Category Archives: random observation

Small or Large, you are Significant

Here’s a mental health pick-me-up on a Monday. You know that after school special diddy “The most important person in the whole wide world is YOU, and you hardly even know you…”? It was incredibly comforting to me as although … Continue reading

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Save Me: Comfort Music by Queen

Even though it’s nothing new, the last weeks of news really affected me. International, national, local news all felt bad — and the weekend’s news out of Missouri truly numbed me. I feel like I don’t have the right to … Continue reading

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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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Lazy Mom’s Guide to Overcoming (your own) Anti-Social Behavior

On the last day of school, my son was so excited for summer that he practically bounced over to me as he left his teacher’s hug. “What kind of fun will we be having, Mama? Who will be there?” I … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Salt & Pepper Feet

I haven’t been one to collect items of any sort lately. Not for a couple decades anyway. But I do appreciate other people’s collections. Local businesses do love to decorate with style. And this collection of salt & pepper shakers … Continue reading

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Nostalgia: People Watching at the Airport

I love SNL Shorts, old and new. But there is none better than the Gary Weis compilation of people meeting loved ones at the airport. Watching the joyful moments — so private in their public exhibition — with tears in … Continue reading

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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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No Drama, Please

I was reminded recently that we always have a choice when it comes to drama. Just because someone else is chomping at the bit to make a scene, or even to poke and prod a reaction out of you, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Boobs are Cooler than Guns. And Getting Old is not a Crime.

Today, at a kiddie birthday party, a friend and I watched groups of kids playing arcade games — one of which was a hunting game fully equipped with two colorful rifles and the other of which was a pinball game … 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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