Definition: Obliviate

In Harry Potter, the obliviate spell is used to erase memories. In the eighth movie, Hermione uses it to erase her parents' memory of her and all traces of her having been born. While magic does not exist in our world, people often behave as though they are under the influence of this spell, a... Continue Reading →

The Quest for Literary Greatness

The greatness of literature cannot be determined solely by literary standards--- T.S. Eliot Was it crazy to believe in this? Many said it was.In her post, Top 10 Ways to get rejected by your dream agent, Barbara Rogan talks about fellow agent Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, who was attacked on her way to her car by... Continue Reading →

Fifty Shades of Nudism

This is what shame looks like, folks! After my first visit to Paradise Lakes clothing optional resort, I had a dilemma. To tell or not to tell? Eventually, I figured, I could never be happy unless I let the cat (or should that be penis?) out of the bag. I eventually told everyone I knew,... Continue Reading →

Heroes of Naturism

Just as racism and homophobia exist to varying degrees around the world, so does bigotry against nudists. It might seem offensive to equate the two, but in countries like Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, where women who refuse to cover their faces can be jailed, beaten and raped, the comparison seems more appropriate. Unlike homosexuality, becoming a... Continue Reading →

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