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Perspectives On Apocalypse

Fictional Perspectives On Apocalypse 1. Most people hate the rain, ruins their hair and makeup. Gotta wear ugly rain boots, cars splash you when they pass. Some people love the rain. Standing in the pouring rain can be so freeing, and it's always fun to splash around in the puddles. If you ever wondered how … Continue reading Perspectives On Apocalypse

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Sharbat Gula, The Afghan Girl: Where Is She Now. ~The Full Updated Story

Sharbat Gula, The Afghan Girl, has mesmerised the world, first with her stunning green eyes on National Geographic's Cover and now with her continued life story. For the first time read her whole story covering the last thirty-three years. New photographs included. By Amanda Ricks and Surprising Lives

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Smart People Tend To Do These 10 Things. Do You?

Do you wonder if you're smart? Really intelligent, perhaps. There's obviously lots of ways to test your actual IQ but many of us prefer not to get so technical about the topic. Listed below are ten attributes that typically smart or intelligent people possess. Check them out and see how many of them fit you. … Continue reading Smart People Tend To Do These 10 Things. Do You?

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Kylie’s Warrior (A Story About Childhood Abuse And PTSD)

When the little girl looked up, she saw brown eyes with a fire in them and the beginning of creases in the outer corner. Faint creases, perhaps from staring at the sun or seeing too much of the world. But the eyes, although piercing had a kindness in them that looked down at the little … Continue reading Kylie’s Warrior (A Story About Childhood Abuse And PTSD)

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Lotte Hofmeester: Birth-16 Years On Updated Time-Lapse Video

In 2015, I posted a three-minute video of Lotte Hofeester which recorded the first thirteen years of her life in time-lapse as taken by her father. It was a cool video showing all the different stages and changes Lotte went through during those years of growth. Now there's an updated video showing Lotte from 0-16 years … Continue reading Lotte Hofmeester: Birth-16 Years On Updated Time-Lapse Video

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Terry Fox: Canadian Hero, Against The Odds

Terry Fox is one of Canada's heroes and he became that against the odds. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Terry Fox was 22 years old in 1980 when he set out to run approximately 8,000 kilometres across Canada. This was a tremendous feat, and the fact that Fox planned to … Continue reading Terry Fox: Canadian Hero, Against The Odds

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Temple Grandin: The Cattle Lady, Honoured

Temple Grandin, or 'the cattle lady,' is a Colorado State University professor of animal sciences and spokesperson for autism. Prof Grandin is one of 10 women to be named to the National Women’s Hall of Fame for 2017. The organisation describes the inductees' work as having changed the course of human history. Grandin has been a … Continue reading Temple Grandin: The Cattle Lady, Honoured

One More Try | spearfruit

An amazing, insightful, and honest post by someone who has become to me somewhat of a hero. Terry or Spearfruit never ceases to show strength, courage, dignity, and positivity as he is progressing through a very difficult course of cancer treatment. Please enjoy his post. "There are countless posts on my blog written about life; the … Continue reading One More Try | spearfruit

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The Enthralling Maasai People of Today

Visiting Maasai Village was one of the programs of our Safari Tour in Maasai Mara. On our second day after having lunch at the edge of Mara River, Tom, our guide and driver, took us to a Maasai village to see how Nomadic people live in person. This time, Tom was not the first person … Continue reading The Enthralling Maasai People of Today

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You Are Not Alone ~ Christmas Eve

As we lay our heads down this Christmas Eve may we say a prayer for the greatest gift of all. Peace On Earth. Blessings to everyone no matter where you are. from Amanda and family And here is one of the most touching and beautiful poems for those of you who may be alone this … Continue reading You Are Not Alone ~ Christmas Eve

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Nostalgia: British Sweets And London

I have a wonderful nostalgic memory of waiting for the train at Winchester station. My mother and I would take the train to London and for a treat, she would buy me a "sweet" or as you would probably call it, a candy bar from the vending machine. Photo courtesy YouTube My favourite chocolate bar … Continue reading Nostalgia: British Sweets And London