A Jamaican-Style Black Bean Recipe To Die For
Apr23

A Jamaican-Style Black Bean Recipe To Die For

Kiko’s House, my home blog, can now certainly be considered middle aged. After all, it has been eight and a half years since it toddled into the blogosphere. One of the things of which I am most proud is that on an average day nearly half of all visitors to the blog are as a result of Google searches for a particular topic of interest. The leading search topic by far is this post on the cancer epidemic in American Golden...

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The End Of Chris Christie’s National Ambitions & Other Musings In This Season Of Our Discontent
Apr21

The End Of Chris Christie’s National Ambitions & Other Musings In This Season Of Our Discontent

CHRIS CHRISTIE’S BRIDGE TO OBLIVION? In 2010, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie singlehandedly killed a planned $8.7 billion commuter train tunnel under the Hudson River that virtually everyone else believed would ensure the future health of the New York region’s economy. Christie argued that it was just too damned expensive for the frugal times in which he governed, an argument that held little water then and has now...

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Please Take A Moment To Meet Ashol-Pan
Apr16

Please Take A Moment To Meet Ashol-Pan

The next time you’re feeling chuff about that backyard barbeque you put together all by your lonesome, breaking 250 in league bowling, or that honor roll student child who you’re convinced is destined for an Ivy League school, please pause for a moment and take a brief trip to the other side of the planet to meet a girl by the name of Ashol-Pan. Ashol-Pan is a Kazakh who lives in western Mongolia. She may never go to a...

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The United States Of Cowardice: Still No Accountability For Torture Regime Perps
Apr10

The United States Of Cowardice: Still No Accountability For Torture Regime Perps

WE DO NOT TORTURE TERROR SUSPECTS ~ George Bush (November 7, 2005) Since 2007, I have written over 30 in-depth blog posts on what I term the Bush Torture Regime. Underpinning these posts have been a call for accountability for the men who used the 9/11 terror attacks not as a clarion call to affirm all that is right about America, but manipulated the so-called War on Terror into becoming a war on ideals and an excuse to abuse power...

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‘I Wake Up To The Sound Of Music . . . Speaking Words Of Wisdom, Let It Be’
Apr08

‘I Wake Up To The Sound Of Music . . . Speaking Words Of Wisdom, Let It Be’

Neither of my parents were particularly musical, although my father had a lovely singing voice and was a great whistler. My mother not so much. I vaguely recall big band music played on a staticy, low-fi AM radio when I was really little, but it wasn’t until we got an FM — a hulking Philco in a Bakelite case — that I became aware of the ability of music to transport me, especially vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, whom my...

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