Ditching the Plastic with Shampoo Bars

No, I'm not dirty. I had been looking for ways to reduce my waste lately--food waste, time waste, plastic waste, money waste--when my search to simplify coincided with a sobering realization. I put an awful lot of harmful crap on my body. Makeup, lotions, antiperspirants, tampons, medicine, shampoo, toothpaste and more, everything that comes into …

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The Blue Moonberry Wolf and the Wicked Child

This is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood I wrote for my public relations class from the wolf's perspective. Enjoy! -Allyson (the wicked child) Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful wolf named Wolfgang. He lived deep in the far-away forest where the foothills shimmered with emerald blades of grass while babbling brooks …

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The Witch’s Child, Wicked and Wonderful

Bedtime Stories Lilian Moore "Tell me a story," Says Witch's Child. "About the Beast So fierce and wild. About a ghost That shrieks and groans. A skeleton That rattles bones. About a Monster Crawly-creepy. Something nice To make me sleepy."     This is my mother's favorite poem. She seemed to recite it constantly when …

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The Day Gets Busier as the Hours Fly By | Three Peaks and a Valley #18

This series, Three Peaks and a Valley refers to three positive moments and one negative moment that happens during a twenty-four hour period of my life. When I’m feeling down, my mom tells me to remember one positive and one negative thing about the experience: a peak and a valley. Three Peaks and a Valley …

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