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The Good Reverend Mother

In a dream you saw a way to survive. And you were full of joy.

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"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
~Frank Herbert Dune

I do one thing at a time. I do it very well. And then I move on.
~Charles Emerson Winchester III

*A note on "friending". I generally don't really "friend" back people I don't know. Don't feel bad. I very rarely lock any of my posts and I allow comments from people I haven't return friended. The reason I don't return friends is that on occasion, I do post very personal things that I'm not comfortable sharing with people I don't know. Thanks for your understanding.

I'm a 36 year old mother of two gorgeous daughters. I am a college student majoring in English. I have an A.A. in Education and an A.A. in Liberal Arts. I graduated both degrees as Summa Cum Laude with a perfect academic record. I am currently a student at Cedar Crest College in Allentown to finish the Bachelor's. I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Beta, and a charter member of Kappa Delta Pi.

I enjoy Frank Herbert, Tolkien, and many other literary innovators. I also enjoy Victorian/Early Edwardian books (both written about and written in). I am a rather happy book collector. I love to read, sew, write short stories and non-fiction, throw parties for friends and family, and I love movies. Halloween and Tim Burton are my drugs. My daughter and I are all really into tattoos as well. We both have some piercings as well. Nothing brings a family closer together than sitting together while one gets inked and pierced.

I am a pretty rabid Philadelphia Eagles fan. I love Da Birds when they fly. I love Da Birds when they suck. I hate The Dallas Cowboys because it is my responsibility to do so and being from the Philadelphia area, my parents raised me properly. Nothing thrills me more than seeing Tony Romo and T.O. (no matter what team he plays with) fail epically on the field. I follow the New Orleans Saints as best I can but it's hard when we're in a different division. I don't get to see many games. I also like the Bengals because my best friend is from Cinci and I HATE, yes, I HATE the Pittsburgh Steelers. I am into Sports Masochism. It takes a good deal of heart to love teams that consistently raise you up to the very edge of ecstasy and then drop you violently into the pit of despair (please make note of the years: 1980 and 2004. The years 1988, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2008 are also submitted for your consideration). And it makes their victories all the more satisfying when they don't suck. Incidentally, The Curse of Billy Penn has been broken by the Phantastic Phillies. It's only a matter of time before The Eagles break through...and I'll be there because I always knew they could do it. Oh, and incidentally, I have vowed to get a Swoop tattoo when they win the Superbowl. My artist knows I'm serious too.


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Fanuilos heryn aglar
Rîn athar annún-aearath,
Calad ammen i reniar
Mi ‘aladhremmin ennorath!
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
I chîn a thûl lin míriel
Fanuilos le linnathon
Ne ndor haer thar i aearon.
A elin na gaim eglerib
Ned în ben-anor trerennin
Si silivrin ne pherth ‘waewib
Cenim lyth thílyn thuiennin.
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
Men echenim sí derthiel
Ne chaered hen nu ‘aladhath
Ngilith or annún-aearath.

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If you're a person who loves Alice Munro and you're going out with someone whose favorite book is 'The Da Vinci Code,' perhaps the flags of incompatibility were there prior to the big reveal.
~Sloane Crosley

Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of little children.
~William Makepeace Thackeray

"Many that live deserve death, and some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them...? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise can not see all ends."
~J.R.R. Tolkien

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there."
~ Lewis Carroll

"A society should be judged not by how it treats its outstanding citizens but by how it treats its criminals."
~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

"There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread."
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

"For sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was."
-Captain Barbossa

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity to act despite our fears." -
-John McCain (1936 - ) U.S. Senator, Vietnam veteran

"Oh, I just remembered. You're boring. And my legs work."
-Dennis: Just Shoot Me

"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals."
-George Orwell

"The oldest hath borne most: we that are young,
Shall never see so much, nor live so long."
-King Lear, 5. 3

"Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world; and whoever rescues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world."
-The Talmud, Mishna. Sanhedrin

"Wow! You're like a real life Martha Stewart...I mean without the 'evil'."
-The Simpsons

"Alas, how terrible is wisdom when it brings no profit to the man that's wise!"
~Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex", spoken by Teiresias.

"They say there's just enough religion in the world to make men hate, but not enough to make them love."
-Louis Cypher/AngelHeart

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain."
-Frank Herbert Dune