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Financial Assistance Needed!

I have attended several charity events as a costumed character for several years, now!  As I recently have picked up several more hours worth of volunteer activities, I have lost some income from my job… which makes these trips even more expensive. It would mean a whole lot if you, my friends and readers could…… Continue reading Financial Assistance Needed!

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Self-Harm (The Meditations)

“If you didn’t cut in high school, you didn’t suffer through high school.” If I had a penny for the times I have heard the argument that drug use or the abuse of alcohol or cutting are the only forms of self-harm I would have enough money to pay for my book addiction. I was…… Continue reading Self-Harm (The Meditations)

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“The Beach Body” Time of Year… Again

Starting right about now, everyone starts talking about getting that “beach body.” This is rough on someone like me who really enjoys drawing and watching netflix (and pringles… and popcorn…) and also laments the fact that I don’t have a six-pack.  There are any number of pills, wraps, and fad diets that promise fast results.…… Continue reading “The Beach Body” Time of Year… Again

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Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)

We all have that one book.  That book that took us from one thing and changed us into something else.   That book that took the broken pieces and put them right.  Sometimes it is directly the story inside the book.  Sometimes it is just the first book you picked up after something terrible. I searched…… Continue reading Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)

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Time Travel/Adventure at its Best

Nick of Time by Ted Bell is one of the best underrated adventure stories for young(ish) readers.  It follows a young man and his sister as they travel through time avoiding Nazis as well as 16th century pirates. “A hero is merely a man never afraid of being called to heaven because he is certain…… Continue reading Time Travel/Adventure at its Best

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Tina Goldstein Wand: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I have wanted a Harry Potter-esqe wand since I first read The Sorcerer’s Stone in 2003.  Actually, I made one of my own (modeled after Hermione’s as well as an 11-year-old craftsperson with zero art skill can) a few years later.  When I was 12, my father made me a Time Turner.  These, unfortunately, have been lost…… Continue reading Tina Goldstein Wand: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them