Bibliosmia: The Only Good Indians

. . . I plunged into a story that had some very familiar elements, shape shifting entities, animals with intelligence as high has humans, and cultural loss and confusion. Only the first violent scene turned my attention to the frontispiece and notes, and I realized that the book is considered a horror book.

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Healthify Your Life: Balsamic Reduction

What if I told you the flavor of expensive, traditional balsamic vinegar could be achieved with a cheap $5 bottle of balsamic vinegar? You’ve probably heard of balsamic reduction and balsamic glaze at fancy restaurants, drizzled over roasted veggies or vanilla ice cream. Balsamic reduction glaze is super easy to make and an interesting, cheap way to experiment in your kitchen.

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Deborah Westervelt

Deborah Westervelt Writer Deborah Westervelt, a 2011 St. Louis Regional Art Commission CAT Institute graduate, a writer, and social justice advocate, has worked in community

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Bibliosmia: The Lilac Girls is No Springtime Stroll

The book follows the lives of three women, which while not entirely intertwined, certainly intersect. Each woman has her own voice and chapters. There was a time that this gimmick would have gotten you a rejection from an agent or publisher, likely on a sticky note, that read “Whose story is this? Pick a main character, rewrite and resubmit.” Those days are long gone; the multiple voice narrative is very common now, fueled, partly, by movies like “Crash” and “Mulholland Drive”.

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Growing Your Business with Branding, Part 1

Self-employment is not for the faint of heart.
This month, I am introducing my new business column. It is my goal to speak to all my friends that are self-employed and bring some of my knowledge to you. We will discuss marketing, brand personality, websites and even (one of my least favorite things) social media marketing (bleh). We will have interviews with local businesspeople and learn what tools they have used to help them succeed. Most of all, I hope to help you grow and succeed!

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Healthify Your Life!

Do you spend a lot of money on take-out? How about delivery? Fast food, including pizza, can add up fast! Try jotting down every time you buy a coffee, a gas station burrito, or fast food, or anything not from your home kitchen – for one week. You might be surprised at how much money you are spending! Now, I don’t mean to be a Debbie-downer here so I am going to give you tips to keeps your meals fast, fresh, and healthy.

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Seven Questions-Seven Minutes: February

In 2013, Karen helped found Community Spirit United Church of Christ, which is currently meeting online and looking forward to returning to the Ute Indian Museum when the pandemic is over. For almost 50 years now, Karen’s religious and spiritual life has been informed by a statement made by one of her early mentors, who said “The greatest act of faith is to question.”

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Excruciatingly Basic Jazz Theory

Even if they are not understood completely, the building blocks of a topic are important to have in mind. For some, the building blocks are understood up to a point and then things become fuzzy. For others, the blocks themselves are an enigma. Theory is the building blocks of music.

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6 Ways to Avoid Burnout

At the begining of 2020 my graphic design business was really taking off. But In March all that changed when the COVID Crisis caused the world spiraling out of control. Yet, even during lockdown, I was experiencing physical and mental burnout. How did I learn to refocus and start my journey towards healing? Read more to find out!

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