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Incognito—Gregory Murphy’s Novel of Forgiveness

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
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How does a writer come up with the plot for a novel? Gregory Murphy heard about a mother whose son was killed in a drunk

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Patricia Grace Stevens and Elena Agostinis:
Peoria Emporium—A Creative Collaboration

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
by on Woman Around Town

The multi-faceted Patricia Grace Stevens (above, left) studied at Indiana University where she majored in nursing, but found time to take jewelry design. She became

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Anita Stern: A Full and Decorated Life

Monday, December 20th, 2010
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The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real,

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Alice in Wonderland—Timeless as the White Rabbit’s Watch

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
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“It’s still new. It’s still fresh. If it were written yesterday and released on shelves today, people would still be as amazed by it as

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Lewis Carroll’s Alice—A Favorite for Film Makers

Sunday, February 28th, 2010
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When Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland opens on Friday, March 5, the film will join many others that have sought to bring Lewis Carroll’s tales

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Invictus: Clint Eastwood’s Tribute to Mandela

Sunday, January 10th, 2010
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Invictus, Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, is about leadership, loyalty, love of country, forgiveness, and the power of moral authority to bring change to a nation.

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Creepy Teen Lit to Get You in the Mood for the Season!

Sunday, October 11th, 2009
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Ever since devouring R.L. Stine’s Fear Street novels when I was a kid, young adult horror novels have always been one of my favorite delights.

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Historic Mountain Resort Minutes from New York

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
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You would like to spend the weekend being pampered in a spa. Your significant other wants to go snowshoeing. You would both like a romantic

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