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Guilie Castillo
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Wow--this is one I'll be looking forward to!
Theme Reveal Hello everyone Welcome to the  A to Z  April 2015 Theme Reveal.  Here is a sneak peak of my personal journey using different art mediums. Each day starting April I will post a new piece of art and talk about one ...
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#AtoZChallenge 2015 Theme Reveal!
This April on Quiet Laughter it's all about Curaçao. More specifically, the vocabulary  of Curaçao. You may or may not know that Curaçao has its own language. Papiamentu. It's not a dialect but a language in its own right, and if you're going to spend any a...
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki -- Haruki Murakami (The B-Quotes Series)
I read this one, my second Murakami, back in January. Outstanding, beautiful book. Murakami is so hard to compare, even to himself... I read Kafka on The Shore last year, and while there's certainly a red thread unique to the author in, presumably, all his ...
I read this one, my second Murakami, back in January. Outstanding, beautiful book. Murakami is so hard to compare, even to himself... I read Kafka on The Shore last year, and while there's certainly a red thread unique to the...
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My flash 'The Perfect Equilibrium of Rectangles' has been accepted for publication in Pure Slush's online anniversary issue, Four, and went live today. Yay!
http://pureslush.webs.com/theperfectequilibrium.htm
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Hey y'all A-to-Z-ers! Ready for 2015? Sorry for disappearing most of the year, but now that April's getting nearer and the sign-up list for A-to-Z is open, I thought I'd check back in with you. Have you signed up for the Theme Reveal blogfest? Do you have a theme at all? No theme is still a theme, far as I'm concerned ;)
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2015/02/the-great-and-powerful-to-z-theme.html
The Great and Powerful A to Z Theme Reveal Blogfest! Sign-ups for the 2015 A to Z Blogging Challenge are already under way. If you have done it before, you know how much fun it is (good for you!) and if you have not, this i...
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Thanks for asking me Guilie.  What I plan to do is use this challenge to do my research for the prequel to What Came Before and to share with readers as I do it.  
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Curaçao's Seaquarium Beach is up for the Readers' Choice Travel Awards. This is the beach that saw me arrive to this island, the one that turned my 6-month stay into more than a decade, and where the love of my life kissed me for the first time. Isn't that proof enough that it's, indeed, the Best Caribbean Beach? ;)
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Lessons of 2014
1 . Rhythm is the key to discipline. (Achieving that rhythm is on the list for 2015.) 2 . Unconditional acceptance is the most beautiful gift of love. 3 . Nostalgia is a powerful drug. It feels good (in a masochistic kind of way), is great as an excuse to a...
1. Rhythm is the key to discipline. (Achieving that rhythm is on the list for 2015.) 2. Unconditional acceptance is the most beautiful gift of love. 3. Nostalgia is a powerful drug. It feels good (in a masochistic kind of w...
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Like Lucy says, better late than never ;) Here's the link to my theme reveal post--and now I need to get busy checking out all y'all's. 
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E-communications: A Reality Check
A friend asked me for some help with a project he's working on, a few suggestions for short stories that might be apt for sparking a child's imagination. I'm not an expert--not even remotely--on children's literature, and I told him that, but he wasn't inte...
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I use Facebook to keep in contact with my family and friends. I use Google Hangouts to keep in touch with my niece. We color, sometimes we sew (she's just learning embroidery), and often we make up silly stories. I use email to communicate, and I stay on top of it all. I can't imagine not, although if the meme that offers to pay me three million US dollars for no e-communication for three months is true--I would do it in a heartbeat, collect my money, and then spend the next week on-line.
 
Mexico is a proud nation today
At the Oscars last night, Alejandro González Iñarritu, the Mexican director of Birdman, was awarded the gold man for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Movie. On his third visit to the awards stage, for Best Movie, he dedicated the award to t...
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The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell (the B-Quotes Series)
I've been reading some really amazing, life-changing, perspective-altering books lately. Well, always, I suppose. But it recently struck me that most of the wisdom I find on the page, as powerful as it might feel to me at the moment of reading, will inevita...
I've been reading some really amazing, life-changing, perspective-altering books lately. Well, always, I suppose. But it recently struck me that most of the wisdom I find on the page, as powerful as it might feel to me at the...
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The waiting and the rejections of beautiful manuscripts are painful for the agents that represent them, too. This agent went out and did something about it.
http://www.alanrinzler.com/blog/2015/01/03/wouldn%E2%80%99t-you-love-an-agent-like-this-one/
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I make up lies and put them on paper. Ok, on the computer screen.
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    Writer, 2011 - present
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Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
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Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico - Montclair, NJ - Cancun, Mexico
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Traded tax planning for writing. Yep. Went off the deep end.
Introduction
Je ne cherche pas; je trouve. 
~ Pablo Picasso

Writer, dog rescuer, citizen of the world. It's about the journey. And the books. Oh, the books.
Bragging rights
Convinced my boyfriend that his pet allergies were inconsequential compared to rescuing homeless animals. We now have seven dogs, and we've found homes for nine other rescues. B/f now loves animals, worries about their food and water, makes sure they're indoors when it rains... Yes, I'm damn proud of that.
Education
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    International Tax Planning, 2008 - 2011
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a review of Tell the Wolves I'm Home
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I hadn't cried with a book like I did with this one in many, many years. The characters crackle with electricity, the story sweeps you up an

Could Mexico’s Missing Students Spark a Revolution?
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The country seems to be trembling at the edge of a terrible cataclysm—or, for the hopeful, an inspiring transformation.

2014 – November 1 – The Inevitable – - Ramey Writes
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Uprooted. November is here, and we’re reading “The Inevitable” by Guilie Castillo-Oriard. The Tepper Twist: “The inevitable has a dark ring

2014 – October 22 – The Way It Is – - Ramey Writes
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Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Member of Jack White's Band and the Mars Volta, Has...
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Owens was on tour with Jack White in Mexico at time of death

Rescue Isn’t For Sissies by @Guilie73 - Vidya Sury
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Dog rescuing isn’t for sissies. It breaks your heart, over and over. But once in a very long, long while, there comes along a happily-ever-a

F is for First...as in First Principle of True Teaching
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In yesterday's paper I spotted an article that brings home the point that in all the current election frenzy in India, hardly anyone is spea

Love is in the Air--Get Out the Gas Mask!
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Today is Valentine's Day! A day that is celebrated by millions of people whether it be sweethearts or friends. Let's see what this "Day of L

Fighting writer's block: six easy tips to help inspire writing
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When you’re stuck inside with cabin fever, it’s hard to get inspired. Here are six tips to insure you don’t turn out like Jack Torrance when

Boston, from One Citizen of the World Who Calls Himself a Runner
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Many people were physically injured at the site of the explosions, but even more must have been wounded in other ways. Something that should

Política y elecciones en Google
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Política y elecciones en Google: El centro electoral en el que puedes mirar, debatir y estudiar el devenir de la campaña digital, participar

Curiosidades de Lima: La llama de la plaza San Martín.
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En el monumento de la plaza San Martín existe una pequeña llama encima del casco de bronce de una de las figuras. La historia cuenta que el

C is for Cerialis
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C is for Quintus Petilius Cerialis. And who was he? Yesterday’s post finished with the rescue of Queen Cartimandua of the Brigantes and the

Never Promise the Moon
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“I mean it. I love you.” “How much?” “A lot.” “How much is a lot?” “A whole lot.” “I want specifics. Do you love me like you just want to ge

Paris Review – Happy March 21, Sadie Stein
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