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Avatar: The Last Airbender: Do We Really Need Live-Action Remakes?

Avatar: The Last Airbender has had a recent surge in popularity lately with its rerelease on Netflix. A live-action series is in the making which can only be better than M. Night Shayamalan's flop. But do we really need live-action remakes of animated shows and movies that were already great?

I Have Some Trepidation About Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks is a new animated series that steams on CBS: All Access on August 6. Will it become a valued addition to the Star Trek Universe or will it be a cringe-inducing experience for the trekkie?
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Looking for Nemo? You won’t find him here! (Review of Padak: Swimming to Sea)

A Review of Padak: Swimming to Sea. The "fish in a tank" scenario might remind you of a particular Pixar film, and you might catch a glimpse of clownfish, but this bleak CGI-animated creation is not for kids, the faint of heart, or someone who wants uplift.

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Raspberry Chevre Green Salad With Toasted Pine Nuts

The combination of sweet raspberries, creamy chevre, and the smokiness of toasted pine nuts are amazing in this simple green salad that's perfect for Summer -- or anytime!

So You Came Here Looking For a Caffeine Journal?

You might be in the wrong place. This is the journal we write while we drink the caffeine! But, just in case you came looking for one, we made one just for you with a handy infographic detailing caffeine in common foods, a look at the best caffeine tracking apps, and a downloadable .pdf caffeine journal just for you!

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Avatar: The Last Airbender: Do We Really Need Live-Action Remakes?

Avatar: The Last Airbender has had a recent surge in popularity lately with its rerelease on Netflix. A live-action series is in the making which can only be better than M. Night Shayamalan's flop. But do we really need live-action remakes of animated shows and movies that were already great?

Artist Julian Peters’ Wonderful Literary Comics, Now on Video

Julian Peters is an artist whose beautiful black and white comics illustrate well-known poems and literature, his comic of T.S. Eliot's Prufrock being a good example. Now YouTube channel is devoted to readings set to his illustrations. Here's a look at it, followed by the poem itself if you want to read along.

Looking for Nemo? You won’t find him here! (Review of Padak: Swimming to Sea)

A Review of Padak: Swimming to Sea. The "fish in a tank" scenario might remind you of a particular Pixar film, and you might catch a glimpse of clownfish, but this bleak CGI-animated creation is not for kids, the faint of heart, or someone who wants uplift.

Instant Pot Clams Bordelaise

Making steamed clams or mussels in wine isn't really difficult to begin with, but I'm always looking for ways to use the Instant Pot, which makes the easy even easier.

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Fantasy Novels with Older Female Adventurers

I hit a big birthday last year and went on a solo road trip. I love reading fantasy and wanted to indulge myself with novels with an older female protagonist. How many did I find? None, really.

I Have Some Trepidation About Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks is a new animated series that steams on CBS: All Access on August 6. Will it become a valued addition to the Star Trek Universe or will it be a cringe-inducing experience for the trekkie?

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Looking for Nemo? You won’t find him here! (Review of Padak: Swimming to Sea)

A Review of Padak: Swimming to Sea. The "fish in a tank" scenario might remind you of a particular Pixar film, and you might catch a glimpse of clownfish, but this bleak CGI-animated creation is not for kids, the faint of heart, or someone who wants uplift.

This is a Classic Childrens’ Book That Some Adults Should Read

Jo Ann Stover's book, If Everyone Did, is a funny kids book, but some of us adults may benefit by its message as well.

So You Came Here Looking For a Caffeine Journal?

You might be in the wrong place. This is the journal we write while we drink the caffeine! But, just in case you came looking for one, we made one just for you with a handy infographic detailing caffeine in common foods, a look at the best caffeine tracking apps, and a downloadable .pdf caffeine journal just for you!

Artist Julian Peters’ Wonderful Literary Comics, Now on Video

Julian Peters is an artist whose beautiful black and white comics illustrate well-known poems and literature, his comic of T.S. Eliot's Prufrock being a good example. Now YouTube channel is devoted to readings set to his illustrations. Here's a look at it, followed by the poem itself if you want to read along.

How Much Do You Know About TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Novels? A Trivia Quiz and a Reading Challenge

In 2005, Time Magazine published a list of what their critics considered to be the 100 best English-language novels since 1923. How much do you know about which books are on the list or about the books on the list? I'm going to challenge myself to read them all (eventually) but I know about most. Here's a quiz.

