I am a lonely, single woman who has only ever experienced romance through fiction. So, when a global pandemic hit that made dating and romance even more awkward and difficult than it was before (which would honestly be impressive if it wasn’t so dang depressing), I felt fully prepared to weather the storm. Ten months later, nothing has changed for me on the romantic front, but, with the pandemic closing in on the one-year anniversary milestone, I needed a pick-me-up of my favorite fictional romance moments. …


Austenites are no strangers to adaptations, reinterpretations, spin-offs, and, in some cases, rip-offs of the novels they adore. The novel most often subject to Hollywood’s remake mania is Austen’s 1813 novel . Over the years, has spawned numerous book spin-offs, TV mini-series adaptations, and movie reinterpretations. Some have been faithful adaptations, such as the beloved 1995 British mini-series starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, that basically quote the authoress word for word and remain the gateway drug for many a novice Austenite. …


Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in the Classroom

Emotional and Behavioral disorders are among the most difficult disorders to address in the classroom. Students with these diagnoses do not always appear different, since their disabilities aren’t physical and don’t generally affect intelligence. However, their disability will still inhibit learning. Students diagnosed with emotional disturbance face peculiar challenges. Their inability to “cop[e] with the ordinary demands of life” including educational and social standards, can cause immense frustration and isolation (Emotional Disturbance). According to , students with emotional and behavioral disorders are more likely to drop out and less likely to graduate…


I have been doing ballet since I was four years old. From little tutus to pointe shoes to stage makeup, I have experienced all the ups and downs of being a dancer. Yet, I never truly felt like a ballerina. The girls who wore black leotards and their hair perfectly slicked back without any wisps around their faces with their perfect arches and turnout attending class at company studios in New York were ballerinas. Me with my dirty tights from wearing them to class and church because they were so much more comfortable than the tights we bought at Belk…


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The year is 1992. Bill Clinton has become President, Disney has opened a theme park in France, and Christian Bale is two years away from his peak attractiveness in Gillian Armstrong’s . The baby-faced future Batman bursts out singing and dancing in the live-action Disney musical . Despite music by Alan Menken, direction by Kenny Ortega (who will later define a generation with the franchise), and drawing on the not-yet-existent star power of Bill Pullman, flopped so badly that theaters only played the movie for two weeks. …

Sarah Lescault

Writer, reader, movie-goer, and dreamer. Firm believer in faith, trust, and pixie dust. https://sel9ec.wixsite.com/website

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