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Review: Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison

A former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner describes how her years inside the Playboy Mansion went from a fairytale of A-list celebrity parties to an oppressive regime of strict rules, scheduled sex, and a total loss of identity, so much so that she even contemplated suicide.

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I made it to the finish (#SFWApro)

Which is to say, I feel remarkably wiped out, but I put in my 40 hours and they were productive. So I’m knocking off.

I’m still online to finish up my list of time-travel movies by the end of October. 455 more words


Alexievich, the Nobel and Chernobyl

The Nobel committee did it again, caught me completely off guard.  The award for literature this year went to Svetlana Alexievich, and I was like… who?   465 more words

Cecile's Writers

Madonna Taught Me How to Dance

She told me it was a shame I started so late.

“You really are a natural.”

I tried not to cry because I actually believed her. 343 more words


John Diefenbaker: An Appointment With Destiny (22)

This is a book all about John Diefenbaker, a great prime minister in Canada. I learned so much about him in this book. I recommend the book to anyone who doesn’t know much about this important political figure in Canadian history. 224 more words


The Syrian Refugee Crisis

By Nicholas Ramsubick

“Unfortunately only when the poor enter the halls of the rich, do the rich notice that the poor exist.” (UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres) 822 more words


Famous Canadians from Alberta (21)

This is a wonderful book for the older child at heart. It discusses all the famous Canadians that came from Alberta. It was wonderful to see how beautiful Alberta would be the birthplace of so many GREATS!!!! 90 more words