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#21: Starting from Paumanok

Happy New Year, friends! (Even though we are already halfway through January – how is that possible?) I have been in the midsts of a busy tax season & new semester at school, so things have been hectic, to say the least. 441 more words

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Far from the Madding Crowd - what's in a name

The protagonist of Thomas Hardy’s classic, Far from the Madding Crowd, is the beautiful and sharp Bathsheba Everdene.

She is named after Bathsheba from the Bible – the wife of first Uriah and then of King David, and mother of Solomon the wise. 408 more words

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iZombie Part II - The Comic

In my last update, I outlined the many reasons I think you should be watching the CW’s iZombie series. Since he knows how much I like the show, for Christmas Mr. 809 more words

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1Q84 - brief cult comparisons

Aomame, one of Murkami’s protagonists in 1Q84, notices slight differences between the world she is in and the world she knew; one of those differences is the existence of a religious cult, Sakigake (“pioneer” or “pathfinder”). 165 more words

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Current Book I'm Reading

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share a book that I am currently reading. It is thought provoking. It makes you question the way you view your life and what really matters. 141 more words


Human Trafficking and a Dress

When I first heard about Dressember I was skeptical…I even laughed. “How can wearing a dress stop human trafficking?” I asked. Quickly, however, I had a change of heart. 592 more words

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Why do we sing in church?

Is it because it’s fun? Because it’s tradition? Because it feels good?

It may be all of these things for some of us, but this is not… 229 more words

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