Book of the Week: Writer’s Block & Creative Block

The Writer’s Block by Jason Rekulak Creative Block by Lou Harry These two block shaped books are a great help for writers.  They are not made to be read from beginning to end like most books.  Instead, when you are looking for ideas to get you started on a writing project, you flip open to…

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Gems and Crystals: Ammolite

Ammolite was only recently recognized (1981) as an organic gemstone.  Individual stones have a mix of several iridescent colors. Reds and greens as the primary color are the most common due to the blue and purple being more fragile.  It is the fossilized remains of an Ammonite, a prehistoric creature similar to the nautilus.  They are found all…

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Gold Fish Bowl

Have you ever had a gold fish bowl or an aquarium?  When you first put fish in them they occasionally bump into the glass.  After a while they learn how far they can swim without bumping the glass and will swim faster without problems.  Move them into a larger bowl or aquarium and for a…

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Atheists and the Golden Compass

Atheists are up in arms over some church groups banning the new movie “The Golden Compass” because Phillip Pullman, the author of the book the movie is based on, is an atheist.  If that were true, they would have every reason to complain and I would agree with them, but is isn’t.  Many books, movie scripts,…

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