Originally posted 2016-03-13 17:00:00. I was out shopping last night with one of my best girlfriends. She made a comment to me that at one time made me feel bittersweet. “I can by my full crazy self with you.” This made me happy because it means she’s comfortable enough that she’s not afraid of hiding…

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Originally posted 2016-03-11 12:00:13. A runway carves down the stairs and out into the arena where the captive audience waits. Behind the scenes, a flurry of activity unfolds as clothing is draped, assessed, and claimed. “Where’s my blue barrett?” A girl’s voice shrieks until the item is found among other accessories. It is the big…

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Originally posted 2016-02-19 12:00:48.   Memories of Hope ♦ A   belief   in   the   future,   visions  of   life a   promise   of  dreams,  love,  and  family preserved in the bonds of husband and wife within   the     strong     walls     of     stability ♦ A dream of giggles…

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Originally posted 2016-02-14 08:00:24. “What are you giving up for Lent?” How many times have I heard this in my Christian life- probably every year since I was five (give or take college years).  As a kid, I wanted to say “I’m giving up homework!” “I’m giving up candy!” or “I’m giving up my N64.”…

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Originally posted 2016-02-12 12:00:31. The peace found in a steaming cup of herbal tea on a midwinter morning simply can’t be matched. Cara took the cup in her hands, melting icicles back into fingers as she admired the snow-covered trees from the safety of her kitchen. Snow brought back silent memories as it fell, and…

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Originally posted 2016-01-29 12:00:52. Where was I? Why me specifically? You can ask anyone over the age of 20, and they’ll tell you where they were the day Yellowstone opened the gates of Hell. But, since you asked politely and seem too young to remember yourself, I’ll tell you. I was sitting in the pub…

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Originally posted 2016-01-01 12:30:48. Previously published here! Now brought to you via podcast reading. Enjoy! Listen to the show here: Direct Download or Site link Or follow the Geeks and Geeklets podcast network on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting sites!

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Originally posted 2015-12-30 12:00:16. As a science teacher, my kids absolutely believe that I am a geek, that I play copious amounts of video games, that I know pretty much everything about the world, (you don’t want to know how much time I spent talking about the stupid black/blue or white/gold dress!!) and that “The Element Song”…

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Originally posted 2015-12-23 17:00:34. For this month’s Books and Cupcakes, we’re focusing on Children’s books. Today’s topic is “I can Relate” and my choice for this one is… Before you think I hate Christmas, the whole Christmas season, please sit back and allow me to reason. I memorized this book at a very young age,…

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Originally posted 2015-12-18 20:00:57. For this day of Books and Cupcakes, I considered what it meant to be winter. Snow, cold, curled up in blankets drinking hot cocoa, snow days, ice, cookies… all of these things (except snow and cold) are pretty delightful. But when I looked at my childhood books, there were few ‘winter’…

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Originally posted 2015-12-18 12:00:21. By Misty ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ‘ Author’s Note: I decided to try something a bit different and write a story as a series of text messages. It was both fun and challenging! I hope you enjoyed it 🙂

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Originally posted 2015-12-16 20:00:09. For this month’s challenge from Books and Cupcakes, we’re focusing on Children’s books, and some of my earliest literary memories as a kid involve this story: From the infamous opening line: “Marley was dead to begin with.” to the closing: “And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!”…

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Originally posted 2015-12-13 08:00:34. Books and Cupcakes  Book Photo Challenge! We are focusing on Children’s books this month, and this was probably one of the most influential books I read as a kid. Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell   The topic today is Fav Character Name. The protagonist of this story is…

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Originally posted 2015-12-12 20:00:37. Hello and welcome to day 12 of the  Books and Cupcakes  Photo Book Challenge!  This is a month we are focusing on children’s books!   For those unfamiliar with Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale, I will try not to give too much away. I loved this story as a child. I…

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Originally posted 2015-12-04 16:00:10. Life was never easy and Christmas was no exception. As much as Howard Conrad wished for the things that go bump in the night to take a holiday break along with the rest of us, it never seemed to be the case. Chicago was decked out for the holidays. Wreaths, giant…

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