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Be Prepared: The Emergency Bag

I’ve spent a lot of time reviewing blog posts and YouTube channels devoted to prepping, and I’ve reached some initial conclusions about the subject. First of all, prepping can get super expensive very fast. It’s easy to go overboard. Somewhere

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The Quest for Home by Jacqui Murray

Jacqui Murray has released another book in her prehistoric man series: The Quest for Home. With this volume she’s managed an extremely difficult trick—a sequel that picks up where the last book left off, and yet a reader who’s new

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While the Bombs Fell by Robbie Cheadle and Elsie Hancy Eaton

There’s a saying about real life: it’s very poorly organized. In fiction, we can have our make-believe people say all the right things in all the right places, craft our villains into anything from being totally evil to fatally misunderstood,

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Moments We Love, Poetry by Balroop Singh

Balroop Singh has released a new poetry collection, and that’s an event that’s worth the attention of contemporary poetry lovers. Ms. Singh has a unique style, one I can appreciate as a short story writer. Her work is generally free

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Being Prepared: Hunkering Down in a Power Outage

I’ve developed a new interest over the past few months—prepping—although I’m not certain that most “real” preppers would consider me one. I leave zombie apocalypses to the movies and think of it more as simply being prepared, going back to

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My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons by Bette A. Stevens

Bette A. Sevens is a real Renaissance woman when it comes to writing–she does it all. Children’s fiction and nonfiction with her charming story of Matilda the Monarch butterfly as well as her Tanagram puzzle book, historical fiction with Pure

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To the Victor: Tales of Magic and Adventure

How can a feral refrigerator find a reason to exist? Can love overcome a dragon bent on domination beyond his wildest dreams? And is a platypus bound by the constraints of time and space like everyone else? In these fourteen

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