Intro:

first premiered on Disney Channel on June 15th, 2012 to mostly positive reception. But the show would go on to garner a fan base unlike any other Disney Channel original show had seen before. Even eight years later, after only two seasons on air, fans of


Heaven has one more angel now, but it might feel like they’ve gained three.

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It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the passing of my Great Aunt Ingrid. She was great in many ways. Not only was she literally my great aunt, my father’s aunt to be specific, but she was also an exceptional individual.

She was also very, very large.


What really happens to missing letters.

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Neither rain, nor snow, nor black of night will stop me from my sworn duty. Thankfully, the postal worker’s oath says nothing about getting the mail to its intended recipient. Day after day, I load up my Santa sack with envelopes, steer my tuna can car from house to house…


First impressions aren’t always what they seem

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Sirens echo about my quarters as my ship falls through the atmosphere of some strange planet. Maybe I had a few too many last night because I swear this wasn’t on the route I plotted. But planned or not, it looks like I’m taking a detour. …


Perspective | Anecdote

And how we can be duck advocates

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I recently saw a piece on about ducks being taken from both public and privet ponds. You can see the piece for yourself here. For those who’d prefer not to watch, it shows a video captured by Justin Araujo, a resident of a condo development. He shot the…


No matter how fast you flee, a fight may still find you

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Captain Andrews flung his holodisk across the room. The translucent green visage of the Raxian commander, with her piercing magenta eyes, would hang in his memories for ages.

“Andrews,” she told him, “I have some business to discuss with you. Do you remember our last outing together? …


A defense of choice based novels

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Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books? If you do, it’s almost certainly a childhood memory, and I’d wager it’s a good one. The series started in the 80s as a way to get children reading. By allowing them to change the story, it provided a more personal experience, which…


The results are in, and life will never be the same

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Stunned silence filled the room. The small team of researchers knew their findings might change the world. But until moments ago, they still hoped they wouldn’t prove its end.

“Are you sure we’re reading it right?” asked Flemming. “It is an initial test after all. …


We’ve all been experiencing listless days of late, and this goes double for our secondarily essential workers.

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Healthcare professionals and teachers are commended daily on the sacrifice of their time and well being, but a group less recognized is hotel desk workers. …

Justin Skiles

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