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About That Unique* Weblog

Adjusting to the car culture, dealing with leaving a career I love, and spouting off along the way.

Glad I Saw It: Dog

I don’t do nearly as much walking now as I did when we first moved to New Jersey. Walking helps you notice tiny details and wisps of fantasy, especially when you’re out walking with children. But sometimes driving can yield lovely … Continue reading

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Summer Fun for all Ages at the Liberty Science Center

My family and I had a great time exploring the new Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibit and visiting Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Liberty Science Center (LSC) this weekend. As members, we always love visiting the LSC. … Continue reading

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Without Tenure — Everything Is Awesome!

To hear people talk about teacher tenure, you’d think that in every third classroom teachers sit around staring down students as the clock struggles to the bell. Or maybe teachers are just eating Pringles and reading the paper while children who … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Escaping with Books

Did you know that we are living in the most peaceful time of human history? Doesn’t feel like it, does it? What with the television and radio and Facebook and Twitter and Reddit and emails and headlines about Syria and … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Dumbwaiter

Seeing this in a corner off the Montclair Art Museum‘s lobby reminded me of a stupid night I had with a friend while in college. It must have been my freshman year, and we went to our first “Around the … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence and Guns: Not just for Married Couples

Let’s stop pretending that gun violence is all about mental health. I know. If feels good to say that only the “crazies” commit violence, especially the worst kind of violence. It’s all about the other. But the fact is, over … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Fantastical Reading

Anyone who knows my son knows he has been Harry Potter obsessed for the last year. He tore through all seven books and watched (curated) versions of the films. He then quickly moved on to The Spiderwick Chronicles, which took … Continue reading

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Chris Christie Veto Exposes Lack of a Moral Compass

Exposing his extreme cowardice and an utter lack of leadership ability, Christie eviscerated A2006, a bill to reduce the legal limit for firearm magazines to ten (down from 15). Parroting NRA claims that it’s mental health and not the amount … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: S’mores

Gently toasted or burnt and crispy? Which one are you?

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Seagull Picnic: yeah write gargleblaster

Seagulls fight over forgotten fruit and crustless triangles. Unable to raise his eyes, knowing that the lack of joy in hers would harden concrete over her words, he studies a footprint in the wet sand and wishes he’d never answered her song. … Continue reading

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