Cynthia Raleigh

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A good chunk of my time growing up in southern Indiana was spent reading books; all kinds of books, but especially mysteries and the scariest stories I could find at the time. I read every book in the library about witches, goblins, elves, magic, changelings, dragons, anything fantastic and otherworldly. I also have always been an avid lover of history. I was an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, taking part in events, costuming, feasting, and medieval dancing. I also spent many years as a weekend gamer, getting together with friends to create characters, work through adventures, and enjoy our collective imagination.

Another interest is genealogy. I started pestering busy adults with questions about my family history whe
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Cynthia Raleigh The type of 'writer's block' I have experienced is more of a temporary 'what do I want to happen next' type of thing. I find if I get up and do…moreThe type of 'writer's block' I have experienced is more of a temporary 'what do I want to happen next' type of thing. I find if I get up and do something that keeps my hands busy but let's me think about it, it helps me work things out. Sometimes I go outside and finish a task there. If it's summer, that might be something simple like dead-heading the flowers. Otherwise, I'll get a household chore done, which has to be done anyway. Walking or running is another good way for me to clear the cobwebs. (less)
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My husband and I went to a small, rural cemetery last weekend. We volunteer to take photographs of headstones, for genealogy purposes, for those who are researching their family. For many who do so, a photograph of a burial marker can be an important factor for documenting relationships, birth dates, and death dates. For some people, it serves as a memento of a loved one, a distant relative, or... Read more of this blog post »
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