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Advice & Companionship for Living in Style
Along the Path to an Increasingly Uncertain Future

Your grumpy old mansplainer DannyM. is here to answer vexing questions and offer advice that you never knew you needed. Is he highly knowledgeable, or just plain opinionated? (Yes.) And he’s a walking set of contradictions— a sommelier-turned-truck driver with a knack for solving puzzles and a love of language; an ardent anti-elitist who equally appreciates roadside barbecue and classic French cuisine. He is (somehow) a skeptical positive thinker who doesn’t automatically accept the official explanation of anything. Rather, he strives to examine every important issue from multiple perspectives and then arrive at his own conclusions.

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Redneck Ridge BBQ is an old photo, coloroized. It depicts a porch with 5 people on it, 1 of whom is out of place because it's Danny!
The Ca-Lo sign, an old style wooden billboard with a fish adorning the top. The sign says, "The Cayuga Lounge. Coctails * Dinner * Live Mustic" and an additinal smaller sign hanging from underneath says, "Where it's always 1971!"
Junction Hollow, a photo of a diner made out of an old converted rail car.

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"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth more than ten years’ mere study of books."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"If I am more Fortunate than others I need to build a longer table, not a taller fence."

- Tamlyn Tomita

"If you're not at the table, you might be on the menu."

- Way Too Many People

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