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Tolkien's famous essay “On Fairy-Stories” is a must read for anyone with an interest in fairy tales, reading, or writing. Here, Brain Pickings adds their commentary to excerpts from the essay.
"Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else ... may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage
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Julian Eltinge (1881-1941), born William Julian Dalton.
 
Julian Eltinge (1881-1941), born William Julian Dalton, near Boston Mass., was one of the most famous female impersonators of the 20th century. Making his Broadway debut in 1904, just a few years before this portrait was made, he soon rose to international stardom, both in vaudeville, and on the silent screen.

At the height of his fame, he starred with a young Rudolph Valentino (not as a woman, but as a man, a la Jack Lemmon's character in "Some Like it Hot"), had stage sets for one of his reviews designed by Erté, a theater named after him on 42nd Street in NYC, and lived in one of the most palatial mansions of Southern California.

As to the most often asked question, it remains unanswered. No lover of either sex ever emerged, though he himself (those days being what they were) is said to have adopted a hyper-masculine demeanor when out of character, going so far as physically attacking stage hands, or even members of the audience, who were careless enough to suggest out loud that he might be homosexual. When stars of the period who knew him were asked, it is said they could go either way...oops :)
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The original story of Rumpelstiltskin, as first noted by the Grimm Brothers, differs greatly from the published version.
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"Dame Marina Warner, now professor of English and creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London, was named on 12 March as the 11th winner of the Holberg Prize, established by the Norwegian parliament in 2003 for scholars who have 'made outstanding contributions to research, either within [the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology] or through interdisciplinary work'."
 
Among her contributions are those she has made to our understanding of myth and fairytale. Congratulations, Marina Warner!
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In honor of International Women's Day, and because I'm a genealogist committed to the idea that we are all related, I'm challenging the world to help connect more notable women to a global family tree.

I've started by creating a profile on WikiTree for Octavia Butler. Butler, with her interests in family, community, and what it means to be human, seems a very appropriate start for such a challenge. WikiTree is a 100% free online family tree wiki with the goal of creating "one world tree that connects us all, and is accessible to us all" through collaboration, which makes it a perfect vehicle for all of us to work together on identifying our connections to each other.

I hope you'll join me in this by sharing the names of women whom you feel have made significant contributions to the world in a way that's important to you. I chose to start with a woman who wrote science fiction, but you can choose any field of endeavor. Which woman or women would you like to see honored?

P.S. While I'll be thrilled to see your recommendations in the comments to this post, I'd be even happier if you decide to join WikiTree and start contributing directly to the tree. If you're not sure how to start, just ask and I'll be happy to walk you through the process.
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Great post, +Roberta Gibson.
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While this isn't, technically, a fairy tale, it is one of my favorites. I read this as a child and re-read it to my children, and I still love it. Now, thanks to one of those children who, now grown, remembered it fondly enough to want to re-read it himself, I've learned that it is available for free through WikiSource. I hope you enjoy this wonderful story by the noted fantasist and sometime fairy tale author George MacDonald.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight: While this isn't, technically, a fairy tale, it is one of my favorites. I read this as a child and re-read it to my children, and I still love it. Now, thanks to one of those children who, now grown, remembered it fondly enough to want to re-read it himself, I've learned...
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I love the progressive approach that recognizes that learning is an integral part of our lives.
 
Very thought-provoking chart here in a Steve Wheeler post, via +Joseph Gliddon . Lots of important concepts/choices summarized in that chart. #OpenTeachingOU  
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Fascinating and detailed look into British genetics, 20 years in the making: "Prof Peter Donnelly, director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford, who co-led the research, said: 'It has long been known that human populations differ genetically, but never before have we been able to observe such exquisite and fascinating detail.'" As someone with a lot of Welsh ancestry, I was especially interested to learn that the Welsh "DNA most closely resembles that of the earliest hunter-gatherers to have arrived when Britain became habitable again after the Ice Age."
Analysis over 20 years reveals heavy Anglo-Saxon influence, with French and Danish DNA coming from earlier migrations than the Normans or Vikings
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1920s RPPC by Stanislas Portraits d'Art, Paris. This is, in all likelihood a one of a kind image. Really weirdly wonderful. Such costumes, and the way the couple was directed by the photographer. Amazing stuff! We are always so pleased when we are able to share something like this with you. :)

I love the way this couple have posed. So much attitude! Plus, I adore their costumes. His headdress is just amazing.
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I tried to share this from the +Red Poulaine page, but I wasn't able to do so. What's up, Google+? Why is it that a post I made, which I can see when I view my page as a manager, isn't visible in any other view? And, why can't I find a feedback link?
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Think you know this fairy tale? Think again. There are so many variants.
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Math is extremely useful, but is it real, or is it simply a figment of the human imagination? This fast, fun, smart video is an episode of PBS's Idea Channel. It's also part of the 10 Unanswered Science Questions series. There's lots of food for thought here, entertainingly introduced by host Mike Rugnetta, and this could easily be used in a classroom to spark discussion about math, science, or the philosophy of those fields.
Math is invisible. Unlike physics, chemistry, and biology we can't see it, smell it, or even directly observe it in the universe. And so that has made a lot ...
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English writing, reading, ESL, and math Tutor
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  • Pima Community College
    Tutor, 2010 - present
  • IBM
    Senior Information Developer, contract with CTG, 2010 - 2010
  • Pima Community College
    Volunteer Tutor, 2009 - 2010
  • Tucson College
    Instructor, 2009 - 2009
  • Misys (aka, Sunquest Information Systems)
    Technical Writer, 2006 - 2007
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Eclectisist: Interested in almost everything.
Introduction
For the past two decades, I've been a resident of Tucson, Arizona, where I live with my husband, three step-sons, several dogs, and far too many cats. My two adult sons also live in Tucson.

