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Freedom

What is freedom? Where does freedom end? How free am I to do what I want? Is it that society restricts me? What is your definition of freedom? Related articles Freedom of information trumps academic freedom – San Francisco Examiner (nsrtk.blogspot.com) We Remember You.. Thank You For your Service (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com) Freedom…. (buffalohairarchivesblog.wordpress.com) Freedom of information […]

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Get Off My Lawn!

    “Our temperaments differ in capacity of heat, or we boil at different degrees. One man is brought to the boiling point by the excitement of conversation in the parlor. The waters, of course, are not very deep.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Eloquence[1]) What happens when two different forces meet? Do they blend, or do they […]

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Bira-bira Kanzashi

Bira-bira kanzashi is a type of traditional Japanese hair ornament worn nowadays mostly by maiko (apprentice geisha), oiran and tayuu impersonators and other women embracing the traditional ways and have hair long enough to pin the bira-bira, or just a smaller one for short hair. Bira-bira can be stylish (and dangling) addition to your outfit, […]

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Hawaiian Volunteering Opportunity

I am talking about a site I found some time ago when I had a Hawaii infatuation about something I never thought existed: the Hawaiian royal palace, ‘Iolani Palace.Throughout its history, Hawaii was first a democratized tribal society, then turned into a monarchy until the U.S.A. forcibly (no pun intended, I’m just stating historical facts, […]

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