World Cup Reads

Are you watching this year's World Cup in Russia? It's been so full of drama! More drama even than the USMNT's disqualifying loss to Trinidad and Tobago last fall! (Sorry, guys. Better luck next time.) And on that note, for those of you not yet caught up: SPOILERS AHEAD! Have a Ronaldo pic. Underdogs are…
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Kids Movies That Caused Us Trauma

So I was perusing Twitter the other day when I saw this tweet: "therapist: so where did your problems begin? me: *picture of Artax the horse sinking into the Swamp of Sorrows from The Neverending Story* " therapist: so where did your problems begin?me: pic.twitter.com/efbyA6ZaRa — may wilkerson (@shutupmay) May 17, 2018 I could completely…
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Civics 101: How to Run for Office

Welcome back to Civics 101, where we explore the information you need to know to understand the news! Lately there's been a surge of interest among the public in civic activity: voting, running for office, contacting representatives; or attending events like town halls, city council meetings, and school board meetings. Are you one of those…
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What Would Jim Holden Read?

Captain James Holden, the lead character of SyFy's The Expanse (based on the books of James S. A. Corey) is an interesting guy. He could easily be thought of as your typical big, dumb hero who accidentally gets caught in the middle of political intrigue and magically comes out unscathed in the end. But while all…
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Vietnam War Fiction

I know I'm behind the times here, but I just started watching The Vietnam War series by Ken Burns on PBS and it is as amazing as everyone says. Fellow blogger Andy put together a nonfiction reading list related to the series earlier last year, so I wanted to do something a little different.  While…
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Olympic Glory in Pyeongchang!

The 2018 Winter Olympics are here! Are you ready for the drama? The danger? Are you ready to cheer for Team USA? Me, too! So in honor of the Pyeongchang Games, here are a few Olympic reads: Skiing The US star of the ski team is undoubtedly Mikaela Shiffrin, who won gold in the giant slalom and…
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