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1. Top Ten Movies with a Blind Hero
I turned to my friend, DevoGirl, to help me develop this list. These movies were all recommended by her. I've watched many of them, but some I've never heard of. The previews all look great to me, and knowing her great taste, I'm looking forward to seeing them all.
Most of the descriptions and r...
2. Top Ten TV Shows with a Disabled Character
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:32:28
Here is my list of TV shows that have characters with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, most are played by actors who do not have disabilities. That's nothing new, but I hope that it is changing.
I've also found that male characters tend to be more represented than female characters. I'm com...
3. No More White Walls
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:23:15
There's a lot I love about living in an apartment. The best part is having someone else come and fix anything that goes wrong! But the frustrating part is those white walls.
I've heard rumors that you can often paint as long as you paint back before you move out, but what a pain that is!
4. Top Five Movies with an Amputee Heroine
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:57
These movies were suggested to me by friends. Most of them I have not watched as of yet. So, a big thanks to my friends for gathering these titles!
I was surprised by how few movies there were to choose from. It seems as though female characters with disabilities are under represented. It is muc...
5. Top Ten Movies With A Paraplegic Hero
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:23
These are all great movies. Although I have to say I'm disappointed that only one of them has the hero played by an actor who has the disability. Only one! (And you'll have to keep reading to find out which it is)
I love all these movies and it was difficult to rank them. Any movie on here is wo...
6. Nine Movies with a Paraplegic Heroine
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:35:57
Hunting high and low I have dug up these movies that have a female paraplegic character in them. Most of them are the main character, a couple it is a side character.
It's sad to me how few movies there are showing the variety of lives and experiences that women using wheelchairs have. I hope th...
7. Top Ten Movies with an Amputee Hero
Entertainment & Media - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:42:25
I must first acknowledge the many women on the message boards who gave suggestions for films I had myself never heard of and reminded me of films I had forgotten. Thank you for the reminders and for the new suggestions. Some of those suggestions have certainly made the list.
I must also acknowle...
8. Top Five Movies with a Quadriplegic Hero
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:35:38
Unable to find ten movies with heroes who are quadriplegic, this list will be a bit shorter than the others. Perhaps more will get made or I will discover more and be able to expand this list. I hope you'll let me know in the comments if you know of any I am missing!
9. "Wounded Hero" Romance Novels
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:41:19
This phrase is a eumphemism to mean that the male love interest in the story has a physical disability. There are several reasons why we enjoy these books.
*Maybe you like to see a different kind of hero, someone other than the Fabio-model.
*Maybe you enjoy reading about people overcoming physi...
10. Five Movies with Quadriplegic Heroines
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:42:06
I've found that there's very few movies where female characters are wheelchair users. Even though disabled heroes are rare, disabled heroines are even more so!
Perhaps because in real life, spinal cord injury affects more men than women? It seems as though men are more likely to put themselves i...
11. River Song Halloween Costume
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:58
There's a new awesome archaeologist in town!
River Song is a charismatic and mysterious character introduced in the Silence in the Library episode of new Doctor Who. What's really interesting about River is that her timeline is running in the opposite direction as The Doctor's (yay for time trav...
12. Kaylee Halloween Costume
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:04:23
She is known for being bright, enthusiastic, kind, and bubbly while also being brilliant at mechanics. She keeps the spaceship Serenity flying and she does so with the brightest smile anyone's ever seen.
From the Pilot episode of Firefly:
Jayne: Captain, can you stop her from bein' cheerful, ple...
13. The Very Best Halloween Themed Food
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:02:59
One of the funnest things about Halloween is creating hilarious and amazing snacks, desserts, and other recipes that are themed for the season. Using food to create witch's hats, spiders, pumpkin look-a-likes! Surprise your friends and neighbors with your clever Halloween food!
This is the most ...
14. Updos for Long Hair
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:05:28
I love having my hair long. There are so many fun styles and impressive-looking updos I can put it in! Here I will show you my favorite ones along with any tools you'll need to create them. Most are very simple! A few take some practice.
