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Maggie
Just trying to put one foot in front of the other like everyone else
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Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. - John Green,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Bad Influence Speaks
You know when people say fine, it generally means ‘leave me the hell alone because I don’t want to talk about what’s really bothering me.' - Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dark Side of the Moon Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
Every person, regardless of sexual orientation, ought to be respected in his or her dignity and treated with consideration. - Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, April 2016 Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
Sometimes it's not the optimist you need, but another pessimist to walk beside you and know, absolutely know, that the sound in the dark is a monster, and it really is as bad as you think. Did that sound hopeless?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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View of one side of the hanger at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. This gives you an idea of how much of a visual overload the center can be. It's amazing, and confusing, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
It's a good mantra for anyone. Purchase this travel mug by WORDS BRAND to remind yourself everyday. Link to purchase Create Something Travel Mug Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Enola Gay at the Smithsonian Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another. Yeah. I wrapped myself in anger, with a dash of hate, and at the bottom of it all was an icy center of pure terror.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Guilty... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is a mass of planes since the start of avaition. I'm not sure which this one is beyond probably WWII. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
Want to feel like a pretty, sparkly merperson (hey, everyone deserves a chance to feel sparkly and special) every time you step into a shower or bath? Check out this fantastical shower curtain from Monika Strigel on Society6. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Looking down the entrance to the James S. McDonnell Space Hanger at the space shuttle Discovery at the Smithsonian Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Isn't she gorgeous? Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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View along the side of the space shuttle Discovery at the Smithsonian Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Heat tiles on the side of the Space Shuttle Discovery at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Looking straight at the nose of the space shuttle Discovery at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (The Atlantis display at Kennedy Space Center is more awe-inspiring. This one is kind of plain.) Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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WWII Planes at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center as part of the National Air and Space Museum. I know the one with the propellers facing you is a F4U Corsair (thanks to watching too much Black Sheep Squadron with my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Statue of Pocahontas at Historic Jamestown Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
As a new thing for the BIS blog, I'm starting Merch Mondays. I'll post links to fun things I've found around the world that are available for purchase. Occasionally, the products will be mine. For the first Merch Monday: yptycyl... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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My sister can't resist trying on thing like this armor at Jamestown Settlement. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Okay, the picture is from Wales. I haven't been to Ireland yet. Fairy Glen near Betws-y-Coed in Conway. You can also buy prints of this image, stationary cards or a phone case at Society6. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Misty spiderweb at Historic Jamestown Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Yes, it's more big cabbage. I warned you I like big cabbage. I cannot lie. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Spinning wheel at the weaver's house in Colonial Williamsburg Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Inside the weaver's house at Colonial Williamsburg Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Hanging basket at a Colonial Williamsburg garden market Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Christmas wreath at the entrance of Bruton Parrish Church in Colonial Williamsburg Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks