Asrai Devin

Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” ― Sylvia Plath

June 13, 2013
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Back to the basics of sex in romance (NSFW??)

There was a time I could read three or four novels at once (in the same week). Also, I could read and watch television and keep the plot (and also eat Spitz(TM) sunflower seeds compulsively). I can’t read more than … Continue reading

March 25, 2013
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What is enough?

Russell Simmons is really big in the hip hop world. I am a white girl, who grew up in the Canadian prairies  There wasn’t a lot of hip hop in my life. I dunno if music is even categorized as “hip … Continue reading

March 11, 2013
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Is it about the money?

I sat down while my son was playing Mario Kart to read Alfie Kohn’s book I borrowed from the library. Punished by Rewards. It has a long subtitle.  After three pages my brain hurt. I realized I skim read and there is … Continue reading

February 18, 2013
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Parental Bullying

Those who believe in punishing children (or punishing anyone) might want to go somewhere else. If you want some information on why punishment doesn’t work you can go here: Ahaparenting.com       Alright who is left now? You might … Continue reading

January 28, 2013
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Listening

Parents of toddlers do a lot of talking. There are a thousand and seven questions and requests to reply to. There are desires and emotions to tend. And there are directions to give. In general, we do a lot of … Continue reading

January 8, 2013
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Blog priorities

Somedays I want my blog to be like this (from Problogger): How to Establish the Right Priorities to Grow Your Blog and Profits Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all make our living from what we love? Art? Writing? … Continue reading

January 7, 2013
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Changing Your Self-Talk

The holidays are over.   For those of us who have less than ideal families, this means we can all breathe a sigh of relief as we go back to our normal routines, free of our families pass judgement on … Continue reading

December 27, 2012
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Becoming more concrete

Some people are goal people.  Goal setters are people who like having a direction. Some goal setters are vague, they know where they want to be is somewhere over there. And they wander towards it. And others have a detailed … Continue reading

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