Read on for not just instructions on updos, but also tips ...
15. Amy Pond Halloween Costume
Fashion & Beauty - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:22:48
The moment I saw Day of the Moon from Season 6 of the new Doctor Who, I knew what I was doing for Halloween that year...
The challenge for me is that I have black hair and a more full/hourglass figure than this character. I needed a costume that couldn't be anyone but Amy Pond.
Take a look at s...
16. Top Ten Movies with "Other" Physical Disabilities
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:32:39
I've done pages for movies with characters who are paraplegic, quadriplegic, blind, and amputees, but there are some physical disabilities that have so few movies that it's hard to give them their own lists!
This is the list for those that fall between the cracks. I hope that Hollywood and Indie...
17. Every Day Indian Food
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:24
But it doesn't have to be.
Sure, some dishes are very complex, but there's also many delicious every day meals you can easily make at home.
My husband and I decided we wanted to raise our children to see Indian food not as a separate category of "ethnic" food, but as standard, normal fare.
18. Eight Movies with a Blind Heroine
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:02:59
There are a few movies out there with female characters who are blind. Often the blindness is used to amp up the tension, as when she is around a murderer and doesn't know it, other times it is used for pure inspiration, movie audiences meant to feel amazed that she could accomplish anything at a...
19. Dev Love Press
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:58
A brand new small publisher, Dev Love Press is looking to fill a hole in the world of books. There are so few novels where characters who have real flaws and real struggles, such as physical disabilities, are able to achieve love.
We at Dev Love Press think that needs to change!
We're building ...
20. Reborning Dolls
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:34:56
Years ago I noticed ads for beautiful and artistic baby dolls in the back of my grandmother's Good Housekeeping magazine. I was intrigued. As an 11 year old I was very interested in realistic dolls. My baby dolls growing up had never been real enough for me. They were too light and too small and ...
21. Etsy Shop: Hindu Supplies
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:32:28
My Etsy store: Resources for the American Hindu has all sorts of hand crafted items that are great additions to any Hindu home.
I'm focused on helping Hindus in America find the supplies they need plus products that help non-native Hindus. American sensibilities are reflected in the emphasis on ...
22. Crafting for Krishna
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:24:15
I love to create things and no where is that more evident than in dressing deities. Whenever I see a beautiful display, I just itch to make it all myself. I've learned to craft necklaces, ribbon flower garlands, and more. I want to share some ideas with you of things that you can make for your ow...
23. Best Aishwarya Rai Bollywood Movies
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:23
One of the most beautiful actresses working today is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Her striking green eyes helped lead her to fame as Miss World in 1994. On screen she is charming and delightful in a variety of roles.
She's my favorite actress and here are some of her very best movies!
24. The Boy Next Door by Annabelle Costa
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:13:25
Meet Tasha, a spunky young woman who thinks she knows all about love. Yet she can't seem to see that the perfect guy for her is already in her life.
Tasha and Jason have been friends since they were kids and while Tasha has explored her wild nature, Jason has always been by her side. Yet now whe...
25. Help Us Save a Little Girl
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:52:27
UPDATE: After a few weeks of crazy effort, the drug manufacturer has contacted the family to say that they will help them with the costs and Sami will be able to keep getting her life-saving medicine. The family could still use donations to help with all the costs associated with having a sick ch...
26. Geeks at the Beach
Parenting & Kids - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:43:16
Being a geek is an all day every day experience! My geekiness shows itself in everything that I do. This summer I think I'm going to take going to the beach as a great opportunity to let my geekiness shine!
Come join me in making a trip to the beach fantastically full of fun references. Why go w...
27. Indie Author: My Journey
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:35:52
Now is possibly the best time ever to be a writer. We have more control and autonomy than ever before. Many doors are opening for us if we're willing to reach out and open them.
The only trouble with being an indie author is that you have to reach your audience all by yourself.
A lot of us are ...
28. Amanda Hocking Books
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:44:51
As an author myself, I had heard of Amanda Hocking, a sensation in the literary world (see Who Is Amanda Hocking below). I wasn't sure about her writing, though. All I knew about her was that she had become an overnight success in paranormal teen romances. This is not a category I was very famili...
