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1. Top Ten Movies with a Blind Hero
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...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:32:28
2. Top Ten TV Shows with a Disabled Character
Top Ten TV Shows with a Disabled Character
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...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:23:15
3. No More White Walls
No More White Walls
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! I disc...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:57
4. Top Five Movies with an Amputee Heroine
Top Five Movies with an Amputee Heroine
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...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:23
5. Top Ten Movies With A Paraplegic Hero
Top Ten Movies With A Paraplegic Hero
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...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:35:57
6. Nine Movies with a Paraplegic Heroine
Nine Movies with a Paraplegic Heroine
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...
Entertainment & Media - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:42:25
7. Top Ten Movies with an Amputee Hero
Top Ten Movies with an Amputee Hero
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...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:35:38
8. Top Five Movies with a Quadriplegic Hero
Top Five Movies with a Quadriplegic Hero
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!
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:41:19
9. "Wounded Hero" Romance Novels
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...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:42:06
10. Five Movies with Quadriplegic Heroines
Five Movies with Quadriplegic Heroines
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...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:58
11. River Song Halloween Costume
River Song Halloween Costume
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...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:04:23
12. Kaylee Halloween Costume
Kaylee Halloween Costume
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...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:02:59
13. The Very Best Halloween Themed Food
The Very Best Halloween Themed Food
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 ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:05:28
14. Updos for Long Hair
Updos for Long Hair
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 ...
Fashion & Beauty - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:22:48
15. Amy Pond Halloween Costume
Amy Pond Halloween Costume
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...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:32:39
16. Top Ten Movies with "Other" Physical Disabilities
Top Ten Movies with
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...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:24
17. Every Day Indian Food
Every Day Indian Food
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. Her...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:02:59
18. Eight Movies with a Blind Heroine
Eight Movies with a Blind Heroine
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...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:58
19. Dev Love Press
Dev Love Press
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 ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:34:56
20. Reborning Dolls
Reborning Dolls
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 ...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:32:28
21. Etsy Shop: Hindu Supplies
Etsy Shop: Hindu Supplies
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 ...
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:24:15
22. Crafting for Krishna
Crafting for Krishna
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...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:23
23. Best Aishwarya Rai Bollywood Movies
Best Aishwarya Rai Bollywood Movies
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!
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:13:25
24. The Boy Next Door by Annabelle Costa
The Boy Next Door by Annabelle Costa
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...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:52:27
25. Help Us Save a Little Girl
Help Us Save a Little Girl
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...
Parenting & Kids - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:43:16
26. Geeks at the Beach
Geeks at the Beach
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...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:35:52
27. Indie Author: My Journey
Indie Author: My Journey
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 ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:44:51
28. Amanda Hocking Books
Amanda Hocking Books
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...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:40:52
29. Small Changes In Small Spaces
Small Changes In Small Spaces
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...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:21:41
30. Five Wounded Hero Romances For The Beach
Five Wounded Hero Romances For The Beach
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 ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:09
31. Meditation: It's not what you think
Meditation: It's not what you think
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...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:11:20
32. Pinterest Ideas That Work: Food
Pinterest Ideas That Work: Food
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...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:54:30
33. Ways to Improve Your Blogging Voice
Ways to Improve Your Blogging Voice
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...
Internet - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:15:48
34. Save Money With An Aerogarden
Save Money With An Aerogarden
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...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:23
35. How to Meet The Love of Your Life
How to Meet The Love of Your Life
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...
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:01
36. Expatriette Costume: my Cosplay (or Halloween costume)
Expatriette Costume: my Cosplay (or Halloween costume)
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 ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:14:32
37. Game Night For Couples
Game Night For Couples
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...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:23
38. Preparing for Publication
Preparing for Publication
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...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:16
39. Visit...Garden City Beach
Visit...Garden City Beach
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 ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:21
40. Writing Contests
Writing Contests
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. A...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:07
41. Do I Have Bedbugs?
Do I Have Bedbugs?
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...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:45
42. Resources to Grow Your Blog
Resources to Grow Your Blog
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 ...
Internet - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:02:54
43. My Fertility Charts: An App Review
My Fertility Charts: An App Review
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! ...
Parenting & Kids - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:24
44. Patriot's Day
Patriot's Day
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...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:34:25
45. An Exhausting and Energetic Companion
An Exhausting and Energetic Companion
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...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:24
46. Don't You Love When Shopping Supports Charity?
Don't You Love When Shopping Supports Charity?
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...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:35:38
47. Should Artists Be Able to Make a Living?
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...
arts-and-design - Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:56:12
48. Intro to... an obsessive crafter
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...
arts-and-design - Tue, 12 Jun 2012 01:34:20
49. That 70s House
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...
home-and-garden - Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:13:39
50. Tabletop Game Review: Sentinels of the Multiverse
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...
hobbies-games-toys - Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:25:06
51. Best Computer Games Of All Time
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...
Video Games - Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:56:42
52. Free Kindle Stories
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
53. Breath(e)
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...
books-poetry-writing - Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:00:04
54. Dev Dreams
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...
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:12:00
55. Book: (W)hole
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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