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Dude, Is That a Dragon or am I Just High?
"There weren't always dragons in the valley." “Dude, stay off the acid! That’s a lizard.” "No, Josh. It’s got wings. It was flying!”
10 Movies All About Music
Music is gateway to another world and watching movies is also. Put the two together and it’s magic. Here are some movies that have music to speak to the soul.
How to Live in a Van
It’s easier when you’re by the river. Find a spot with moving water. Wash your clothes over a rock. Skinny dip when you feel dirty. Cut your hair. Remember how much money you used to spend on shampoo. It felt like a different life then.
How To Be An Ally
Every year, LGBTQIA+ events are held in June in honour of Stonewall. As we approach June, it's important to learn how to be inclusive and welcoming during pride month - the one month of the year where the LGBTQIA+ community can be open and celebrated. Or, that's the way it's supposed to be, anyway. Even during pride, a lot of queer youth and adults feel excluded and afraid, especially living in specific communities. As a queer ally, it's important to stand up for your loved ones, and to stand up to those who make us feel threatened or scared.
Are You a "REAL" Artist?
It always amazes me how much power we give words. We see a lot of people writing an article and then saying in the article, “I just like to write, but I’m not a writer.”
Grapefruit Sour Dream Strain Review
I have sacred rules I abide by when consuming the ganja. Some of them being I'm not too fond of bongs. I usually even avoid pipes. I trust my nose more than my eyes, and the most important rule of them all that I never break is:
Caravaggio and Art Beyond The Mannerism
Imagine you are in the 17th century in a time where few paintings had lighting and depth, looking at a Caravaggio painting for the first time, it's probably impossible for us to have that same mentality, in a time before TV, film, photography and screens, when the only visual arts describing human forms were paintings and sculptures.
Life Lessons From a Nursing Home Activity Aide
*This article was originally posted on Medium. I'd just graduated from a community college. In the beginning, I was nervous about not finding work due to COVID-19. That summer, 'heroes wanted' ads started popping up more and more. Shortly after applying, I participated in a phone-call interview, and a few weeks later, I was hired as a part-time employee.
Mom - At 87 You Became a Punk Rock Fan?
Oh Mom. I knew it was your last Christmas with us. In the uncanny way I have of knowing when people are going to die, I knew this was it. And I was going to cherish every moment with you.
We belong to the earth
Feel your breath Wonder at your mind’s eye view Your inner canyons Your oceans and tide's Your inner landscapes and outer worlds
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