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    FIV-Positive Cat: Should I Adopt a Cat With FIV?

    2 months ago

    Adopting a cat with FIV is a rewarding experience. FIV-positive cats are not high-maintenance pets; they will be a wonderful addition to your home.

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    How Fiona Apple Enriched My Vocabulary

    3 years ago

    Besides her gorgeous, soulful contralto and mood-driven, sometimes erratic piano-playing, Apple's lyrics are where she really comes to life.

  • The Best Female Singer We All Forgot About

    The Best Female Singer We All Forgot About

    12 years ago

    As a lover of 60's music as well as strong female vocalists, it saddens me that some great talent from those days has been long forgotten. I'm not talking about Janis Joplin, because she, most deservedly, has not been forgotten (although, folks...

  • We Don't Just Listen to Rock 'n' Roll...

    We Don't Just Listen to Rock 'n' Roll...

    13 years ago

    ...we feel it in our hearts, minds, souls, and bodies. Yes; bodies. This past Christmas I received many wonderful gifts from my loving friends and family, but one in particular is proving to be as fun and exciting to me as whatever shiny new toys...

  • The Excitement of Writing....Again!

    The Excitement of Writing....Again!

    13 years ago

    I'm currently absorbed in a writing project once again and it feels so good to be back, to be so into something that I lose track of time and just write for hours on end, ignoring the painful grumbling in my stomach from not eating all day, because...

  • Harry Potter, Songs for the Departed

    Harry Potter, Songs for the Departed

    14 years ago

    After the seventh and final Harry Potter book was released, the wonderful podcast Mugglecast (run by the guys -- and girl -- from Mugglenet) re-read the book and did a chapter-by-chapter segment on the show every week, discussing in depth the...

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    10 Must-See Broadway Musicals

    14 years ago

    Among my many passions and obsessions, musical theatre is one of the most deep-rooted. I was sent a request to make a list of ten must-see musicals, and it wasn't easy; there are a lot of other amazing musicals I wish I could've fit on this list,...



    14 years ago

    Last year when I moved to Chicago, I did a lot to experience the city and see all that it has to offer. One of those things was this: After waiting for two hours outside of the NBC building in Chicago and after going through metal detectors,...

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    "All Was Well" : Why I, Unlike So Many Others, Liked the Harry Potter Epilogue

    14 years ago

    I am an avid Harry Potter fan. And I'm not using the word "avid" lightly. I've been to midnight book releases, I've seen the band Harry and the Potters six times, I've dressed up as Crookshanks more times than I'd care to mention, I've lost count of...

  • What You Should Really Ask Santa For

    What You Should Really Ask Santa For

    14 years ago

    In my sophomore year of high school, I wrote for the school newspaper. For our December edition, each of us on the writing/editing staff listed ten things we wanted for Christmas to be published in the newspaper. While everyone else's lists...

  • A Defense of Nostalgia

    A Defense of Nostalgia

    14 years ago

    I read something today that made me reevaluate a lot of things in my life. Well, nothing too important. Not my philosophies on life, religious beliefs, political views, or anything heavy like that. Just some silly television shows, music groups,...


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