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Robert Kirkman’s ‘The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor’

Robert Kirkman’s ‘The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor’

Recently, I have been pouring through episodes of The Walking Dead, so I figured it was finally time to pick up a book I have always wondered about: Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. If you haven’t seen any of season three of the show, you might want to skip ahead to [...]

Seizures in Children

Seizures in Children

Seizures affect about 2 to 3 million people in the United States. About 10% of Americans will experience a seizure sometime during their lives. Seizures are episodes of altered brain function that cause motor, cognitive, and sensory changes thought to result from changes in excitability in neurons. Seizures occur when brain cells, which communicate through [...]

Girl Scout Cookies: An American Icon

Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture. For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts have indulged in annual cookie sales. Girl Scout cookie sales started in the kitchens of girl members, with moms offering technical help (1917). These cookies were sold in the high school cafeteria as a service project. In the 1920s and [...]

Pool Parties and Impending Doom

Pool Parties and Impending Doom

What a weekend I just experienced. Dark realism crept from the shadows like a legion of spiders. No matter where I turned, reality smacked me in the face with a new, desperate realization. Let me explain. I have determined, through diligent observation, that Girl Scout moms possess dark clown magic. Oh, they may look innocent [...]

Spaghetti Casserole

Spaghetti Casserole

This spaghetti casserole is a real crowd pleaser. It makes a large amount of creamy, delicious spaghettiness (yes, that’s a word in my vocabulary) and takes less than 45 minutes to prepare. It’s a win-win meal in my book.   Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 40-45 oz prepared spaghetti sauce 16 oz spaghetti 1 jar [...]

The End of Flaky Mascara

The End of Flaky Mascara

Tired of mascara, no matter what brand or how famous, flaking off the lashes quickly? Disappointment and frustration has reigned with my mascara long enough. Plus, a good friend developed a serious eye infection due to a constant habit of touching her eyes to dust away the tiny flakes. Rule one for avoiding eye infection [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today, February 14, marks Valentine’s Day, the annual celebration of romantic love where lovers exchange gifts, greeting cards, and candies. But, Valentine’s Day was not always devoted to the idea of romantic love. This take on the holiday originated in the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the ideas of courtly [...]

Feminine Fashion of BC BG Max Azria

Feminine Fashion of BC BG Max Azria

This fabulous designer will be celebrating twenty five years in the fashion business this year. BC BG Max Azria (the acronym stands for “bon chic and bon genre,” a French phrase meaning ” good style and good attitude”) is a favorite of mine for playful feminine styles with a bohemian edge. Darlings, there is a [...]

Clive Barker’s ‘The Damnation Game’

Clive Barker’s ‘The Damnation Game’

This week I decided to delve into the horror scene and try out a new author (for me), so I picked up a copy of Clive Barker’s The Damnation Game. The story follows ex-con, Marty Strauss, as he sinks back into his old reliable vice: gambling. Luck has always dominated Marty’s life, and it hasn’t [...]

Sunglasses for Spring

Sunglasses for Spring

Darlings, sunglasses are such an important choice for one’s face shape and personality. The most popular brand of all time is Ray Ban, next are the upscale designers Chanel, Fendi, and Italian Dolce and Gabbana. I just lost a pair of Fendi sunglasses that had been my constant companion for 6 years. Is it possible [...]

C. S. Louis’ ‘The Magician’s Nephew’

C. S. Louis’ ‘The Magician’s Nephew’

Recently I had a friend ask for some classic fantasy novels or series that I could recommend reading. The two that almost always spring to people’s mind are The Lord of the Rings, and The Chronicles of Narnia. Then it hit me: I’ve never properly reviewed the Narnia series. So, for my review to be [...]

Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Something Like An Autobiography’

Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Something Like An Autobiography’

This week I had the pleasure of reading an autobiography of a revolutionary Japanese filmmaker: Akira Kurosawa’s Something Like an Autobiography. Detailing the experiences that shaped his dreams and desires, Kurosawa compiles this book in a very unique way. Kurosawa revolutionized the film industry, offering a unique perspective on lighting, chronology, and especially sound, paving [...]

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