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Movies Help Bring History Alive!

Movies Help Bring History Alive! by C.K. Thomas Recently I watched three movies: Trumbo, The Majestic, and The Dish. I got to thinking how much my classmates and I loved watching a “film” during class. In elementary school during the … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Face a Blank Page

Four Ways to Face a Blank Page by C.K. Thomas Pique Curiosity Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” opens with the description of a golden statue of a prince. Early in the story, the statue begins to cry and a swallow … Continue reading

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The Little People

The Little People by C. K. Thomas In 1967, John Peterson published a novel for children about a family of little people with tails who hid in the walls of the Biggs family’s house. The Littles became a series of … Continue reading

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The Season of Love

The Season of Love by C. K. Thomas When you’re out and about during the holidays, notice the couples. Can you guess whether they’re married or dating? Here’s a fun exercise my husband and I tried during our Thanksgiving trip … Continue reading

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Fanfare for the Art of Fans

Fanfare for the Art of Fans by C. K. Thomas Have you ever wondered why you’re drawn to certain items, possibly fascinated enough to collect them? Gift shops in museums, historic homes, strip malls, and antique stores sometimes offer lovely … Continue reading

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A Poet’s Inspiration

A Poet’s Inspiration by C. K. Thomas While rummaging through my Inspirations folder, I ran across this quote: “When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from … Continue reading

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Amazing Sailor, Metal Sculpture, and Author – Alice Otsuji Hager (09-13-1920 to 01-13-2014) by C.K. Thomas As a second-generation Japanese American, Alice Otsuji Hager spent time during World War II in the Gila River Relocation Camp, along with her parents … Continue reading

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