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Ever since the news broke regarding the horrific murder of Cecil the lion, I’ve been following this story closely, because just for once, I’d really like to see a poacher brought to justice. This time, it might actually count for …

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Last night, I sobbed as if the world were coming to an end, and indeed, for me it was. I laid in bed and closed my eyes, but my thoughts were so full of disbelief, anger, disgust, sorrow, outrage, grief, …

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Baldemar Garza Huerta, does this name ring a bell? I’ll give you a hint… he was born in San Benito at the southernmost tip of Texas, does that help? No, he didn’t fight at the Alamo, and he wasn’t a …

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We’d just eaten lunch at the Big Chicken, a major landmark Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Marietta, Georgia, and as we walked through the parking lot afterwards, my husband asked, “Did you have to be so nice to the crazy …

70s Funk Revival

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The other day I heard a song on the radio, and I thought that the DJ had pulled out some old song from the 1970s which I’d never heard before. It was pure funk, and I wondered how I’d missed …

 

iWorks Pages, OSX Lion, and Baskerville Font PDF Glitch

It pays to post solutions to online forums where you can find them again, because you may very well need to go back and fix the same thing later. It’s been a booger of a computer year when one morning …

 

Are Robins Really the Harbinger of Spring?

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I’d always heard that seeing a red-breasted robin signaled the beginning of spring weather. I never gave it much thought except to say the magic words when I saw the first red-breasted robin of the year: “I see a robin! …

 

Do Pets Remember Being Abducted by Aliens?

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This is probably the weirdest blog post I’ve written to date, and I am writing it in all seriousness. Our dog Dakota was sound asleep and actively dreaming, loudly yipping with her feet paddling as if she were running a …

 

The Whimsical Wait for a Colorful Spring

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Today is a whimsical day. Looking out at the rare Georgia snow, I am ready for the mellow days of Spring. My sweatpants are neon zebra-striped fuzzies in lime green, hot pink, lemon yellow, royal blue, black, white, and psychedelic …

 

Dinged With a Bad Book Review Over Editing?

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One of the biggest gripes between writers and reviewers is the subject of editing, or lack thereof. Nothing will get you dinged with a rotten review faster than a poorly edited book, and here’s the thing… some people are out …