Do you see the world as it is?

I was having a case of the blues the other day, and as I was pondering my own blues, my husband asked: "Why are the blues called the blues ? If the skies were yellow, would the blues still be called the blues?" I was actually curious about what he said but I was too...

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How to read your future in a book

I was just reading an interesting article in The New Yorker about Virgil. Apparently there was a game that people played 2,000 years ago. It was called SORTES VERGILIANAE. This is how it was played: you opened a book by Virgil at random and placed your finger on the...

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The man who saw the stars but only had candles

Here’s a story I heard about how we came to have Xmas lights on our Xmas trees:On Christmas Eve Martin Luther is walking home through the woods and sees stars shining through the trees. He's moved by this beautiful scenery and wants to recreate it at home for his...

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Who’s ready for a Xmas party?

I’m happy to announce that the last story of 2018 is out! Yay! “ARE YOU READY?” is the fourth story in the CLEO AND TONY’S JOURNAL series. If you’re familiar with the series, you know what to expect. If you’re not, expect a Xmas party where some people are nervous at...

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Who would take the garlic’s side?

Here's something you didn't know about GARLIC. According to an old superstition, garlic and onion can destroy a magnet's property of drawing iron. Apparently, Ptolemy believed it. WHAAAAT? Ptolemy was the same guy who gave me a lot of trouble in geometry class with...

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Underwear won’t get you a literary agent

Here's the message someone left me once:" Hi Misty, I have a question. Do you think my posing half naked on Instagram playing with your chest and showing the world yourself and your underwear, going to score you a literary agent for your books...and I'm...

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