29. Small Changes In Small Spaces
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:40:52
I live in a small apartment and earn just a modest living. Lately I've been feeling concerned about the amount of trash I produce and my rising energy bills. I believe in clean living for the sake of the environment and for its health benefits.
But every time I start looking at things to do diff...
30. Five Wounded Hero Romances For The Beach
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:21:41
Summer is a great time for reading! But rather than the intense and heavy books of winter, the beautiful weather outdoors in the summer lends itself to light reading. Now is the time for the fun and fluffy books that your more serious side might be ashamed to be caught reading!
My favorites are ...
31. Meditation: It's not what you think
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:09
The idea of meditation has been touted in the west as a relaxation technique. But that is not what it is.
Sure, you may experience relaxation as a side benefit of meditating, but it's purpose is far bigger than that. The purpose of meditation is to focus the mind and be in control of your own th...
32. Pinterest Ideas That Work: Food
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:11:20
Well, some of the ideas and pictures seem a little too good to be true. Sometimes people seem to just slap up a good idea but how does it work in practice?
Here are some of my attempts to follow Pinterest suggestions!
This is the food version and I may later make more pages to try out different...
33. Ways to Improve Your Blogging Voice
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:54:30
So you've started a blog for your family, for a hobby, to update friends, for a business or maybe you're just writing on the Internet. You know how to post and where to share, but now you want to take your blog to the next level.
Have you ever noticed that some people's blogs seem to easily attr...
34. Save Money With An Aerogarden
Internet - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:15:48
I love my aerogardens. They take care of the part of the gardening that I'm terrible at. Whenever I try to grow anything in dirt...nothing happens. I've found aerogardens to be nearly foolproof! Follow the instructions and you get your plants.
I love growing some of my own produce at home. Parti...
35. How to Meet The Love of Your Life
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:23
But now that I finally found the right guy for me it feels so much simpler. Because it could never have been anyone but him.
But back when I was single, it felt hopeless. Seriously hopeless. I reached a point where I didn't think I would ever fulfill my dream of getting married and starting a fa...
36. Expatriette Costume: my Cosplay (or Halloween costume)
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:01
My husband and I were invited to a costume birthday party. The catch was, all the costumes had to be boardgame/table top game themed. I had my Firefly and Dr. Who costumes, but I wanted something really gamer for this party.
Then I realized that we could cosplay characters from our favorite new ...
37. Game Night For Couples
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:14:32
My husband and I love board games and we have people over at least once a week for game nights. But sometimes we just want to spend a silly evening by ourselves and it can be hard to find games that work for only two players.
We've had a lot of fun modifying games so we can play them just the tw...
38. Preparing for Publication
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:23
You're a writer with a manuscript. You're not interested in pursuing traditional routes and have decided to self-publish. What do you need to go through to get your book ready?
This page will list resources from various services to help you preparing your manuscript and DIY tips.
(Buy Image fro...
39. Visit...Garden City Beach
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:16
Myrtle is a beautiful place, but it can get crowded. Garden City Beach is not far away, so it has all the advantages of the wonderful South Carolina ambiance and weather while being tucked away from too many other tourists.
Garden City Beach might be my favorite place in the world. Every summer ...
40. Writing Contests
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:21
As indie authors or small press authors responsible for our own marketing, awards are one way to get attention and also prestige. With accusations of self published books not being up to snuff, winning an award for the book can show that the writing has been approved by someone with authority.
41. Do I Have Bedbugs?
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:07
I'm sad that my personal experience has led to the creation of this page. I have been dealing with a bedbug infestation in my home for the last few months!
At first I wasn't sure what was going on. It took a while to even figure out that it was bedbugs. Because of that experience, I thought it w...
42. Resources to Grow Your Blog
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:45
I've been doing some research on how to grow my blog and I needed a place to put all the articles I've found about it. I wanted to be able to share my research with my friends, so here is a space where I can suggest all the posts I've found helpful on this subject.
