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About carilynn27

Reading and writing and writing about reading are my passion. I've been keeping a journal since I was 14. I also write fiction and poetry. I published my first collection of short stories, "Radiant Darkness" in 2000. I followed that up with my first collection of poetry in 2001 called "Journey without a Map." In 2008, I published "Persephone's Echo" another collection of poetry. Since then I've also published Emotional Espionage, The Way The Story Ended, My Perfect Drug and Out There. I have my BA in English from The Ohio State University at Mansfield and my MA in English Lit from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also have my Post BA Certificate in Women's Studies. I am the mother of two beautiful children. :-)

Private Government

Private Government: How Employers Rule Over Our Lives (And Why We Don’t Talk About It) By Elizabeth Anderson, 2017 Elizabeth Anderson gave a series of Tanner Lectures at Princeton University in 2014 on Political Philosophy. During these lectures she discussed … Continue reading

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College Unbound

College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means For Students By Jeffery J Selingo, 2013 Students are pressured to go to a 4 year college, but many drop out. Some find success in a 2 year Community … Continue reading

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After The War Zone

After The War Zone:  Returning Troops and Their Families By Laurie B Slone, PhD and Mathew J Friedman, MD, PhD, 2008 The book was written to help understand the cycle of deployment and dealing with changes during deployments, as well … Continue reading

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Nutcracker Nonsense

March 25, 2019   Nutcracker Nonsense I just watched Disney’s 2018 movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and I was disappointed. To be fair, I had pretty high hopes for it. When I was in 6th Grade we did a … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindenwald

Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindenwald  Saturday the 17th of November I took the kids to see Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindenwald. We all enjoyed the movie despite the plot holes. A lot of Harry Potter fans … Continue reading

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power November 2018 This She-Ra is less edgy than the original perhaps, but more modern. She-Ra represents modern Feminism and it is interesting to note the sometime subtle differences crept up in the 32 or … Continue reading

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The Lady in White

The Lady in White Halloween 1992 was different.  I skipped the Haunted Hotel, Trick or Treat and the Parade. It was a chilly October night when I took a stroll downtown in Shelby. I often took walks alone, exploring and … Continue reading

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