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"I Smoke a Joint and Spin Around 50 Times"...How Rollerskating Can Be Meditative

The one liner life lessons in this video come at you fast so you might have to watch it twice.  Its mostly about freak flags and inner happiness…two things we highly support here at the Unofficial.   21 more words


My Beauty Philosophy: Part 1

“Do you ever look at a woman walking down the street and see things about her makeup you want to fix?” I have been asked variations of this question for as long as I have been doing makeup. 917 more words

My Other Ramblings

Beyond the classroom?

As a mother of a 14 month old, I enter the dreaded world of planning schooling. Having discovered the joys of creative learning, I go through a lot of attrition when I picture my little one in a ‘class’ in the traditional sense of the word. 335 more words

Experiential Learning

Make An Observation

I’ll be honest: I want Make it Manifest to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy. I want the blog to be inspiring and authentic; I want the… 1,231 more words

Make An Observation

treasure map - creative writing piece

meet me while you’re running from
all the things that don’t make sense
throw away the lock and key
bounded in your restlessness
of fears you have not faced yet… 82 more words


When you write young

It’s amazing to look back and see how you grow as a writer.  But more on that later.  First, a story.

One of the traditions of my high school’s marching band was giving personalized gifts to the graduating seniors at the end of the year indoor concert.   544 more words