Category Archives: Glad I Saw It

Various items of interest in and around my suburban town.

Glad I Saw It: Reliable Sign of Spring

I missed the cherry blossom celebration in Branch Brook Park again, but right next door I get to see magnolias every spring. Soon the azalea bushes will be aflame, and in May we’ll see tulips all over town. It’s almost … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Bricks for Mischa

Last Friday my children and I attended a small ceremony in Watchung Plaza to honor the memory of those lost in the Montclair post office shooting 19 years ago. There were eight of us there, including the pastor and the … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Dad’s Pie at Manny’s Diner

My family had a very busy weekend, and we decided that a diner was exactly what the Daddy ordered for dinner on Sunday. Our foursome was exhausted from the day as well as daylight savings; 7 PM was already late … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: From Whence Empathy Comes

Oh dear. I was trying so hard — and hating every moment of it.

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Glad I Saw It: Winter Rain

I can’t begin to tell you how hopeful this dreary, grey, cold rain has made me today. I don’t even mind that a corner of my basement has sprung a leak in response. Please rain, please help melt away the … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Books To Have and Hold

One of my favorite things is happening upon my children reading — or just looking at — books. Just as I was, my children are very lucky in that they are surrounded by books of all types. We have beautiful … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Right-Sized Butt

With all the liking of big butts and wanting smaller butts and bemoaning flat butts and finding jeans to give you a round butt — how about we all just love our own butts for what they are: Exactly the … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Deconstructing Snowman

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Glad I Saw It: Santas

May your days be merry and bright.

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Glad I Saw It: Rosette

There are lots of fancy, sharp, curated, manicured details around this town that make an autumn walk a pleasure for the senses. But what makes it truly interesting are the many details mixed in that represent an organic wearing down … Continue reading

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