Archives : Mar-2016

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Have you ever heard that sharks have to keep swimming or they’ll die? Turns out, it’s not necessarily true. It depends on the species of shark. Some are equipped, anatomically, to move water through their gills when holding still orRead More

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I really don’t do sick well. When I was a kid I would take my blanket and pillow and lie on the floor between my family and the tv and moan. Yeah, a little melodramatic. But it stinks when you’reRead More

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I don’t usually feel like I’m in competition with people around me. I think that’s partially because I’m confident in my awesomeness. Though it probably has a little to do with laziness, too; If I tried harder I could beRead More

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Phobia: A strong, irrational fear of something that poses no real threat or danger. I take umbrage at the use of the word “irrational.” Take the fear of clowns (You might not want to click through on that link ifRead More

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I heard a song on the radio the other day that I like but take issue with. It’s “Stone by Stone” by Blue Moon Rising. It’s a bluegrass song about a girl named Jenny, or rather, this guy’s “love” forRead More

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Okay, so the Bard’s phrase was a little different, but I’m willing to bet more people have had to choose whether to get to work now or to put it off a little bit longer than have contemplated discontinuing theirRead More

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I’m proud of my friends who actually get their poems published, even whole books of poetry published. Pride is a funny thing to feel since it suggests some sort of ownership, like I had anything to do with their success.Read More

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I am an introvert, sort of. No one really believes me when I say it because I don’t act introverted. Actually, any personality test I’ve taken has me firmly on the intro-/extrovert fence. I like being alone. I like beingRead More

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“Write what you know.” What if you don’t want to follow that sage tidbit? What if you want to know more? What if you know exactly what you need to know to write? Well, I’m a librarian, so my answerRead More

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I hated writing poetry as a kid, mostly because I seem to lack the ability to rhyme or the sense of rhythm that other people agree upon. The rhythm? I really don’t know what my problem is. I never seemRead More