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Pamela D Lloyd
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I'm currently taking a genealogy course through FutureLearn: Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree, which is administered by the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. I'm really loving this class. I've tried online classes before and generally been dissa...
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We’ve featured these images of Méaty Fleuron in our Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/redpoulaine. Méaty is a particular favorite of ours. She was a dance hall performer whose career started in the 1890s and continued into the 1900s. Don't you just love the smoky look she gives the camera? Her hair in its pointy chignon was very fashionable. Plus, like her sister, Lise Fleuron, she wore magnificent hats.
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Beautiful image and sentiment. Such an amazing young woman.
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I totally agree, but it flies in the face of fundamentalism -- any fundamentalism
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From the article: "Using cutting-edge MRI technology, the researchers are able to pinpoint a specific neural pathway, a white matter tract in the brain’s left hemisphere that appears to be related to dyslexia: It’s called the arcuate fasciculus."

Dyslexia is the consequence of neurological functions that work differently in some people. It can be predicted long before we usually start to teach kids to read, and appropriate early intervention can help to minimize disruption to the reading process.
New research shows it’s possible to pick up some of the signs of dyslexia in the brain even before kids learn to read. And this earlier identification may start to substantially influence how parents, educators and clinicians tackle the disorder.
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What a great article! Thanks for sharing this!
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Education in the US is becoming increasingly costly for students, but providing fewer and smaller benefits for many graduates. This is especially true for those whose dream is to teach at the college level, but who are unable to get a full-time teaching position. According to the article, "adjunct professors make up more than 51 percent of teaching faculty at colleges in the United States, across all levels (community colleges, research universities, etc.)." Many adjuncts live at or below the poverty level, many take on other jobs in order to earn enough to live on, and many wind up on government assistance, despite their high level of education and their hard work. But, this doesn't only effect the adjuncts and their families. "With so much additional responsibility to survive, many adjuncts can't hold regular office hours at any of the campuses they teach. This comes at a huge disadvantage to their students who may need extra help, one-on-one tutoring, or to talk about the course. Still, colleges insist that the current model is the best way to serve its students. But the truth couldn't be any more clear: it's strictly about the money."
"The fight for a living wage has been a hot-button issue over the past 5 years and will certainly be a talking point in upcoming presidential elections. In a time when college enrollment is booming and college tuition is at an all-time high, the prospect of getting an upper-level degree and worki...
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I just started this class today (well, last night for me, but it was already today in Scotland), and I'm loving it. I've tried taking classes from Coursera, but they never clicked for me. This one has a clean, modular approach that just feels right. Also, I love it that they had the discussion board for the class open before the class started, so I was able to meet some of my classmates ahead of time. When the class started, I discovered I was in a 30-person study group, which I think will help to prevent the kind of overload that can occur when 10s of 1000s of students are all in a class together and participating in discussions. Also, I appreciate that the lecture videos are kept short, or they have been so far, anyway. But, perhaps the best thing is that my instructor also teaches as part of the faculty for the University of Strathclyde's online MSc in Genealogical Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies. So, who knows. If my journey through this 6-week class remains this positive, maybe I'll start working on figuring out how to afford getting a masters degree.
Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and communicate the results – in this free online course.
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I did this course the first time. Hopefully this time the comments will not be so overwhelming. It was so popular with a mix of abilities and as ever the genealogical community were helping each other. Hope you continue to enjoy.

