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A Day In the Life: Never take a cat to the drive-in

Here is another post from my A Day in the Life Series about growing up with a mom who had paranoid schizophrenia.

To celebrate this hot summer day, my favorite time of year, this post is about some of the great times we had in those carefree months of the year when school was out and our thoughts shifted to fireflies and back flips off the diving board. 399 more words

Mental Health Topics

Writer's Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #312, Theme: Dead

Because the Writer’s Digest Poem-a-Day challenge in April was so enjoyable, I decided to participate in the Wednesday Poetry Prompt challenges, as well, partly because I don’t always have an idea for a new blog post, and who doesn’t love poetry?  843 more words

Writing

Domoic Acid: The Amnesic Shellfish Toxin that...what was I saying?

I love my readers. You’re a smart group of people that likes the same things I do: poisons, toxins, science, chemistry, crime, history, and all of the above mixed into a casserole. 1,147 more words

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Video: This English Bay crow will not be denied his slice of pepperoni

A Vancouver crow took a break from dive-bombing the city’s citizens this weekend to make an appearance in an inspiring YouTube video.

The video, titled Crow vs. 130 more words

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Just Shoot Me Now: Michael Bay Remaking The Birds

I don’t know who thought this was a good idea, but The Guardian reports that Michael Bay is doing a remake of the Hitchcock classic,  87 more words

News

Jurassic World Takeover

YEP YEP – Jurassic World is undeniably entertaining.

It is also set to become the fastest film ever to reach $1B in global box office receipts. 286 more words

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Urban Sprawl is for the Birds

5 October 2014

Celestino Deleyto’s essay “Focalisation in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds” emphasizes focalization due to camera angle. For the most part, Deleyto uses focalization as synonymous with point of view shots. 1,297 more words

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