April 16, 2014
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Whimsical, Winsome Wednesdays: Edition XXI

By Kathleen. Though last weekend I had the most fun I’ve had in awhile, I’m paying for it now. I swear, each day I wake up more sleepy than the last, but I’m not complaining. I’ll take a fully-booked weekend … Continue reading

March 19, 2014
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Whimsical, Winsome Wednesdays: Edition XVII

By Kathleen. I’m still gushing over this past week weekend, but I guess days spent with some of your favorite people on this planet will do that to you. I’ll spare you the love song & will try to be … Continue reading

November 4, 2013
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Tapestry Takes

By Kathleen. Today’s already been a terrific Tapestry-filled morning. It started off with a wonderful in-house brainstorming session (mega things to come!), and then I was off to Skype three amazing people for their introduction videos. Now, I don’t want … Continue reading

October 16, 2013
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Whimsical, Winsome Wednesdays: Edition V

By Kathleen. [insert intro here — not feeling too creative on this end, folks. I always did struggle with writing ledes]. a is for addicted | In high school, I was the classic academic. Preferring reading a book to breaking a … Continue reading

September 18, 2013
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Whimsical, Winsome Wednesdays

By Kathleen. Hey, all. Each Wednesday — because why not choose the center of the week to spice it up a bit? — I’ll try to relay my A, B, Cs of the week. I mean, I hear it’s as … Continue reading

August 6, 2013
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Book Review: The Moon and More

By Kathleen. In my tween years I was obsessed — and I mean obsessed in a not-quite-but-nearly cult-like way — with Sarah Dessen books. When each new one came out, I’d beg my mom to take me to the bookstore … Continue reading

July 16, 2013
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Twi-Bashing

By Ally For all of you that were in high school, middle school or college during the fateful Twilight years of 2006-2010 (I’m talking about the early days, back when it was still just a cult favorite) then I’m sure … Continue reading

June 26, 2013
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Book Review of Kimberly Derting’s “The Pledge” by Otessa Ghadar

  Book summary: In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, … Continue reading

May 31, 2013
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Edward P. Jones: The James Joyce of black Washington

  Edward P. Jones, a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, was born and raised in Washington, D.C. According to The Washington Post’s Jonathan Yardley, Jones is “one of the most important writers of his own generation.” All of the locations described … Continue reading