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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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Too Much Liking And Facebook Turns Ugly

Aug 13, 14 Too Much Liking And Facebook Turns Ugly

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

Anyone who has a Facebook account has probably ‘liked’ something. Sometimes the only way we communicate with each other is by liking each other’s posts. One journalist for WIRED wanted to see just what happened when he liked everything Facebook had to throw at him, whether it was something he truly liked or not. Turns out, he did not like what happened, not at all.

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How To Improve Water Efficiency And Curtail Water Use

Jul 23, 14 How To Improve Water Efficiency And Curtail Water Use

Posted by in Science

Visiting with locals lead to many discussions about the concerns and issues they see with water availability or, more accurately, lack of availability. The seriousness of the water issues is palpable. Water availability is quickly becoming one of the most urgent issues for much of the United States, as well as other countries across the world.

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Another Place For The Family

Jul 22, 14 Another Place For The Family

Posted by in Lifestyle

Earlier this, I wrote about Black River Lodge in Missouri as an option for family vacations. I wanted to harken back to that blog post and talk about another type of “staycation” of sorts, especially for those who live near a coast. Specifically, I want to talk about Sea Ranch, California

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Sun Signs: Pisces

Jul 20, 14 Sun Signs: Pisces

Posted by in Lifestyle

Well, here we are at the end of the zodiacal cycle. Up to this point, we have learned about the other 11 signs. What is this final sign? Pisces hold the place as the last sign in the zodiac, and it also holds the reputation as the chameleons of the zodiac

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Sun Signs: Aquarius

Jul 19, 14 Sun Signs: Aquarius

Posted by in Lifestyle

We are quickly wrapping up the series on the zodiac. Right now, we have the penultimate sign of the series: Aquarius. Anyone born from January 21through to February 19 is an Aquarius. This sign is the sign of change.

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Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Jul 18, 14 Gifford Pinchot National Forest

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I have written about many different National Parks over the years, but seldom have I written about National Forests, despite the fact that I spend more time in National Forests than I do National Parks. So, I figured it was time to spread the love and attention to National Forests as well.

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Helping Headaches Heal (Part 3)

Jul 17, 14 Helping Headaches Heal (Part 3)

Posted by in Health

Part 1 and Part 2 identified the first 14 tips that Health.com gives to help those of us who suffer from headaches. Now let’s look at the last seven to have a full scope of options to help heal our headaches and possibly even prevent them.

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Road Trips: Choosing A Path

Jul 17, 14 Road Trips: Choosing A Path

Posted by in Lifestyle

When I road trip, there are two different paths I consider: interstate driving and small highway or back road driving. I thought I would take a bit to discuss the differences and pros and cons of each of these.

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Helping Headaches Heal – Part 2

Jul 16, 14 Helping Headaches Heal – Part 2

Posted by in Health

Health.com released 21 tips to help those of us who suffer from headaches to find some release. In Part 1 of this series, I identified and discussed the first seven tips. Now, let’s look at the next seven to find even more help for when headaches take over.

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Helping Headaches Heal (Part 1)

Jul 15, 14 Helping Headaches Heal (Part 1)

Posted by in Health

Some of us live with low-grade headaches, while others suffer from stress headaches, and still some others have allergy-related headaches. Health.com recently published 21 tips to help those of us who suffer from migraines. Let’s take a look at what they have to offer.

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