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Megan Tracy
21 May 2006 @ 06:16 pm
“A Million Little Pieces” authored by James Frey

Forgoing the legal issues arising around Frey, I found this book to be a quick read and hard to put down. I love the way Frey confronts reality and the book itself is a testament to such. “A Million Little Pieces” was a refreshingly-non-whiny account of struggle with addiction. Parts made me sigh deeply and involuntarily, parts made me squirm, parts made my hair stand on end. Frey does a magnificent job of exposing his vulnerabilities and strengths as a human. The underbelly of addiction has never seemed so virulent. The ending was a bit of a drop off, tying up terse accounts of fellow patients with utmost ambiguity. All in all, the book could have benefited from stronger editing; the stylistic acrobatics (no quotation marks, random capitalization, left-aligned text, wild paragraph breaks) may seem too self-conscious for some readers, but beyond the literary fireworks lurks a fierce debut.
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: California Girls- The Beach Boys
 
 
Megan Tracy
07 May 2006 @ 11:48 pm
oh, my, dreary...
 
 
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: ..hum drum of my brain..
 
 
 
Megan Tracy
23 March 2006 @ 11:59 am
Lack of food has led to starvation for over 13 million people in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland and other countries in southern Africa. Please check out www.worldvision.org to find out how you can help.

You must visit my wordpress page on all awareness issues..and my rants...

http://megantracy.wordpress.com/2006/02/14/southern-africa/
 
 
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: save soul~ Amarie Guillesque
 
 
Megan Tracy
21 March 2006 @ 05:48 am
Absolutely fabulous Grahame

LiveJournal Haiku!
Your name:acacia_saint
Your haiku:sit on the stone pews
of the opportunity
so much heart so its
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Created by Grahame
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Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: wake up ~ jem and roy
 
 
 
Megan Tracy
19 March 2006 @ 12:07 pm


You Are Teal Green



You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you.

Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible.

While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks.

Your warm personality nicely counteracts and strange habits you may have.

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Megan Tracy
08 March 2006 @ 06:11 pm

You fit in with:
Spiritualism



Your ideals are mostly spiritual, but in an individualistic way. While spirituality is very important in your life, organized religion itself may not be for you. It is best for you to seek these things on your own terms.


60% spiritual.
40% reason-oriented.





Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com
 
 
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Megan Tracy
27 February 2006 @ 08:47 pm
Well! busy busy busy... finally found a job...phew..now we'll finally be able to pay off that credit card bill!!
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Current Music: Cats-off broadway
 
 
Megan Tracy
16 February 2006 @ 09:01 am
Wow... so I'm absolutely fascinated with roman art (this was provoked by thumbing through a book ala B&N..) which in turn, due to my extreme nerdiness..led me to research "art and ancient Rome"-

The Roman sculptures and architectures were greatly influenced by the Greeks and occassionaly the Etruscans. Romans were influenced mostly by Greek art in many ways. It was because the variety of paintings, sculptures, and the different style of early architectures presented in every period of Roman history. The romans seem to have copied many art works from the early Greek to build their empire. Although the Etruscans had influenced the Romans and educated them to build fortifications, bridges, drainage systems and aqueducts but their understanding on both the art and language was limited to the Greek. The differences between the art of Roman and other civilizations were that every Roman arts whether were sculptures or architectures had served some purposes and played certain roles in the daily lives of Roman citizens. For example, Romans love to build small concrete buildings with vaulting systems. This unique system helps to construct much fine and greatest architecture for Romans such as the Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia, the Colosseum and the Basilica of Constantine. The Pantheon of Rome was also another striking example of fine Roman structure. These structures were often used for religion matters, public meetings and entertainment for every Roman citizen. If any Roman citizens wanted to have some fun, they would attend the Colosseum and watched the gladiatorial game or a series of chariot races. If some other citizens wanted to seek God or certain deity, they would likely to go to the Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia. In fact, architecture itself was significant in the lives of Roman citizens. The Roman sculptures were also very significant; they displayed the heritages and traditions for every Romans and played an important role in the history of Rome. For example, the statue of a Roman Patrician with two bust heads indicated the respect and memory toward the ancestors. The statue on Augustus of Primaporta displayed the climax and power of Roman Empire. Rome is home to many great architectures and paintings. It's a dream of mine that one day I could walk all across the city of Rome and sit on the stone pews of the Colosseum...
 
 
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Current Music: full of grace- sarah mclachlan
 
 
Megan Tracy
14 February 2006 @ 03:07 pm
...today my little princess turns three!!! Before I know it she'll be a teenager...my god..what am I going to do!?

don't these look delicious...mmmm

check out Rachel's other goodies at rachelleb.com
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Current Music: some random spanish station...