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Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen

My favorite female character in A Song of Ice and Fire has to be Daenerys Targaryen.   I didn’t like her at first.  She irritated me when I started reading A Game of Thrones, the way she always deferred to her brother, how … Continue reading

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The Dragon Queen

The daughter of Old Valyria With eyes of purple flame And starlight in her hair Targaryen blood The First, the last She rides on onyx wings Queen Across the Water She covets the Iron Throne Three dragons at her back … Continue reading

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In the Heart of the Sea

This book combines my two favorite reading subjects: impossible  survival, and the sea. In the Heart of the Sea details the incredible true story of 20 Nantucket whalers in 1821.  Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly marries careful research, psychology, and biology with a … Continue reading

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Doll House

I have terrible nightmares 5/7 days of the week.  Here’s my most recent one. I was in a house. The halls were washed with ghastly bluish-purple light, the color of a fresh bruise.  The kind of bruise where the blood … Continue reading

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Peppermint

I’ve a great, and unquenchable love for peppermint. As a kid, I’d always grab the green and black swirly dinner mints at restaurants, a classmate having told me the red and white ones would make my eyes bleed. But one fateful … Continue reading

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Soccer

Football, or as we Americans call it, soccer. Yes, I’m aware that the above is not a complete sentence.  However, the winter sports season is my favorite, as I get to play soccer. Now, I hate running.  Even though I … Continue reading

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Universe

We came from darkness In a flash, the universe was created Molten rock, frozen metal and fiery space dust crashed and collided across the galaxy  Stars were born from clouds of gas, nebulae The sun exploded in the vast blackness … Continue reading

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