Feeding America: The Historic American CookBook Project

Even the cooking-reluctant book or history lover may get excited about this online collection of historic American cookbooks!

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Avatar: The Last Airbender: Do We Really Need Live-Action Remakes?

Avatar: The Last Airbender has had a recent surge in popularity lately with its rerelease on Netflix. A live-action series is in the making which can only be better than M. Night Shayamalan's flop. But do we really need live-action remakes of animated shows and movies that were already great?

I Have Some Trepidation About Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks is a new animated series that steams on CBS: All Access on August 6. Will it become a valued addition to the Star Trek Universe or will it be a cringe-inducing experience for the trekkie?

Looking for Nemo? You won’t find him here! (Review of Padak: Swimming to Sea)

A Review of Padak: Swimming to Sea. The "fish in a tank" scenario might remind you of a particular Pixar film, and you might catch a glimpse of clownfish, but this bleak CGI-animated creation is not for kids, the faint of heart, or someone who wants uplift.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender: Do We Really Need Live-Action Remakes?

Avatar: The Last Airbender has had a recent surge in popularity lately with its rerelease on Netflix. A live-action series is in the making which can only be better than M. Night Shayamalan's flop. But do we really need live-action remakes of animated shows and movies that were already great?

I Have Some Trepidation About Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks is a new animated series that steams on CBS: All Access on August 6. Will it become a valued addition to the Star Trek Universe or will it be a cringe-inducing experience for the trekkie?

Looking for Nemo? You won’t find him here! (Review of Padak: Swimming to Sea)

A Review of Padak: Swimming to Sea. The "fish in a tank" scenario might remind you of a particular Pixar film, and you might catch a glimpse of clownfish, but this bleak CGI-animated creation is not for kids, the faint of heart, or someone who wants uplift.

Books, Words, and Writing

Should The “B” in Black be Capitalized?

Recently, my own writing confronted me with the question of whether the B in Black should be capitalized. Should it? Here are some thoughts on the matter and the policies of some various news organizations.

Fantasy Novels with Older Female Adventurers

I hit a big birthday last year and went on a solo road trip. I love reading fantasy and wanted to indulge myself with novels with an older female protagonist. How many did I find? None, really.

Religion and Spirituality

On Climbing Back Out of Practice-Diverting Holes (And Avoiding Them in the First Place)

This is part of a post I wrote years ago that was saved to another website that I'm reclaiming and re-finishing. It's a little reflection on how we can be thrown off by various "holes" in our lives and how we can climb back out of them.

It’s OK to Feel What You Feel

We've all experienced loss recently, in one form or another. Even if you are among the more fortunate, making yourself feel guilty for feeling your feelings is, ultimately, unhelpful.

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Raspberry Chevre Green Salad With Toasted Pine Nuts

The combination of sweet raspberries, creamy chevre, and the smokiness of toasted pine nuts are amazing in this simple green salad that's perfect for Summer -- or anytime!

Mangopeño Smoothie

The combination of mango and jalapeño might seem odd but you just might like it! And smoothies may just be an ultimate concoction for the healthy non-foodie!

Making Mexican Sugar Skulls for Dia De Los Muertos

Here's a recipe for Mexican Sugar Skulls. Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with these colorful skulls. They're not to eat but are fun to make and make great October decor.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender: Do We Really Need Live-Action Remakes?

Avatar: The Last Airbender has had a recent surge in popularity lately with its rerelease on Netflix. A live-action series is in the making which can only be better than M. Night Shayamalan's flop. But do we really need live-action remakes of animated shows and movies that were already great?

I Have Some Trepidation About Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks is a new animated series that steams on CBS: All Access on August 6. Will it become a valued addition to the Star Trek Universe or will it be a cringe-inducing experience for the trekkie?

Home, Arts, Crafts, and DIY

Making Mexican Sugar Skulls for Dia De Los Muertos

Here's a recipe for Mexican Sugar Skulls. Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with these colorful skulls. They're not to eat but are fun to make and make great October decor.

How To Make a Zafu

Zafus, or round meditation cushions, are easy to find commercially now. But if you like to sew and want to make your own, here's a pattern that I dredged up out of my archives. It's old, but it remains a good instruction sheet to sew your own.

Animals and Pets

The Terrible Case of the Toaster-Mouse

Did you know that, though some people see getting a cat as a possible solution to a rodent problem, sometimes they can be the cause of the problem? When a mouse popped out of our toaster, we knew we had an issue. The culprit? Our cat!

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