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Moving Around, Settling Down.

We moved in July, the humid, unforgiving heat of the California sun sticking our shirts to our backs as we carried boxes from the house to the truck. The mattresses went in first, on their sides, and the table went … Continue reading

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Stereotyping Is Bad

Stereotyping saves time, am I right? Well, as long as it’s you doing the stereotyping, yeah, I guess. After all, all blondes are stupid, right? And people who work out are stupid too, and accountants are boring, and lawyers are … Continue reading

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Synesthesia

Recently I found out that my sister is a color-grapheme synesthete. Don’t worry, it’s nothing bad, it just means that she sees things a little differently than other people. Synesthesia is a condition that mixes two or more senses, so … Continue reading

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Standing Stones

  Menhirs, also called standing stones or liths, are large, upright stones which are placed by human hands. They can be alone or in groups. When alone, they are referred to as monoliths, and when they’re arranged into circles or … Continue reading

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Starships Are Meant To Fly

  On April 12, 1961, at 06:07 UT, the first manned spaceflight was launched. The Vostok 1 had one passenger, an astronaut by the name of Yuri Gagarin, and it orbited the earth once before landing 280 km to the … Continue reading

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