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Andrea Schwalm
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Writer. Photographer. Bibliophile. Sci fi dreamer.
Writer. Photographer. Bibliophile. Sci fi dreamer.

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Sweaters: out. Firepits: blazing. It's fall! Don't just carve a pumpkin, eat one!

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Latest for Glittersquid: Would you fix a car or build a house with cheap tools? Your school and art supplies deserve a similar level of respect!

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Interesting to writers and appreciators of beauty: "Both Frank and April are, in some sense, victims of her beauty, of its hold on Frank’s imagination. They both would have been better off if he had let her go. And this is key: if April’s looks give her power, it’s not always a power that works to her advantage. The course of her life is shaped by Frank’s need to repeatedly win her affection. Young and without a better alternative on the horizon, she gives in to the pull of Frank’s desire and decides that what she feels is probably love, or at least close enough."

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I loved everything about this article. For non-writers, YMMV: “Kids think through their problems by creating fantasy worlds in ways adults don’t,” Griswold says. “Within these parallel universes, things can be solved, shaped and understood.” Just as children learn best through hands-on activities, they tend to process their feelings through metaphorical reenactments. “Stories,” Griswold noted, “serve a purpose beyond pleasure, a purpose encoded in analogies. Story arcs, like dreams, have an almost biological function.”

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How Alan Rickman ruined me for all other men.

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Kind of lovely. "And that’s what I found myself loving. Those houses out of Architectural Digest may be lovely, but give me a room that tells something about the person who lived there — a room that displays a sense of humor, a sense of drama, and most important, a passionate soul."

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Always good to see more written about Vivian Maier. http://nyti.ms/1mS8SqQ


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I like to follow up all major hospitalizations with something traumatizing. Immediately after the boy's first major surgery, I read THE HOT ZONE. This time I might have outdone myself, though...

Yes, thank you for the invite, +Brunner Nathan 
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