We want to get our blog posts ...
43. My Fertility Charts: An App Review
Internet - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:02:54
It's amazing how long we as women can go without learning how the fertility in our bodies work. To give yourself the best chance of conceiving quickly and easily, it's important to know how fertility works.
Charting your temperature daily will tell you so much about your body and how it works!
44. Patriot's Day
Parenting & Kids - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:24
Unless you live in Massachusetts, you might not have heard of Patriot's Day.
When I was a child growing up in historic Lexington, MA, I thought that Patriot's Day was a national holiday. We certainly celebrated like it was! I was surprised to discover when I grew up and left the state for colleg...
45. An Exhausting and Energetic Companion
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:25
My little silky terrier is thirteen pounds of pure energy. Quite different from how she seemed when I first met her!
The pet store in our strip mall was going out of business. My boyfriend and I were walking by and couldn't tell if there was anything left. We decided to go in just in case they h...
46. Don't You Love When Shopping Supports Charity?
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:24
I'm proud to tell you about a special book today.
Being fans of "wounded hero" romance (see related lens below for definition), my writer friends and I put together an anthology of short romance stories with a variety of men who have physical disabilities.
When we published the eBook, we decide...
47. Should Artists Be Able to Make a Living?
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:35:38
As a writer, I'll speak from that experience. I'm sure this is true of artists of all types.
When people first begin writing, they often say that they simply want to express their ideas. They want to communicate with others and share a point of view. They put in the work out of love for their ch...
48. Intro to... an obsessive crafter
arts-and-design - Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:56:12
My name is Ruth and I love everything crafty and creative!
Every time I learn about a new craft, I just have to try it. There's something about creating something meaningful out of raw materials that just feels like magic every time.
Whether it's writing, cooking, knitting, crocheting, scrapboo...
49. That 70s House
arts-and-design - Tue, 12 Jun 2012 01:34:20
My husband and I just bought our first house. We couldn't be more thrilled and grateful to all the wonderful people in our lives who helped make it possible.
He's a teacher and I'm a novelist, so we don't rake in the big bucks but amazingly our Realtor and loan officer were able to get us into a...
50. Tabletop Game Review: Sentinels of the Multiverse
home-and-garden - Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:13:39
My husband and I were gaming at a friend's house when they brought out Sentinels of the Multiverse.
I was skeptical about it. I don't read comic books and the aesthetic of the game is based on super heroes and comic book style drawing and writing.
It's a cooperative game (the players v.s. the b...
51. Best Computer Games Of All Time
hobbies-games-toys - Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:25:06
You don't have to be a hard-core gamer to enjoy computer games. There's so much variety, you really can find something you enjoy.
I didn't have a game system (Sony, PlayStation, Nintendo, etc.) until last year when I got a Wii, the least "gamer-y" of the systems! But I've always had computers an...
52. Free Kindle Stories
Video Games - Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:56:42
Downloading free books is a fantastic way to get to know new authors and try out new genres. But Amazon doesn't make it easy to find all the free books! (Scroll through to the end for links to some popular genre's free lists within Amazon).
Plus, if you don't have a Kindle, you can still take ad...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 03 Aug 2013 15:08:00
College freshman Elizabeth Foster is beginning to come to terms with her attraction to disabled men but she fears others might judge her harshly if they knew.
And that's exactly what happens.
When her mother learns the truth, she does everything in her power to stop Elizabeth from finding the o...
54. Dev Dreams
books-poetry-writing - Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:00:04
Some are sweet and innocent and take place in high school, others involve travel and family and finding one's self. The characters are varied and different, each coming from a different place at a different point in their lives, but all of them wanting love.
Read on to see the titles, descriptio...
55. Book: (W)hole
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:12:00
Elizabeth Foster is a young woman with a promising future. She has the perfect family in a nice neighborhood and she is getting ready to graduate from high school and begin her life.
The only problem is a dark secret that she has kept hidden all her life. No one would ever guess that the quiet a...
books-poetry-writing - Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:57:33
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