All posts by Jenny Bristol

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Olio #14: Jane Austen Mad Libs*—Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen Mad Libs*. Because why not. This was a very popular post last time (when I did a Mad Libs-type activity for Pride and Prejudice), so this time around, it's Sense and Sensibility! This book was Jane Austen's first published work, and was attributed to her only by saying it was "By a Lady".
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Happy Amazon Prime Day!

Try Amazon Prime for free, and see how well it works for you. No commitment.
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I’ve Got Moxie #14: An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments on sale for 99¢!

In this election year, it's as important as ever to be able to think critically about what you read online, see on television, or hear on the radio. Brush up on your knowledge of logical fallacies by getting Ali Almossawi's An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments book for only 99¢ through July 18!
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Pens!

I've been gingerly beginning my exploration of the world of fountain pens. Well, on an extremely amateurish level. Mostly, I just like fancy writing, and dislike my own writing. Somehow, a fountain pen will make my handwriting gorgeous and fancy and flowing. Right? That's how this works, right?
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Things to Love #13: Webcomics

You no longer need to be chummy with a newspaper or a newspaper syndicate to have a comic strip. Anyone can draw their art, or make their humor, and just put it out there on the web for all to enjoy. Webcomics are one of many areas where the freedom of the internet has generated some great work. Here are my favorites.
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I’ve Got Moxie #13: On Being Painfully Shy

When I was a kid, I was painfully shy. I'm still shy, but I'm mature enough to suck it up when I have to, and talk to people. But when I was a kid, it was a different story.
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Olio #12: Blogs I Love

Humor, history, poignant essays, pop culture, adorable crafts, contemplative ideas... These are a few of my favorite blogs.
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Things to Love #12: Wellington Dreams

I keep coming back to this little video, over and over. It means different things to me at different times, but it always makes me happy, or hopeful, or motivated. It seemed appropriate to share on my wedding anniversary.
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The Liner Notes of Newspaper History #11: William Randolph Hearst

For those not in the newspaper industry, perhaps you haven't heard of William Randolph Hearst. He was a newspaperman extraordinaire. Newspapers as we know (knew?) them may be on their way out, but in the heyday of the daily newspaper, Hearst was a major player.
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Things to Love #11: Summer Vacation

I believe that a long summer break is vital. If you work hard throughout the school year, you need time to regroup and refresh, as well as pursue your special interests.
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Bristol Box #11: For Those Who Like Old Fashioned Letters

Letter writing is a bit of a lost art, or at least a dying one. The only people who write letters anymore are those who are trying to keep the art alive, and those without computers. Be one of those keeping it alive with this week's Bristol Box.
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I’ve Got Moxie #10: Macro Photography

My macro lens is my favorite lens. Whether far away or close up, subjects look fantastic. It's easy to take a good picture with a macro lens.
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