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Crazy Salad: new and old views

Helen being chosen found life flat and dull
And later had much trouble from a fool,
While that great Queen, that rose out of the spray,

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Learned from Jules Verne: A successful hero knows when to cry

Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne is a 19th century adventure novel. It’s less well-known than Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea or A Journey to the Center of the Earth… 691 more words


Five Fascinating Facts about J. M. Barrie

Interesting facts about a much-loved writer

1. He was the first writer to kill off Sherlock Holmes. Before Conan Doyle ‘killed off’ Sherlock Holmes in ‘The Final Problem’ (1893), his friend (and fellow Scotsman) J. 503 more words


Bitter and sweet - my favourite way of eating sweet potato fries - a quick recipe

With sweet potato fries, it is usually love on the first bite. Preparing them is a bit of an art though. Don’t get me wrong, in fact, it is pretty simple, you just cook or bake the potatoes for a short time, fry them in oil, and put some chillie powder above them. 359 more words


Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser


Goodreads: Sister Carrie
Series: None
Source: Purchased
Published: 1900


When young Carrie moves to Chicago to live with her sister and brother-and-law, she’s hoping to find a job, make a little money, and eventually save up to really enjoy the luxuries of city life.   458 more words


Benefit for Madera Elementary: The Goonies

See the Goonies and support Madera Elementary on May 14 at 10:00 a.m.!

On Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. Rialto Cinemas Cerrito will show The Goonies as a benefit fundraiser for Madera Elementary School. 136 more words