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2015 Plans — Part II

How do you want to remember the year 2015 when you look back on it 10/20/50 years from now? I want to remember 2015 as they year I got back up, dusted myself off, got back in the saddle and at least chose a direction to ride in. The year I figured the important things out and moved forward. What is your number one goal for 2015? Grow,... Read more →
Short Stories

Part III: Forfeit

The white-white wings were missing. And now knew, after three-hundred-thousand minutes, definitely gone. She looked up from the burnt-out grove she had found in the dark among the trees, lost and alone, but still here. As if an afterthought, she looked deep inside herself for the small, —invisible, almost— spark of... Read more →
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Meal Planning: Recipes and The List

"I don't know, what do YOU want for dinner..." A few years ago, tired of the dinner conversation, and no way to keep track of recipes and ingredients at the store, nothing to bring to lunch every day, and the "I would make XYZ but I don't have any cornstarch" dilemmas, we put the titles of all of our favorite dishes into a shared google... Read more →
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2015 Plans — Part I

What do you want the overarching theme for your 2015 to be? "So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it. I’m saying, I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it..." — Jim... Read more →
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My 2014 In Music

10 Most-Played Songs This Year Interestingly, these were all bought this year — even if I hadn't bought them all this year - this is all I listened to. 465 plays: Trust (Live In Hong Kong / 2013) Eason Chan 陳奕迅 243 plays: 눈, 코, 입 Eyes, Nose, Lips — Taeyang 태양 238 plays: Stay With Me (feat. G-DRAGON) — Taeyang... Read more →
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Made Up Memories – 1

Hey, you remember Alison Jones? You know that girl who walked under the sea that summer? That summer when I broke your goggles and you hit me in the mouth. Then mom and dad talked to us about Alison and how she wouldn’t be coming back. I had a dream about her. We were sunburnt and sandy again. But she was okay, she’s still under the... Read more →
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Made Up Memories – 2

Remember that day we went into space? Man, Mum and Dad were so mad at us that day. You packed sticking plasters, which was pretty cool because Candy scratched me when I tried to get her into the shuttle with us. We saw so much that day. Shooting stars, satellites, alien space ships. The best bit was probably looking back at Earth and our... Read more →
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Made Up Memories – 3

Remember when we found those dinosaur bones in the back yard? It was the day after dad buried Candy and bought the new fish. When we found out where Candy was going, we decided to find out what else was buried in the yard. We dug and dug, deep and wide until you found the T-Rex bone! With a bone that big, we knew there had to be more, maybe... Read more →
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Made Up Memories – 4

Remember when we went to visit Cthulu? It was the day after we got his invitation way after lights out. We fell asleep drawing our maps to get to his cave. It took us all the way from breakfast to lunch to find his cave. Once inside we had to go so far into the dark, we started to wonder if he wasn’t home. Finally in the darkest... Read more →
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Made Up Memories – 5

Remember when we went to war with the fae? We started first thing on Saturday morning, building our fort and putting our arsenal together. No cushion remained on the couch that day, no potted plant was safe. Our armour was made up of oven gloves, wellington boots and whatever we could find in the kitchen. At dawn they came for us, Candy and... Read more →
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Made Up Memories – Future and Past

Two little girls played with time. Out in the garden, the sun shone down as they built a machine - just so. The sunlight hit mirrors and glass until in an instant and a rainbow, both of the girls disappeared. Their atoms travelled to the stars where they were scooped up by Orion. He gave them to his beloved Artemis, who held them in her... Read more →
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10 Books – Adore

The books in this list, in no particular order, are books that I feel a strong emotion about - books that I love, books that inspired me, that I have a soft place in my heart for. There is some distinct overlap with the 10 Books - Influence list, but I tried to make this list stand alone. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks... Read more →