About Rayshell Clapper

Rayshell E. Clapper is an Associate Professor of English at a rural college in Oklahoma where she teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition classes. She has presented her original fiction and non-fiction at several conferences and events including: Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Howlers and Yawpers Creativity Symposium, Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Regional Conference, and Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Her publications include Cybersoleil Journal, Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, Red Dirt Anthology, Originals, and Oklahoma English Journal. Beyond her written works, she successfully created a writer's group in rural Oklahoma to support burgeoning writers. The written word is her passion, and all she experiences inspires that passion. She hopes to help inspire others through her words.

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Clean Reader: Technology gone too far

I am a writer. Words mean things, and they carry great importance in my life. To this end, I am also vehemently opposed to any form of censorship. Stay with me, now. I know this is a weird way to start a technology blog, but all this is important to establish because I am going to write about a new app called Clean Reader.

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LGBT Health Awareness Week initiates safer sex awareness for all

Mar 28, 15 LGBT Health Awareness Week initiates safer sex awareness for all

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

Yesterday marked the final day of LGBT Health Awareness Week, which helped to spread awareness of the health issues and struggles that members of the LGBT community face. Obviously, every community, every individual, faces a plethora of health issues; however, this week focused on those issues in the LGBT community, in particular the sexual health issues.

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Stem cells in baby teeth may save us in the future

Mar 12, 15 Stem cells in baby teeth may save us in the future

Posted by in Health, Science

Remember when we were kids and the excitement we felt when a tooth fell out? We all knew that meant a visit from the tooth fairy. The dental pulp present in those baby teeth provides a great source of stem cells, which may help us in the future.

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A case for cursive

Mar 11, 15 A case for cursive

Posted by in Education, Science

Schools have moved away from cursive altogether. This saddens me – and many of us who love cursive – because cursive is part of our heritage, our tradition. But, more importantly, it also saddens me because cursive has many benefits from a scientific standpoint.

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What to know about Daylight Savings Time

Mar 09, 15 What to know about Daylight Savings Time

Posted by in Science, Seasonal

This past weekend, many Americans had to adjust to Daylight Savings Time. In the spring, we move an hour forward at 2am, which means that we lost an hour of sleep, and although no one really enjoys this, the pay off for this lost hour is an hour longer of sunlight.

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Loggerhead sea turtles: Cute and smart

Mar 07, 15 Loggerhead sea turtles: Cute and smart

Posted by in Science

Sometimes science and nature so boggle our minds. Actions and habits of beasts, humans, and plants really are amazing. Not that long ago, National Geographic wrote about one such instance of amazing with its article about loggerhead sea turtles.

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2015 resolutions check-in – March

Mar 06, 15 2015 resolutions check-in – March

Posted by in Lifestyle, Science, Seasonal

So, we are into March now, and many of us have lost focus on those New Year’s resolutions. Hell, probably some have given up completely. But we can always recommit. Just because we have stopped a resolution or two (or all of them) does not mean that we are out of the game completely.

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What avatars create feelings of friendship?

Mar 04, 15 What avatars create feelings of friendship?

Posted by in Science, Technology

More and more, we make avatars online. For video games, social media, online dating and chatting, and other reasons, we see the online avatar all over the Internet. But just how do we react to these different avatars?

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Great remedies for sore throats

Mar 03, 15 Great remedies for sore throats

Posted by in Health

It is that time of the year when people suffer from sore throats due to myriad diseases, viruses, and infectors. From allergies to the cold to strep, it is hard to walk around and not run into someone suffering greatly from his sore throat.

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The ways animals adapt to humans

Mar 02, 15 The ways animals adapt to humans

Posted by in Science

Human encroachment on natural ecosystems has forced animals to adapt. Those that do not adapt struggle to the point of potential extinction. However, there is hope for animals. National Geographic notes several ways in which animals have adapted.

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