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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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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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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 …

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Game Over: Classic Arcade Tribute

In Games, Other by ashbydodd

Game Over by PES recreates 5 classic video ‘game over’ scenarios using stop motion with practical objects – the end result is nothing but impressive. The short video kicks off first with a quick round of Centipede, jumps over into a little round of Frogger, …

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8th Grader’s Poem: White Boy Privilege

In Other, Poetry by ashbydodd

“Dear women, I’m sorry. Dear black people, I’m sorry. Dear Asian-Americans, dear Native Americans, dear immigrants who came here seeking a better life, I’m sorry. Dear everyone who isn’t a middle or upper-class white boy, I’m sorry. I have started life on the top of …

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Break Time: Tennis Ball Factory

In Other, Sports, Wellness by ashbydodd

It’s time for another break from the chaos and this time I want you to sit back, get comfortable, and take less than four minutes to relax with the serene sights and sounds of… a tennis ball factory?  Look, I know what you’re thinking, usually …

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Break Time: Exploring Pocket Creek

In Other, Wellness by ashbydodd

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”  ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation It’s the middle of your busy day and you’re about to burst from the stress building up inside you, it’s time …

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Break Time: A Lakeside Cabin in Belgium

In Other, Wellness by ashbydodd

“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”  ― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations It seems like now would be a very good time for you to slow down a bit… but let’s face facts, taking a moment …