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Playing Juliet is perfect for middle grade drama fans!

Playing Juliet, by JoAnne Stewart Wetzel (Nov. 2015, Sky Pony Press), $15.99, ISBN: 9781634501835

Recommended for ages 9-14

Twelve year-old Beth wants nothing more than to be an actress. 341 more words

Tween Reads


I’ve always had a hard time sticking up for myself. Every boyfriend (and past employer) I’ve had has thought that we had the perfect relationship because I was always SO nice. 334 more words

Reflections Abroad: Nov.17-Nov. 21 (The End)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Sorry for getting this post out so late.

However, if there is anything I’m grateful for this year, it’s getting the opportunity to study abroad in Japan.   1,018 more words


Go it alone

Star light
Star bright
I've lost you in this cloudy night

You rescued me, made things alright
But now you're gone, and I must fight

The Year you Lost your Heart Playing Poker

Car rides where all you remember is cherry blossom

and your fathers voice. This is the year you exchange your last

milk teeth for love, the year when your molars change… 145 more words


Poetry Post: tomorrows are running dry.

We’re all haunted by the thought that we’re wasting our life.- Anonymous

He seems to forget his sheep,
when he’s too focused on finding a Sleep.

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Thanksgiving Truth

Thanksgiving (as we learn of it in school):

The pilgrims simply weren’t capable of surviving in the new world on their own. Fortunately for them, the Native Americans were there to feed them and take care of them and teach them what they needed to know in order to survive. 550 more words

Freedom & Responsibility