Tutor and Instructor

A CRLA Level II certified tutor, I tutor English and math at Pima Community College, where I assist students with reading, writing, ESL, and pre-algebra. I also serve as a resource person for students struggling with a wide variety of computer-related issues; for example, how to create a blog, format an essay or report in Microsoft Word, or prepare a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Prior to becoming at tutorI worked as an instructor of study skills and career development at the college level and as a technical writer and editor.

I love teaching and tutoring. I think these are the best jobs in the world, as they allow me to help students understand the strengths they have, so that they can not only be the best students possible, but also continue to grow and develop their skills and competencies throughout their lives.

Writer and Editor

I am a freelance writer and editor. A generalist, I've done editing and proofreading, technical writing and editing, marketing copy writing, and fiction writing. My career as a technical writer and editor includes over a decade working primarily within the computer software field.

My writing career also includes fiction writing, which I've been working on for much longer than my nonfiction and technical writing. I'm not prolific and I don't submit as often as I should, but I've had a few short stories published. Most of my fiction is either science fiction or fantasy, although I occasionally stray into other genres. To learn more about me as a writer, visit my website, A Writer's Space: Pamela's Place.

Genealogist

We are all part of one big family, so I look at everyone I meet as a member of my extended family. I have a genealogy blog, called Searching for Roots and Branches, where I enjoy posting bits of my families history, tips, poems, stories and essays; I often take inspiration from other genealogy blogs. 

I am a member of the Kiva Genealogists for Families team. Please join our team and create a new family tradition. We believe that our small deeds make a big difference to families who are less fortunate.

Politically Opinionated

I am a liberal who is unhappy with the vast majority of our politicians and concerned for our future. I firmly believe that if we don't protect the environment from our own actions, that it will someday no longer be habitable for humans; the many, many species that go extinct each year are our canaries, their demise is a signal that our existence is threatened. I have a hard time deciding whether I'm more worried about our governmental Big Brother, or our myriad corporate Big Brothers, but since they act hand in glove, maybe that doesn't matter.

A pacifist who sees war as a crime, I am a member of the Google Peace Circle. To show your solidarity for peace on Google Plus, join the peace circle by going to plusforpeace.org and add your name with a plus one.

Eclectisist

See my post To My Followers to learn more about me and how I handle following and interests.
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First published story: "In a Tower High" in Realms of Fantasy Magazine, April 2004.
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El Paso, TX - San Antonio, TX - Charlottesville, VA - Brooklyn, NY - Lake City, FL - London, England - Cambridge, England - Edinburgh, Scotland
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J.R.R. Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy, and ...
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"Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else ... may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage

The Princess and the Goblin - Wikisource, the free online library
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KrautBlog: Rumpelstiltskin: The Initial Version
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"One thing could be said about Ulrich with certainty: He loved mathematics because of the people who could not stand it." (Robert Musil, The

Genetic study reveals 30% of white British DNA has German ancestry
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Analysis over 20 years reveals heavy Anglo-Saxon influence, with French and Danish DNA coming from earlier migrations than the Normans or Vi

Once Upon A Blog...: An Irish Fairy Tale for St. Patrick's Day: &quo...
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Fairy Tale News - when fairy tale people and things cross over into our world...

Marina Warner wins £400K Holberg Prize
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Despite her books, Warner never thought of herself as academic, she tells Matthew Reisz

A Girl, A Shoe, A Prince: The Endlessly Evolving Cinderella
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We take a stroll through just a little of the cultural history of Cinderella, the shoe-wearing, prince-finding, stepmother-vexing heroine wh

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Image of Clare Neville, from 1929 taken in Detroit, Michigan.

Star Trek on WikiTree
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Wiki page on Star Trek on WikiTree - September 8, 1966 in Space, The Final Frontier.

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy
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The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushi

Down and dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-G...
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The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there

Myth & Moor: "Into the Woods" series, 36: The Speech of An...
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Animal tales are often told not just as simple entertainments but as teaching stories, or as part of healing rites intended to foster a prop

Little Red Riding Hood Lecture - YouTube
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This is a lecture I gave on "Little Red Riding Hood" on a snow day when we could not meet for class. The first part of the lecture, given in

There Are No Ugly Words
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Today’s guest is Mitchell James Kaplan author of By Fire, By Water (Other Press) which has received numerous awards and accolades including