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Scribbles from a first time bikini competitor: 7 weeks out - The devil on my shoulder

Well I’m a day late with this post, but I assure you, it is with good reason. I was working on a different post that I had fully intended on sharing, but last night I changed my mind. 938 more words


Scribbles from a first time bikini competitor: 8 weeks out - The "a-ha!" moment

52 days.

That’s all that’s separating me from the stage. Looking at it as a number like this would have sent me into a panic any other week, but today, I feel clam. 878 more words


Scribbles from a first time bikini competitor: 9 weeks out - Trust the process

Gosh it feels like I have so much to update you all on!

Last week I took a break from this format to write about the… 1,092 more words


Posters! Posters! Posters!

This blog could alternately be called delays, delays, delays. Or, the best laid plans of pin ups and directors.

In any case, the film is moving ahead. 392 more words

Film Review: 'War of Lies'

In the lead-up to the Iraq War, defector Rafid Ahmed Alwan, aka “Curveball,” became an expert at telling his interrogators what they wanted to hear, ultimately supplying the “evidence” the George W. 899 more words


Scribbles from a first time bikini competitor: 11 weeks out - Don't quit, just be better.

Well I have 11 weeks left of this journey and as excited as I am to get to the finish line, I have to say, deciding to compete was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. 825 more words


The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam's educational program: a reflection


The education system: it is something that we all necessarily grow up with in the Netherlands from age of 5 to 16. However, ‘ninety percent of all children in the Netherlands enter primary school at the age of 4, and forty-nine percent has already been in child care, offering social activities for the preschool period’ (Aalsvoort, van der 20). 8,812 more words