The Odd, The Strange And The Macabre

By Kristy McCaffrey In honor of Halloween… There are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than human cells, according to Carolyn Bohach, a microbiologist at the University of Idaho. Despite

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Adventures With Scorpions

By Kristy McCaffrey I live in the Arizona desert north of Phoenix and we have an abundance of scorpions. I liken them to roaches—they’re everywhere, impervious to environment changes, and plain creepy

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Facts About Arizona

By Kristy McCaffrey   Some interesting facts about my native Arizona.   Arizona is the 6th largest state in the U.S. Arizona has more mountainous country than Switzerland. Arizona has more sunshine

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Why Starbucks Is So Successful

By Kristy McCaffrey This statement is, of course, redundant—people love coffee and Starbucks does it right. I’m certain I can’t give any insight that many of you don’t already know. But a recent

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College-Bound Children and Hiking

By Kristy McCaffrey When my two boys were young, they frequently used the word “pathway” to describe a direction they wanted to go. It was an unusual description for them to utter since my husband

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Find Your Path, Find Your Purpose

By Kristy McCaffrey “The job of the wayfinder, whether an ancient oracle or a modern scientific theorist, is to reach beyond current human knowledge into the realm of the unimagined and bring back something

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20 Facts About Teenagers

By Kristy McCaffrey I currently live in a household with 4 teenagers, ranging in age from 13 to 19, both boys and girls. This doesn’t make me an expert. It does mean I’ve done bloody verbal battle

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Grand Canyon

Post by Kristy McCaffrey                  The amazing spectacle that is Grand Canyon, located in northern Arizona, has long defied description. And yet, there’s no shortage of writers

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Scotland, 4 Teenagers, and Swearing

By Kristy McCaffrey The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Islands My husband and I recently took our four children on a family vacation to Scotland. My goal was to see the Ring of Brodgar, a neolithic

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A Houseboat On Lake Powell

By Kristy McCaffrey Last July my husband and I took our four children, mostly teenagers at the time, on a houseboat trip on Lake Powell for seven days. Located along the Arizona/Utah border, this unique

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Gematria ~ Hebrew Numerology

By Kristy McCaffrey Ancient Academies and Mystery schools taught the concept of sacred numbers and the corresponding idea that everything in the Universe can be associated with a numerical value. This

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Peru and Inca Ruins

By Kristy McCaffrey “It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.”  ~  Carl Sagan   View of Andes Mountains from Macchu Picchu.   I must confess that

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Las Vegas, New Mexico

Post by Kristy McCaffrey When you hear Las Vegas you immediately think of the gambling mecca in Nevada, but there is another. Las Vegas, New Mexico—located east of Santa Fe—was established in 1835

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A Word About Colons

Post by Kristy McCaffrey I’m here to write about punctuation, not the human intestine. Just wanted to be clear up front. I’m really not a fan of the colon. And I’m really not a fan when a writer

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Native Americans: The Comanche

By Kristy McCaffrey             The Comanche Indians likely originated somewhere north of the headwaters of the Arkansas River in the mountainous country of what is now Colorado and Wyoming,

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