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Alicia Kachmar

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Born
in Pittsburgh, The United States
November 02, 1981

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I will not reason and compare: my business is to create."

-William Blake

A teacher turned freelance writer, crafter, and all-around DIY-er, Alicia Kachmar enjoys crocheting safety cones, mixing martinis, playing pool, biking around New York City and baking pies. She grew up in a creative and crafty household in the great city of Pittsburgh, sewing and baking before she had really mastered reading. With a Day of the Dead birthday, planned elaborate Halloween parties where she would figure out precisely how to cut the cake so that each guest got equally-sized pieces. She spent a lot of time in Joann Fabrics and at her basement "work desk," collaging, painting rocks, making candles, papier-macheing animals and convincing her mom that, yes, I *am
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“She laughed. ‘It won’t last. Nothing lasts. But I’m happy now.’


‘Happy,’ I muttered, trying to pin the word down. But it is one of those words, like Love, that I have never quite understood. Most people who deal in words don’t have much faith in them and I am no exception–especially the big ones like Happy and Love and Honest and Strong. They are too elusive and far too relative when you comp...

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