Ominous Splashing in the Lake on a Dark and Creepy Night

I let the dogs out for their nighttime potty and went out onto the back deck to look up at the stars. It was a week before Thanksgiving and cold weather was reaching its fingers out for a touch, but …

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Somebody Wants Your Junk!

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Yes, we’ve all heard the old adage, but what does it mean for you today? How can your old junk create a win-win scenario? The answer is two-fold: recycling reduces landfill overload, and …

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Win an Alien Nightmares Audiobook Giveaway

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The giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Jeff, Jo, Vishakha, Sarah, and Jeffrey! Check your email, because Audible USA sent the gift of Alien Nightmares to your inbox! Thank you for entering If you’re into free Creepy Horror Spooky Scary audiobooks, …

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Win a Star Borne or Alien Nightmares Audiobook Giveaway

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The contest is over, and the winners have been chosen. Congratulations Lynn, Megan, Amie, and Darlene! If you’re into free science fiction audiobooks, join the giveaway! We’re raffling off 10 audiobooks, that’s right TEN AUDIO BOOKS, from books one and …

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Score One for Cecil the Lion

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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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Cecil the Lion is Dead — Justice for Cecil

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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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A Guitar Man By Any Other Name

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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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Did you have to be so nice to the crazy lady?

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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