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Who Lives Here? Hammock Room

In Other, Writing by ashbydodd

Writing Exercise: Who lives here? Take 30 minutes to give a full outline of the character that lives in this specific space. This writing prompt doesn’t need a story line and keeps you focused on character development instead.

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Writing Exercise: Cowboy Chipmunk

In Other, Writing by ashbydodd

Get along… little chipmunk?! When I stumbled across this insanely ridiculous stock photo, I had to turn it into an insanely ridiculous writing exercise… see for yourself: Set your timer for 30 minutes and write a fictional backstory that explains the photo of the chipmunk …

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Dance Short Film: Raised by Krump

In Dance, Movies & TV, Other by ashbydodd

“Raised by Krump” explores the LA-born dance movement “krumping,” and how the dance has helped the lives of some of the area’s most influential dancers. In most cases, when a guy opts for dancing as an alternative to violence, it’s the start of an 80’s …

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New Standard of Used Car Ads

In Other, Web by ashbydodd

If you google used car sales, you’ll get a mix of sites that will direct you to hundreds of used car sites as well individual sales by owner.  There are so many options out there, it can get too overwhelming for a buyer.  Every seller …

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War Paint: The Musical

In Books, History, Music, Other, Style, Theater by ashbydodd

“It’s one of the great fueds in American business….” – Richard Schlesinger Before the 1930’s, the only women who wore makeup to decorate their faces were working in the spotlight or on the streets; then came Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden.  The triumphs of these …

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The Sound of Natural Silence

In Movies & TV, Other, Travel, Wellness by ashbydodd

When was the last time you were in a location with only natural sound? Never? Gordon Hempton’s mission is simple in theory, to record the last remaining ‘quiet places’ of the world before they vanish.  Known as an acoustic ecologist, Hempton has traveled to untouched …

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Writing Exercise: Phrophecy

In Other, Writing by ashbydodd

Prophecy: An inspired utterance of a prophet. A prediction of something to come. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to set a timer for 30 minutes and write a fictional story that centers around the definition for the word ‘Prophecy’.  As noted …

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Let’s Go! The Ice Caves Vatnajökull

In Other, Travel by ashbydodd

A real life winter wonderland. Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland is a must for any adventure-seeking globetrotter.  From volcanoes to glaciers, this vast expanse of protected land is a nature lover’s dream.  But there is nothing more dreamy than the breathtaking ice caves of the …

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Break Time: Kauai Timelapse

In Other, Travel, Wellness by ashbydodd

It’s the middle of the week and it’s time for you to sit back and take a few minutes for yourself.  Easier said than done, right? I feel you, trust me.  This work-a-holic gal can’t ever seem to shut off her mind… unless I can …