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Diane SPB
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Mother, Teacher, Artist & Blogger
Mother, Teacher, Artist & Blogger

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That Final Flight!
 It's interesting to me how the soft underbelly of those we love comes forth most profoundly in their birth & then in their passing. Another chapter in a whole lifetime seemed crammed in to that last month my dad & I had together. At home he rustled the pag...

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From What I Want To What Is
Yep, this is a real photo. This is me with a rope around my waist
& my sister standing ominously off to the side, looking like she's
ready to hurl a huge snowball at me. It's disturbing, but not quite what
it seems. In New Jersey, where this was taken, t...

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Yep, this is a real photo. This is me with a rope around my waist
& my sister standing ominously off to the side, looking like she's
ready to hurl a huge snowball at me. It's disturbing, but not quite what
it seems. In New Jersey, where this was taken, t...

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Epic of Everest 1924 Silent Film
'Filming in brutally harsh conditions with a hand-cranked camera,
Captain John Noel captured images of breathtaking beauty &
considerable historic significance. The film is also among the earliest
filmed records of life in Tibet & features sequences at P...

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WELCOME TO THE PRESIDENT
Many folks suffer with PTSD from traumatic experiences in their past that evolve from not feeling safe &/or abandoned: authoritarian abuse, war, rape, neglect, a bad relationship or car accident. One  learns the coping mechanisms & healing needed to go on t...

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 “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”  Joseph Brodsky Jewish Poet 'A Russian newspaper declared that his
poetry was “pornographic and anti-Soviet.” The authorities were worried
because he was becoming so popular an...

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AHA
When I was around 4, I did not experience the ability to make choices in many areas of my young life, but I do remember experiencing the power & freedom of moving my body. As I grew, a regimented Ballet teacher scared the young crap out of me, but on bikes ...

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Dead Horse Bay Assemblage Playground
"In 1926, much of the salt marsh
surrounding Dead Horse Bay and the rest of Barren Island were pumped
with sand from Jamaica Bay .
This raised the land to 16 feet above the high tide mark and connected
the islands to each other, and the mainland of Broo...

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"Doris Lessing was out shopping for groceries when the Nobel Prize
announcement came. Arriving home to a gathering of reporters, she
exclaimed, "Oh Christ! "I've won all the prizes in Europe, every bloody one, so I'm delighted to win them all. It's a roya...
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