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Words with a Wordsmith – Kate Quinn

Give yourself permission to be bad. That first draft is going to be terrible, but it’s ok; everybody’s is. Don’t give in to that little voice that says “This is terrible, whoever said you could do this?” because then you will never write anything.

Origin of Memorial Day

Origin of Memorial Day

For some, Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was originally known, is simply a day off, an excuse for a barbeque, swimming, and the kickoff to...

Travel Blog – Preston, Idaho

Travel Blog – Preston, Idaho

The day was bitter cold, with snow on the ground and ice floating in the river. Cannons from the nearby ridge opened fire with grapeshot. The Shoshone had a few rifles with faulty powder. They tried to defend their families with bows and arrows. Soldiers charged the camp, and were initially repelled, but flanked on two sides and overwhelmed the defenders with superior numbers and firepower. Chaos ensued. One woman picked up a pistol to protect her baby and was shot by an officer. Women were shot trying to swim the river with babies on their backs, a vain attempt to escape.

Music to Woo and Fight

Music to Woo and Fight

Music serves as entertainment, a call to action, and a way of bringing people together. Any movie or television show incorporates music - we know...