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Peculiar Treasures: Join In

By Kellie Purcill

Welcome to another week of treasures!

It may have been years since high-school, but being excluded from a group of our ‘friends’ can hurt – here’s a few suggestions about what to do when it happens.  For further inspiration, this high schooler has made an app to make sure people don’t eat alone at lunch after her own experiences, and this ten year old used Google Translate to ask a new classmate to sit with her.

Halloween’s been, but here’s some scary/fascinating news – spiders can hear you (though probably not your screaming) even though they don’t have ears!  How? Leg hair. Seriously! (Is that a possible superpower?)

A rose by any other name has likely been drawn for centuries, and here’s a collection of botanical drawings throughout time and cultures.  Previously lost in time, and now found, are some fascinating clues to the “Snake Kings” of Mayan times.

A four year old birthday girl called out “Hi old person!” at the store… It’s a sweet story of connection.

In the final stretch we have how Satan’s arithmetic is damaging us by removing Christ from the equation by using the perfect lie, and the marathons being run behind prison bars in Utah.

Did you read the latest Segullah Journal online?  Also, don’t forget to submit to our journal, and for our annual prose, poetry and visual art contests!

About Kellie Purcill

lives way on the other side of the planet in her native Australia and gives thanks for the internet regularly. She loves books, her boys, panna cotta, collecting words, being a redhead and not putting things in order of importance when listing items. She credits writing as a major contributing factor to surviving her life with sanity mostly intact, though her (in)sanity level is subject to change without warning.

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