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Relaunching the Clearfield Review literary magazine [Nov. 10th, 2010|03:17 am]
There's talk of bringing this lovable little publication back, but before that can happen, $20 is required to pay off the domain to host the review's web site.

That means, if ten of you can donate two dollars, or twenty of you can donate one dollar, or even if forty people could put in fifty cents, we can get this magazine up and rolling again.

To donate, click the button below.

I've gone to the liberty of donating $5 USD myself. That means we've only got to come up with fifteen more. Let's DO this.

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Iran's leader [Sep. 24th, 2010|04:24 pm]
"In his one and a half hour session with reporters, Ahmadinejad also lashed out at the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as an overreaction to the September 11 attacks. The Americans should 'not occupy the entire Middle East...bomb wedding parties...annihilate an entire village just because one terrorist is hiding there.'" ( AP, rest of the story here: )

I'm sorry, Americans. I find myself wholeheartedly agreeing here. If, after September 11th, an American had said, "The terrorist extremists should not have attacked an area so concentrated in population as the World Trade Center just because capitalists work there," I think that would have expressed what most of us were feeling that day (albeit, a lot more calmly that it probably would have been that day).

So... how are we not hypocrites, again? Because it is us, and OUR safety, that makes it ok to rob others of the same basic rights? There is a lot to think about. I hope my fellow countrymen will be a bit more open minded than they've shown themselves to be in the recent past.

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I heart history!! [Aug. 25th, 2010|10:37 pm]

What do you get when you take four historically significant women and a truckload of beads and wire?

The first on top was inspired by Pocahontas, Powhatan princess; the second, Sacagawea, Shoshone guide to Lewis and Clark. The first on the bottom left was inspired by Anastasia Romanova, grand duchess of Russia; the last, Madeleine Talmage Astor, survivor of the RMS Titanic.

I will be attending a bead festival this weekend. It's my first, so this is going to be very exciting! Can't wait and hope I don't spend toooooo much money. D:

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Dreams [Aug. 23rd, 2010|12:26 am]

I've been having a lot of odd dreams lately. Tonight when we went on our walk to look for killdeer birds, I realized that the moon is full (or, if not full, then pretty darn close to it). I've always felt myself to be a water elemental; and, while I'm not overly superstitious, things like wet weather and waxing moon cycles always seem to have an effect on me---strengthening my dreams. It's been very humid here. My dreams have been vivid and somewhat disturbing... probably time for a dreamcatcher shakeout.

Anyway, the night before last was a dream about a futuristic Robin Hood. Only the nuns in the abbey were taking in orphans to teach them to fight. There were some kind of weird powers and elemental things going on (Ok, here I will have to confess that we've been watching waaaaaay too much Avatar: the Last Air Bender lately). Anyway, so there's this part where the enemy soldiers go looking for Robin in the abbey and this little orphan girl has this primitive hand-held gatling gun type thing. When the soldiers break into the room, she starts shooting it at them. In the skirmish the little girl's legs get shot up. (We're talking she's like nine years old, here. It was incredibly disturbing. But wait! There's more...) The soldiers decide the girl and the nun and other younger girl she's protecting aren't worth their time and resources, so they move on, leaving this shot-up little child to bleed to death. The nun's hugging the younger girl. Suddenly, from under a bed in the corner, a little doll emerges by itself and starts sliding across the floor. The younger girl starts screaming, but the nun quiets and comforts her, saying, "It's all right, child. It's your big sister. She wants to hug her doll one last time. It's only your older sister, now hush." She does nothing to help, just sits there holding the other girl as if to restrain her while the first lies in a puddle of her own blood, her legs completely..."ruined" is a good word...while gritting her teeth against the pain and reaching for this dolly with tears sitting in her eyes.

I had to wake up, I couldn't watch this anymore. Very disturbing, very chilling. I'm hoping for better dreams tonight.

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Now, now, now [Aug. 16th, 2010|12:36 am]

The parents meet the parents weekend went extremely well! I'm very happy that everyone felt so comfortable (well, pretty comfortable, anyway) and friendly. :) Good things, good things.

What I really wanted to share, though, was this affirmation someone said to me recently. "There is no room for laziness." Somehow it set a light off in my mind. Lately I've been realizing how lazy I can be, and it doesn't make me feel very good. So whenever I think to myself, "I can do that later," "I don't feel like doing that right now," "I want to do this time-wasting and unfulfilling thing" (well, you know), I just stop and say to myself, "NO. There is no room for laziness." Since I've implemented this affirmation and Alexander Technique practice, I've gotten the apartment cleaned from an impossible mess, got a lot of jewelry made, editing done, and even some writing in. All while also being on vacation and running around and hanging out with parents. :D I feel so good about myself and so productive! It's amazing what a little change of thought process can do. I've also been making myself take breaks and do little things that I like to do. This has prevented me from getting the burn out that I usually get when I am fired up for an extended period of time. Wonderful! Hopefully this will also make my patience improve.

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