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This may be "the only written primary source of the Berbalang legend," about a village filled with ghouls on the island of Cagayan Sulu (now, Mapun) in the Philippines, as the author describes his own personal experience of trying to visit the ghoul village and the terrible events that followed. I found this story thanks to the #FolkloreThursday Twitter tag and @MultoGhost(Nina Zumel).
This may be "the only written primary source of the Berbalang legend," about a village filled with ghouls on the island of Cagayan Sulu (now, Mapun) in the Philippines, as the author describes his own personal experience of trying to visit the ghoul village and the terrible events that followed. ...
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Illustrations by Raphael Kirchner, circa 1903-1910s. These highly collectable postcards displaying illustrations by Raphael Kirchner are the featured items in the Red Poulaine Etsy store today. Visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/redpoulaine to see our high resolution scans while these items are still available.
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Dolls and Their People - A photo collage from Red Poulaine, featuring three young adventurers about to begin their journey with a large entourage of toys and dolls, cousin Jeanette with her little smile and her doll, a small girl with a big doll, and a WWI soldier with a small doll. Visit our shop on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/redpoulaine to see these images and more.
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Want to Take Advantage of DNA Sales this Weekend? Trying to Figure Out Which DNA Test to Buy?
One of my cousins (not a first cousin) and I recently got our DNA tested. She got hers done through Ancestry, and I got mine through FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA). Then, she transferred her results to FTDNA, so we could use their tools to compare and collaborate on...
One of my cousins (not a first cousin) and I recently got our DNA tested. She got hers done through Ancestry, and I got mine through FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA). Then, she transferred her results to FTDNA, so we could use their too...
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Today, with sturdy shoes that will last a year or more available in stores around the world, the idea of shoes that wear out in a single night sounds magical. To the fathers of past centuries, obligated to purchase dancing shoes for their unwed daughters, it might have seemed more nightmarish. Even the daughters themselves, forced to dance in ill-fitting, thin-soled slippers if they were to dance at all, may have found the idea tortuous.
 
Does this story resonate for you? Do you imagine the girls complicit in their nightly excursions to the dance floor, delighted to keep the secret from the court? Or, does this story sound sinister, with girls dragged unwilling from their beds and magically forced to endure hours of dancing in increasingly painful shoes, all the while prevented from sharing the secret? If you're like me, it's the tension between these two extremes that makes this story, dare I say it, dance.

" Famous for wearing out rapidly, early silk and brocade shoes from the 18th Century weren’t very long-wearing without protective overshoes. They were straight-lasted (meaning no left or right) and skinny, quite an uncomfortable mix"
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This is a story that students often choose to work on when we get to the European part of class later in the semester. I will report back if I get some good re-tellings! :-)
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Eclectisist: Interested in almost everything.
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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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Tucson, AZ
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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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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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SURNAME RESEARCH: Lloyd, Rote, Herrington, Craun
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Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Lear...
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Students in Debt, Professors in Poverty -- What...
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Tales of Faerie: The Shoes that were Danced to ...
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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five...
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Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the

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It was not the kind of announcement that one normally expects from a British university.

The Multicolored Diary: Folklore Thursday: 7 Th...
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Pamela D Lloyd's insight: What do you need to know about Hungarian fairies and the folklore about them? Well, for starters, they have their

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Capture and collect colorful Charms as you work your way through the best NEW Match 3 puzzle adventure! Conquer tons of fun Match 3 challeng

Writing Your Way to Happiness | Learning, Educa...
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Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives | Lea...
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Goal-setting closed achievement gaps in a recent experiment. The key element? Students put their thoughts in writing.

'Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies': A World of...
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Sometimes you don't have to write a new book to create a new experience when a well-crafted, illustrated edition of a classic gem will do ev

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Everyone knows the story of the Pied Piper -- but how much of this legend is factual? Learn more about the fact and fiction behind the story

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Fine vintage postcards, photographs, paper ephemera and related vintage items.

The Brothers Grimm in Three Transcendent Dimensions: Shaun Tan’s Breatht...
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Hauntingly beautiful visual vignettes in paper and clay. In his magnificent meditation on fairy tales and the psychology of fantasy, J.R.

For video-game designer Kathie Flood, no thongs, no gore
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“If you want to make a different kind of game, you need a different demographic building the game.”

Once Upon A Blog...: Full Trailer for "Jonathan Strange & Mr. N...
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Pamela D Lloyd's insight: This wonderful book has been turned into a seven episode mini-series for BBC America, but the BBC is being far too

Fortean London: A Mummified Fairy And Arabian Tales
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A round-up of the really weird stuff going on.

What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning
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There's a lot of skepticism about whether or not MOOCs are "disrupting" higher education, but can they offer important learning opportunitie