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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: Mural

This is one of several murals at East Orange Campus High School. It makes me smile every time I pass it.

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On Finding Empathy, Not Approval, for Protests That Become Riots

We’ve heard it on the news and in conversations, usually on-line, related to protests that turn violent surrounding the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision. And it’s a logical question, although often pathetically accented with ugly adjectives. And I’m sure many of us have said similar … Continue reading

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You Cannot Change What You Refuse to Confront

“If you hated what you saw Monday night, if you hated seeing those human beings pushed past their limit, YOU need to do something about the government and the justice system and the institutions of policing. You need to do … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: Joy of Giving

This video has gotten a lot of play, but it’s worth another share. Narayanan Krishnan, as a part of the CNN Heroes: Everyday People Changing the World series, shares how his life has become about giving to others. I appreciate that … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Guilt Isn’t the Point

If you’re my friend, and you are a white blogger or otherwise have a social media platform, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE say something, — Karen Walrond (@Chookooloonks) November 25, 2014 The words that follow aren’t mine. I am at a loss … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird is Apropos Again. And Again.

It is about justice for Michael Brown. Even more, for many, it’s also about preventing future Darren Wilsons. And I believe that in order to do that, we have to work hard. Everyday. To confront our own biases (yes, you) and … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Dresses for Dancing

Yesterday, as my daughter and I walked around Nutley waiting for a birthday party to finish, we came across Shall We Dance. My daughter was entranced by the sparkle and fringe in the window, so we went in. It was … Continue reading

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If you haven’t voted yet, get to it!

Find your polling place here. For more reticent voters: Find your f***ing polling place. (Language NSFW!)

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Have a Punny Halloween!

Grammarly is an English teacher’s dream. And it’s perfect for the wickedly corny folks as well. And so, Happy Halloween!

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Bearing Witness, Declaring Support for Domestic Violence Awareness

Attending a vigil is to be a witness. We listen, we nod, we speak names aloud, we stand in remembrance of those lost. Attending a vigil is to be an advocate. We show support, solidarity, unity with those who survive. … Continue reading

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