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Editing: An Untold Want

In Uncategorized on October 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm

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An Untold Want by Sara Stark follows three women’s search for self-worth in a small Georgia town under the fog of long-held superstitions and small-town gossip. Stark’s first major work of literary fiction, the novel was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association 2012 Mainstream Fiction contest.

Being born into a family of witches in a small Georgia town is more than enough to brand Maggie MacAllister a social pariah. In the fifteen years since she came home from college with a PhD, baby Liz, and no husband, she has withdrawn from a world where gossip is truth and image is all that matters.

When a medical emergency befalls her daughter, Maggie is forced to examine the choices she has made. Will she be able to overcome her fear of what others think of her and accept her heritage? And if she does, will she be able to protect the people important to her from the small-town dogma and drama and still find happiness?

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Journalism: Toasters, Whisks and Smartphones—A conversation with Game of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn

In Digital Lifestyles, Gaming, Interviews & Profiles on May 13, 2012 at 2:32 am

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Toasters and smartphones probably aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think of Hodor the gentle giant from HBO’s blockbuster series Game of Thrones. But Kristian Nairn, the Irish actor behind the laconic stableboy in George R.R. Martin’s cutthroat world of Westeros, stays seriously plugged in when he’s offscreen. Sure, he relies on tech to juggle the hectic lifestyle of an actor and professional DJ — but despite not being much of a cook, he’s also seriously addicted to kitchen gadgets.

“Why do I have three espresso machines?” he moaned melodramatically in an interview with Tecca earlier this spring. “Why? I know there’s an old Indian proverb saying the white man has a hole in his soul. Obviously, mine is shaped like a toaster.”

If it’s something of a stretch to picture the 7-foot Nairn surrounded by toasters and whisks, then perhaps it’s easier to imagine the star fielding calls from his agent on one phone while checking up on a friend in the United States with another. Nairn carries both an HTC Evo 3D and an iPhone 4S to keep up with the demands of being associated with a blockbuster TV series.

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Journalism: 11 common money mistakes people make in their 40s

In Personal Finance on July 22, 2015 at 9:25 am

SavingYour 40s represent a unique period in your financial life. You’re older, wiser and well-established, but there are still a few things you have yet to figure out — like how to afford your children’s college education and where you’re going to retire.

Though you might feel settled, becoming complacent could impact your financial well-being. Don’t fall prey to these common money mistakes that people often make in their 40s.

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