was Indiana in 2013, the Hoosiers ending a 30-season dry spell for the conference, Michigan in 1984 the last…

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Parent Community Situations Vacant

South Morningside Parent Council

We have some vacancies that we’re looking to fill. You don’t need to be a current member of the parent council. If you’re interested, or if you know someone who is, please get in touch with Craig at

Clubs Co-ordinator

Key responsibility is to act as the central contact point for clubs at the school. Some seasonal activity (e.g. doing the room bookings “lets” in the summer term, ensuring all clubs have completed their start-up forms in August/September.

PVG Signatory

A small number of people act as PVG administrators for SMPC. They check the forms, review proof of ID and submit information to Disclosure Scotland. It’s an administrative task, which is time consuming. As such, it would be good if we could spread the load. No specific skills required, but one aspect of the role is meeting parents to review their ID documents, so someone who was around…

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FAI Pay Respects To Bill O’Herlihy

Irish News Review


The Football Association of Ireland have paid their respects to Bill O’Herlihy, who passed away last night aged 76.

The popular presenter was a household name for decades for his work on RTE’s football coverage since the early 1970s.

During his time with RTE, he covered ten World Cups and ten Olympic Games before retiring last Summer.

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