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The Heroes We Need

All image credit goes to the creators of the respective films or franchises that own them! Wonder Woman is owned by Detective Comics.  Doctor Who is owned by the BBC. Respective Game of Thrones characters are owned by HBO and George R. R. Martin. The Wonder Woman: Dawn of Justice movie was everything I could…… Continue reading The Heroes We Need

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Color Me Carrie

As a young child, I was awkward.  Not at all like any of the princesses or any of the other girls who were dainty and ladylike.  I was too tall, too thin, too athletic, too smart, too interested in “strange” things.  I remember being very young and hating how I looked and how my behavior…… Continue reading Color Me Carrie

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Seeker by Arwen Elys Davis: A Bibliophile’s Review

Before I get into this, it must be noted that I am a harsh critic when it comes to literature.  I have spent the vast majority of my life reading and developing my own tastes in the very foundations of every genre.  This does become a bit of a issue when faced with reviewing books…… Continue reading Seeker by Arwen Elys Davis: A Bibliophile’s Review

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The Opening Line is the Hardest: Or, What I Learned Writing the First Draft of My Novel

It is a long story – my journey to writing this, the first draft of Book of Zedrick (I do have a copyright on this FYI…).  It started, plainly, when I came to the realization that I was suffering from book fatigue. Book fatigue is the name I put to: when you, a reader, search and…… Continue reading The Opening Line is the Hardest: Or, What I Learned Writing the First Draft of My Novel

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Thomas Jefferson is not my favorite President… anymore…

#betrayal As I entered the land of the Internet this morning, an article about Thomas Jefferson and food popped up.  As a foodie (and because Thomas Jefferson…duh) I felt obligated to read this article. This was obviously was some extreme (I don’t even know where the political parties stand anymore, so, I can’t say which side…… Continue reading Thomas Jefferson is not my favorite President… anymore…

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Day 1 of Giving up Facebook’s Mobile App

Yesterday, I deleted the Facebook app from my phone. I have found I spend way too much time on facebook anyway, but that the mobile app enables me to spend even more time… wasting my time. So far, I have still picked up my phone more than 6 times (the habit is a time-waster) with…… Continue reading Day 1 of Giving up Facebook’s Mobile App

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Me

Let me talk about me for a moment. I usually avoid the topic of Me as I’ve learned to hide myself behind layers and layers of protection. It is difficult to find me (though I seem so obviously and painfully available and open). It is a long path across a tropical island full of distractions…… Continue reading Me