Ali Canary aka AliCat
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It's Nice to See that People Are Still Posting Here

I have been lurking around, reading the farewell posts by our PersonaPeeps, and I would guess many of you are doing the same, as there have been surprisingly high page views on some of them ( alexdg1 's post, for example, already had 15 views when I c
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Posted in Persona Paper on February 10, 2016

It was a Sexist Remark, Meant to Make Me Feel Better

In the summer after my sophomore year in college, I worked at an art supply store, and at that store, there were three managers--two men and one woman. I didn't get along with the woman for whatever reasons, and I actually ended up getting fired
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Posted in Personal on January 27, 2016

Can You Make Money Online at Amazon's Mechanical Turk?

I first heard mention of Amazon's website, Mechanical Turk, in an old issue of Discover magazine. For those of you unfamiliar with the story of the Mechanical Turk, a brief synopsis: A "chess-playing machine" that amazed audiences back in the mid-eighteent
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Posted in Technology on January 25, 2016

Review of Honeymooners by Chuck Kinder

I want to be nice to Chuck Kinder. I want to give him a great review, because he is from West Virginia. Although I was not born in West Virginia, I grew up there, and I have had to deal with the most astonishingly ignorant comments from people who either h
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Posted in Reviews on January 24, 2016

How to Be a Better Student

The reason many people decide to go to college after they graduate from high school is to find a better job and be more successful in their lives. College serves as a preparation for the "real world", and it should be taken seriously if you want to reach
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Posted in Tutorials on January 23, 2016

Winter Olympics -- Why I Like Figure Skating Better than Luge

Whenever the Olympics roll around, I watch every day, and yes, it's a bit of a time-suck, but much less so with the DVR. Not only do I fast-forward through all the commercials, I also go zooming past the wrap-ups, the getting-to-know-you pieces, and the
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Posted in Sports on January 23, 2016

It's Snowing Again.

The snow is coming down, thick and diagonal in the wind; giant, fluffy flakes that cling to the wooden picnic table on the deck. My neighbor's towering cypress trees sway in the wind, encrusted with ice that coats the outlines of their feathery evergreen
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Posted in Personal on January 23, 2016

Revisiting Rain

oneoveralpha 's writing prompt for Wednesday, January 20, 2016 was "revisiting rain", inspired by his look back at his first-ever writing prompt, which was "rain". He linked back to the older post before writing the current one. I decided the best wa
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Posted in Writing on January 21, 2016

The Auction at My Family Reunion

Every year at my family reunion, we have an auction to pay for the rental of the building that we use and also to provide scholarships for our college-bound relatives. Each scholarship is a few hundred dollars, so it won't cover tuition, but it will certai
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Posted in Personal on January 20, 2016

More Activity at Persona Paper--and That Means More Money!

Persona Paper seems to have become lot busier in the past week or two, and I am happy to see it! I think it might have something to do with people making resolutions to get more writing done, but it also might have a lot to do with seeing all these a
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Posted in Persona Paper on January 20, 2016

Comments (82)

Yes, it is a good feeling to be getting closer to the goal.

January 17, 2016, 2:53 PM

Hi AliCat. I remember you from Bubblews. Glad to see you here. I just found the site recently.

November 29, 2015, 12:51 PM

Hi AliCat! I don't know if you're looking for any new venues or not, but I do know Daily Voice News is looking for writers to write about their favorite TV shows on a regular basis. I thought of you because your recaps are always so interesting and thorough. I just wanted to mention it to you. : )

November 14, 2015, 8:51 PM

You have been busy!! Congratulations on the milestone!

September 1, 2015, 8:13 AM

Hi Lady : ) I saw a new book at the library today titled, "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" and thought of you. I didn't know if you were aware of it or not, so here's looking at you, kid.

July 14, 2015, 9:44 PM

Free time is scarce at the moment and even though I try to pop in everyday not much time to post...hopefully things will get back to normal over the next few months...

July 13, 2015, 6:20 PM

Following you and eagerly awaiting The Saga of the Truck Battery, Part 4.

July 8, 2015, 12:49 PM

i went on an extended hiatus. i miss this place and of course my dear friends here in persona paper!

July 6, 2015, 7:13 PM

Following you! Have a great holiday weekend!

July 3, 2015, 5:25 PM

Following you! Have a great holiday weekend!

July 3, 2015, 5:25 PM