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Goodbye to Merlin

Warning! Spoilers ahead! Last night we watched the last two episodes of Merlin (BBC series, season 5). I was so sad to have it end. I admit it, I cried when Arthur died. The last scenes between Arthur and Merlin were really touching. I liked that last twist at the end about Merlin too. I’d… Continue reading Goodbye to Merlin

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In Between the Scenes

As I read a series of books about the same character, I often find myself wondering what happens in between the crises that they find themselves in. I mean, I know that to make a book exciting, your main character has to be confronted with a problem, and the story is about how they solve… Continue reading In Between the Scenes

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The Once and Future King

My family and I have really enjoyed watching Merlin, a very entertaining and imaginative BBC show about Merlin and all his trials as he strives to keep King Arthur alive through another onslaught of evil magic. Merlin’s overriding goal in life is to help Arthur become the great king he can be, so that the… Continue reading The Once and Future King

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Insomnia, anyone?

Sometimes I sleep just fine. Other times I just can’t seem to get comfortable, or I can’t find my brain’s off switch. Some nights I drop off quickly, but then I wake up at three a.m. after a disturbing dream. Instead of dismissing it, rolling over, and drifting back to sleep, I start wondering what… Continue reading Insomnia, anyone?

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Seeing Eye Dog?

My second dog came to me while teaching school on the Canadian prairie.  One night during the winter, when temperatures were so low they were dangerous to man and beast, I heard a scratching on my front door.  No one should have been at my door.  After all, there was a blizzard going on outside. … Continue reading Seeing Eye Dog?