Starry Dreamer

Reflections of a Dreaming Girl

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Aw thanks Instagram. You saved me the trouble of going through my follower lists to weed out such people.

This came up for me in the Android version too (I have an Android phone, so I also use Instagram for Android), so it’s not just an iOS change.

The idea that IG can change up your following/followed lists though is a little scary. Little less privacy.

Aw thanks Instagram. You saved me the trouble of going through my follower lists to weed out such people.

This came up for me in the Android version too (I have an Android phone, so I also use Instagram for Android), so it’s not just an iOS change.

The idea that IG can change up your following/followed lists though is a little scary. Little less privacy.

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tinawarriorprincess:

psychmajorpizzamaker:

fight-0ff-yourdem0ns:

optimus-primette:

stunningpicture:

He designed this special shoes, shared between him and his paralyzed daughter just to make her feel the sensation of walking.

WEEP DAFEELS PENETRATE ME

Oh my goodness

This is probably so good for her body, too! Imagine her muscles getting moved in ways they don’t normally and she is upright and hopefully not having any pressure spots! This is lovely in so many ways!

This is a wonderful invention, but the man in the picture is one of the testers. He is not the inventor. The inventor was an Israeli woman named Debby Elnatan who developed this with an Irish company for her son.

tinawarriorprincess:

psychmajorpizzamaker:

fight-0ff-yourdem0ns:

optimus-primette:

stunningpicture:

He designed this special shoes, shared between him and his paralyzed daughter just to make her feel the sensation of walking.

WEEP DAFEELS PENETRATE ME

Oh my goodness

This is probably so good for her body, too! Imagine her muscles getting moved in ways they don’t normally and she is upright and hopefully not having any pressure spots! This is lovely in so many ways!

This is a wonderful invention, but the man in the picture is one of the testers. He is not the inventor. The inventor was an Israeli woman named Debby Elnatan who developed this with an Irish company for her son.

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Chag Sameach Pesach!

To anybody who follows me who is Jewish, Happy Passover! (On calendars here, it says Passover starts tomorrow, but Jewish holidays always begin the night before the date our calendars say, at sundown, so basically it started today).

I’m 1/8 Jewish myself ethnically. My great-great-grandparents on my dad’s side were Jews from Poland. They emigrated to New York sometime in the late 1800’s. Their son David converted to Christianity and was disowned. He changed his last name from Levin to Le Vine after that. He moved to Milwaukee where he met Anastasia Orloff, a Latvian immigrant, and they got married and had seven kids, including my grandfather. So my grandfather was half Jewish. That makes my dad 1/4 Jewish and me and my brother 1/8. Barely a drop, I know, but I still feel some kinship to the Jews regardless. That may be what got me interested in the World War II/Holocaust era (that and reading Anne Frank’s diary as a kid). I’ve also enjoyed the late Chaim Potok’s novels The Chosen (which I first read in high school for English), The Promise, My Name is Asher Lev, and Davita’s Harp.

I am not, however Jewish religiously. I am Christian. I did take Seder once though. They did it at my church. I found it very interesting.

Once again, Happy Passover!

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History Standards

This is for all you teachers out there! Or writers too I guess.

I have a series in the works - which may be middle-grade, may be YA, I’m not sure yet, since I don’t really know the difference - of time-travel novels on various subjects. And I want them to be the sort of books you could use in school to teach history.

So are there national history standards I should/can conform to? Does Common Core impact it at all?

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Beth and Katja Playlists

Realized I don’t have Beth and Katja playlists. Neither does Tatiana - or if she does, she hasn’t told us what’s in them. I used Tatiana’s specific picks for Sarah, Alison, Cosima, and Helena. For Rachel I went with what Tatiana said, R & B and slow jams. For the Euroclones besides Katja I went with stuff based on the headcanons I came up with for them. But I realized I don’t have Beth or Katja ones.

The main reason I have them is the same reason Tatiana does - to get into character. I figure I’ll listen to them when I do replies or whatever.

Any suggestions for Beth or Katja’s playlists?

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