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Mar.18.2014 - 5:30 pm
Looking for short tales to use for tutoring, I found this. It appears that the Andersen fairy tale was not the main inspiration for Frozen, but rather this legend (which also...
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Mar.10.2014 - 5:27 pm
First a disclaimer. I am not much of a poet. I do write songs for kids as part of my day job, which are on the level of nursery rhymes. I make up songs in Filipino for my kids at...
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Mar.07.2014 - 2:26 pm
At last Frozen and its song "Let it Go" have won their well-deserved Oscars, so now maybe Disney should start looking to improve its body of work to follow the pattern of those. I...
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Feb.25.2014 - 4:13 pm
I'm getting a little tired of all the articles I've been seeing complaining about Disney princesses. Granted, Disney's portrayal of its heroines has its faults, but I think it's...
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I’ve always been fascinated with stories of real-life survival, like those featured in The Reader’s Digest. Zeitoun is one of the best I’ve read of this type of non-fiction. In...

Comments from Raissa

Sep.28.2013 - 7:29 am
In response to: My New Book at the Book Fair
I'd be happy to sign a copy for you if we ever run into each other.
Sep.01.2013 - 10:00 pm
In response to: Musing on Myths
Thanks for reading my post though it was badly edited (had to rush off to attend to the baby). There is a book of...
Jul.30.2013 - 1:39 am
In response to: Ways of Seeing Women Writers
Thank you for your insights. Perhaps they did not think they were treating the deaths of these women lightly, but it...
Jul.14.2013 - 3:59 pm
In response to: Making pieces slide into place
Its' an idea I've been playing around with for a while.
Jun.27.2013 - 10:49 pm
In response to: The Odd Thing About People Who Own Lots of Books
Your wife sounds a lot like me.