We are nerds. But what does that mean, anyway. According to Websters dictionary a nerd is a ...wait that doesn't sound right. We are changing the definition of a nerd. Per Nerd Zoo, a nerd is an individual who accepts the fact that they are an individual. They are not afraid of being unique, in-fact they embrace their own and other's uniqueness because they realize it is these differences that create beauty in the world. A nerd is passionate about their interest; however odd or eccentric they may be. Join the Zoo and be a Nerd with us.

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We all know that it's hard to get kids unglued from the tv, phone, tablet, or anything they can sit and be entertained.  In fact you likely stumbled upon this blog because you were cruising the web or scrolling through social media, but never mind that, today we are talking about art, why it's amazing, and how you and the entire family can learn to love it.  Unfortunately, it is going to require you to put down your electronic device and settle for simple paper and pencil, but please read the blog first.  Why is art is amazing?  I could...

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I start my day each morning by sipping on coffee and watching the news (that is after I hit snooze a few times of course).  The news allows me to stay informed and aware of global and political events, but I have to admit that it can be hard to watch and sometimes a little depressing when it seems each day is a different shooting.  The rest of my day is often spent taking care of sick people or caring for people going through their own life struggles and traumas.  By the time the day is complete there can be...

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 You have heard it said that "laughter is the best medicine."  Working in medicine for years, I can honestly say that I have never prescribed laughter, although I wish that I could.  Laughter, smiles, and love would be the first orders I would write for every patient that entered the hospital.  Inevitably, the nurses would page me and say that the medications haven't cured the patient, and we would simply have to increase the dose.  Being the patient is no simple task.  The act of being patient actually means to bear or endure pain or difficulty with calmness.  Happiness, although sometimes required in heaping...

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Handicraft Exchange -

It's been a little too long since I've visited my own blog.  Not because there isn't anything to say but more so because there is so much to do sometimes it is hard to sit down long enough to put my thoughts into writing  Nerd Zoo has been growing both in size and in the reach of our influence and have been enjoying every minute of it.  Having recently spent the day at the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange at the Harrison Center in downtown Indianapolis, I'm feeling more inspired and wanted to share the experience with our fellow nerds. Some may call...

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Goals -

If you go anywhere these days you will find everything is covered in inspiring and funny quotes.  You want an inspiring quote on a t-shirt, canvas, pillowcase, mug, sticker, or even tattooed across your chest; you can find it.  But honestly, this is a trend I can get behind because who doesn't need some inspiration from time to time, or even all of the time.   You can probably think of a few of your favorite quotes off the top of your head.  Nelson Mandela told us "It always seems impossible until its done".  Another inspiring individual, Dr. Seuss said it...

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