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Evelyn Dortch (Eclectic Evelyn)
Lives in Appalachia
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The classic advice for public speaking nerves is to picture the crowd in their underwear. I wonder if the person who invented that ever tried it. I find it i
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Here are some of the tips I’ve learned to make traveling with your kids this holiday season a little more bearable for everyone.
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She could feel the hunger in her as she looked through the window. There he sat with his date, a woman well past her prime with blonde hair that can only come from a bottle. She was not jealous if anything she felt sorry for the woman. She knew what was coming. Maybe not tonight but it would happen. Like the sunrise, he burns gloriously for a moment before becoming too hard on the eyes.Her stomach was growling as she watched him touch the woman’s...
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On Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 9 a.m. the 90th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin. The 3 hour parade has been an annual tradition and each year it gets bigger and better. It’s total holiday madness but also incredible family fun and a NYC holiday bucket list must. Over 3.5 million people line the parade route in New York City. Visiting New York City to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a once in a lifetime experience...
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#BannedBooksWeek Celebrating the Freedom to Read | Eclectic Evelyn

These issues include religion, sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity and more. Many books which are considered great classics and must-reads by

$300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Ends 10/21 | Eclectic Evelyn

Wow $300! What could you do with $300 dollars at Amazon? Early Christmas shopping? Stock up on household supplies? Books, lots of books or m

Adrift | Eclectic Evelyn

There are times that I am lost, adrift in a sea of emotions that I cannot identify. A small vessel battered by the storm. Tossed by waves of

Embracing our "Strong Willed" children

Back to school wow can't accept that Summer is officially over. With a new school year just starting I wanted to touch on something that may

Catastrophic Declines in Earth’s Wilderness Areas Over the Last 20 Years...

Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology show catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years,

Why I'm an Asshole (According to my kids)

We all have days where our kids drive us nuts and bring us to the brink of insanity. We all have those days when we love our kids, but don't

The Hunger #SOCS | Eclectic Evelyn

She could feel the hunger in her as she looked through the window. There he sat with his date, a woman well past her prime with blonde hair


Everybody has a cross or two of some sort to bear. Some crosses are small, others huge. Some people

Children are NOT Collateral Damage | Eclectic Evelyn

When did it become accepted that children are collateral damage? When did the powers sit down and say children are expendable? In what back

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In this Kit (over $660 value) you'll get comfy Personalized Pajamas (for staying comfy in your Home Office) and Journal, mousepad, arts and

Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

Memories of My Grandmothers Growing up, the classic line from The Wizard of Oz when Glinda asks Dorothy “Are you a good witch, or a bad witc

Mindfield An Overheard Conversation | Eclectic Evelyn

Tucked behind a motel and a barber shop in Brownsville, Tennessee, there is a conversation going on. It's a conversation Billy Tripp is havi

Behind The Blogger: You Don't Know Me

Well, isn't that something to say to my readers. Honestly, I'd hope you knew a little about me by this point. But this is the topic I'm give