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The Ark Encounter With the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

The Ark Encounter With the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Good evening, ya fine folks. I am perched on my bed as I type this, gingerly leaning against the wall and hoping against hope that my somewhat broken bed does not come crashing down off its wobbly pedestal. It has been known to do that, you know. I had my fine friend the Little Kumquat come visit me and first thing, as soon as she sat on the bed and leaned against the wall, SMASH, the whole operation came crashing…

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Gone Gallivanting

Gone Gallivanting

Ahoy there, I know it’s time for my usual Thursday post, but today I am off to New York City, so I will instead be over-excitedly bombarding your social media with pictures. A few of my friends and I have been planning this trip for months, and I’m not gonna lie, I am overwhelmed with excitement. I mean, New York over the holidays! The Strand Bookstore! Dumplings and bubble tea and bagels and gyros! We’re even taking in a Broadway…

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Asheville, My Love

Asheville, My Love

When I talk to people about Asheville, the reaction is usually either, “Ooh, I love Asheville!” or, “Asheville is too weird for my taste.” It really is a place unlike any other I’ve ever been to, and since I’m a fan of bizarre, I’m in the “I love it!” camp. It is packed with artists. When you walk the streets, you’ll see musicians on many corners, playing anything from guitars to keyboards to saxophones to spoons. It is also peppered…

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Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society

Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society

You know how sometimes you encounter a book quite by chance, and it kind of knocks your socks off? When I worked at a little local used bookstore, someone brought in this book to exchange, and the quirky illustration and title made me decide it needed me. The story starts out simply enough, with Reggie answering a newspaper ad for gifted children looking for special opportunities. But he is quickly drawn into a plot much bigger than himself, and is placed…

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