Category Archives: random observation

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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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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The Beauty of the Wind

Considering the amount of last night’s gusts whipping wind chimes off their hooks, with the scattered mess the waiting recycling bins brought this morning, not too many might be seeing wind as admirable. But I’ve resolved to find beauty in … Continue reading

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*American Hustle* Guest Review: We’re all Schmucks

I haven’t seen American Hustle, and I don’t think I will. At least not until it shows up included in my Netflix account. It’s not that I am not drawn in by the sexy crawl across the bed by Jennifer … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Santas

May your days be merry and bright.

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NSFW Questions About Love

He said it with such clarity and openness. “Mommy, what does Fuck Love mean? What is Fuck?” It felt like my head was being pulled down out of the clouds for a half-a-second. Then I realized he was reading the … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Shadow Box

On our last visit with the kids, from afar we debated whether or not the lines were painted on the wall. Then we went up close to check on who was most correct. Stop by the stairwell of The Montclair Art … Continue reading

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