Banned Books Week: Reading Alison Bechdel, a Genius to Look Out For

It's Banned Books Week, so break out your copy of 50 Shades of Grey and give it a kiss or a sassy slap on the tush, whatever you prefer. Then, stop for a moment and appreciate that the First Amendment protects your right to read that book, whether you loved it or loathed it. ...more
BlogHerPop Just added that book to my library holds! Good one!more

9 Great Books to Inspire Creativity

I have a pool. With small children, this is a blessing and a curse: A blessing because my family enjoys swimming, and a curse because my family enjoys swimming—which means I need to be vigilant and sit by the pool all day even when I don't feel like swimming. ...more
Excellent! - Denisemore

Mothers Are So Embarrassing

It was my Meat Loaf moment. A few weeks ago, I took my two daughters to see a Broadway show starring Sutton Foster (who may not be a household name across the country, but for my two theater-obsessed kids is pretty much the coolest thing ever), a two-time Tony-winning singer/actress/dancer, and star of the late, lamented ABC Family series "Bunheads." After the show ended, we lined up with all the other theater geeks by the stage door to get her autograph. ...more
Very fun story - I think it's a rite of passage for mom's to embarrass their kids. I try to make ...more

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium (2014) - Triangulating Success, The Food Industry Way {Perfume Short (Review)}

Black Opium is the latest major fragrance launch by the house of Yves Saint Laurent in terms of image and reputation put at stake...Read more at http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/_includes/xcomp/head.html#7yylimCiPhgZyy2V.99Chantal-Hélène Wagner...more

David Bowie Is...inspirational at the MCAChicago now.

When I was 16 I was friends with a nerd. He still carried the scars of being bullied when he was a kid and although those days were behind him, the result was, he was overly quiet but a hella smart and sensitive in a way some bullied kids grow to be....more

New Book By The Royal Academy's Owen Hopkins Helps Reader Identify Key Architectural Styles

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and Gothic Revival, or how to distinguish between Baroque and Neoclassical?Owen Hopkins’ Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide (launched this month by Laurence King Publishing) will answer those questions for you and help you to identify key western architectural styles from many different periods of history....more

Banned Books Week: Reading Alison Bechdel, a Genius to Look Out For

It's Banned Books Week, so break out your copy of 50 Shades of Grey and give it a kiss or a sassy slap on the tush, whatever you prefer. Then, stop for a moment and appreciate that the First Amendment protects your right to read that book, whether you loved it or loathed it. ...more
BlogHerPop Just added that book to my library holds! Good one!more

Scavenger Hunts - Getting Our Start at Seton Hill University & Continuing

Scavenger Hunts - Getting Our Start at Seton Hill University & ContinuingThere was no harm in taking aim, even if the target was a dream.  ~John Knowles...more

Parfum d'Empire Eau Suave (2005) {Perfume Short (Review)}

There are three main reasons why you may want to write a perfume review. One is to cover an upcoming or recent fragrance release, the good and the bad...Read more at http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/_includes/xcomp/head.html#iywcL5ioeEBd6d04.99Chantal-Hélène Wagner...more

Pairing Your Poetry

 Allen Ginsberg - Black IPA...more

Traveling with Stephanie Distler Artisan Jewelry---- Potter County Artisan Center

While participating in a show at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro for the Pennsylvania Forestry Commission, we also had a chance to visit other PA Wilds trail stops on the trip home Sunday of last weekend....more

The Bright Side of Hackers

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