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Books

Reading Choices

As a kid, I could easily be described as a voracious reader, someone who accidentally incited a note home about reading a book in between words during a spelling test (note: I wasn’t cheating, I was utilizing vital reading time).

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Parenting

Playing Pretend

I recently noticed something exciting: my son has discovered his imagination. Callum just turned two, and recently he’s started showing signs of having a wild imagination. He opens his books to pictures of food and pretends to chomp down, usually expressing an enthusiastic “MMMMMM!” or a disgusted “bleccch!” He loves to feed us these imaginary […]

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Perspectives

Scenes That Instantly Ignite my Imagination

As a creative, daydreamy writer-type, it doesn’t take much to send my imagination swirling. But there are some things that are sort of dreamy little hot-buttons, and despite the fact that I’m An Adult now I still regress into childlike wonder whenever I see them.

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Perspectives

Immersion

What is Immersion? Ever wonder why you totally love a story, games, TV show or movie, or why you have fond memories of them? Maybe it’s because of immersion. The feeling of “being there” with the protagonists. Feeling with them, thinking with them, living with them, immersed into their world.

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Pop Culture

In Defense of Disney

Many people, who get to know my feminist, sarcastic, often-cynical self, are surprised to find out that I still love everything Disney. I love the old movies (some of) the new ones, and I absolutely LOVE Disney World. And yes, I mean Walt Disney World, the official name for the East Coast version of the […]