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I have a confession to make. My confession is that I continue to be amazed that so many of you funny, awesome, amazing, brilliant, and beautiful people support me, talk to me, believe in me (and have told me so), and are here. Are here. You open my world by being you. You make me believe in something bigger and better and more because you bring your minds and hearts to your pages and I get to read them, interact with them, get a taste of your lives. Sometimes the idea that you all are at the end of my screen but have made your way to my heart astounds me. Keep being awesome. You don't know how many people are thankful that you are in the world. <3 I just decided to be a bit more vocal about it. :-D
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+Stephen Harris experiment? sounds promising...
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One of my favorite things: Panang curry. It's even more favorite when it's the lunch special and almost half price. Yes, please! Mmmmmm. Dear delicious coconuty spicy goodness, I am so glad you are in the world.
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man I wish we had a good one close by :( My hubby did at his last work, LOVED that place. Not found one closer to home yet.
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In my rabbit-trailing from the article I linked to below about the abuse, I found this blog written by someone who left a fundamentalist religious environment. If any of you have ever run (or walked, or crawled) away from such a place (or, if you are thinking of doing so), I share this page with you. 
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Necessity being the mother of invention may lead you to find that if you don't have eggs, apple cider and a few other interesting things can turn gluten free corn cakes into awesomecakes (especially if you were already planning on going heavy on ginger, nutmeg, and allspice). Golden crispy edges. Dense chewy (but not too chewy) centers. Spices. And a tiny hint of apple cider winding its way through. Soooo yum. So very very yum. Who cares what temperature it is outside? I have autumn on a plate inside! 
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Sometimes you have to jump out of your car at sunset so you can capture a moment. 
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Pretty!
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Love the versatility. Some could argue that it's technology talent driving this, but he did a pretty spot on job with some of the impressions. Wow. I'm impressed, and I didn't expect to be.
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Are we still doing throwback Thursday, or did I miss that train (like so many others)? If so, I'm going way back to my mother's mother's mother. If we're not still doing TBT, enjoy the pic of someone you don't know in your stream. (Heh)
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+Maya Davis, it's so funny you say that! I really think you're onto something with that theory. I had a very similar experience when I moved up to California's Gold Country. All the other places I lived, I never felt at ease or at home. Then, when I moved here, it was instantaneous...a sense of peace and belonging. Turns out, my great-great grandmother passed through my very area on her way to settling in Nevada, and two of her sons stopped here to work a mine less than 20 miles from where I bought my house. My great-great-grandfather had settled in this area, too, before moving up to Nevada. It's exactly what you said...I think we carry some part of that in our bones and blood.
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A Better Way to Say Sorry--a great read for all. 
"Say sorry to your brother." "But he's the one who--" "Say it!" you insist, an edge of warning in your voice. He huffs, rolls his eyes to the side and says flatly, "Sorry." "Say it like you mean it...
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I love the idea of that file, +H Gibson! Beautiful. :-)
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These are becoming more and more common. When I talk with men who have come out of fundamentalist environments, I consistently hear that being in the enclosed environment made sex an almost all-consuming thought for them (what is forbidden or hidden becomes obsession). Being in "leadership" where you are almost idolized makes the temptation even more intense. Cloistering never works. Never. And it allows for multiple abuses (some that never come to light).
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+Christy Sandhoff, very true (re people distance themselves). However, I remain a bit skeptical on the reasons why. Specifically in this matter, I'm skeptical partly because the Vision Quest board wanted to keep Phillips on until they realized the affair would be too hard to hide, and then they strategized on the best ways to bring him back to the board with the least amount of harm to the community after everything "blew over" (and during this time Phillips' wife tried to convince the plaintiff that she should reconsider her actions and how much damage they would cause to the greater community). The Duggars could have thrown weight behind the decision by nature of connection and popularity, and made it clear they wanted nothing to do with his actions. But they didn't. I also find it concerning that they made no public statement indicating that if Phillips were to remain connected that they would sever ties with the organization. This could be as simple as a darned if you do speak out/darned if you don't situation. Or, it could be that speaking out against wrongdoing would have been seen as a risky move (or anti Christian principles), and thus the silence. Or, they may value the place they hold among the group and feel that speaking out could have threatened that. Since they haven't given us their reasons, I can only speculate, but I find enough about the situation uncomfortable--even though the Duggars were not directly involved (as many articles have hysterically pointed out today).
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“[R]ecognition of transgenders as a third gender is not a social or medical issue but a human rights issue. Transgenders are also citizens of India. The spirit of the Constitution is to provide equal opportunity to every citizen to grow and attain their potential, irrespective of caste, religion or gender.” (I really wish caste had not been included, but kudos for this step.)
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Too much of our identity is sex based. I get tired of typecasting, the run away sexual selection, the preoccupation with figuring out other peoples' gender. The pressure to be a certain way because one is a certain sex is insane and unnecessary. I can't think of anything that doesn't have a gender affiliation to it; your job, your food, your clothes, your car, your cigarettes, your cleaning habits, the way one walks, one's lexicon, ad nauseam. Sex and gender affiliation seems to be a mental construct for everyone where most people do a lot of suppressing to fit in. 
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I write literary wordthings, play with yarn, and continue my quest for gluten-free foods that don't taste or feel like sand.
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I am a femisofty. I believe in creating women who push against typical societal roles, who find their own paths in their own ways, who, instead of blooming where they are planted, find their own places to bloom.

I was born in a mining town (now defunct) in the mountains of Colorado on the hardwood floor of a two-room cabin. Although that was exciting enough, I've climbed mountains, shaken hands with a President, traveled to France, and gotten lost in Boston. Thanks, Mom, for starting me on a life of adventure.
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Excerpt of my first novel (still unpublished, but I'm working on that) included in Don't Sabotage your Submission by Chris Roerden, as an example of how to develop a scene (the right way).
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Denver, CO - San Jose, Costa Rica - Dover, DE - St. Paul, MN - Ward, CO - Taos, NM - Oxford, ME