Tumblepop (1991)

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“We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They’re always with us.”
-Lloyd Alexander

My single mother didn’t always know what to do with her two boys, especially during the hottest days of the never ending Hawaiian summertime. Because of the downright awful nature of education in that state in the 90’s, we were periodically homeschooled, charter schooled, private schooled, online schooled, self-taught, and public schooled, and we often sought the air conditioned respite of the glittering local arcades for shelter from the sweltering heat. Don’t worry, I turned out pretty smart in the end. Although, in retrospect, I almost…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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