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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.

War is Hell: Remembering Lidice

War is Hell, no matter how we commemorate the anniversaries. Read about one horrific and sad anniversary here before we celebrate the birthday of the United States of America in two days. Click on the image to view the entirety of … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Miel con Nueces

Now that the Montclair Farmers Market is back in full swing, the crowds are back and the vendors have their complete selection of wares on display. It’s always a thrill to see Tassot Apiaries with their honey sticks and beeswax … Continue reading

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Lift Ev’ry Voice and Shout: 150th Juneteenth

Learn so you can act with conviction, knowledge, passion, confidence, and positivity. Please leave more positive links about Juneteenth in comments. History of Juneteenth via Texas State Historical Association. More history of Juneteenth via Talking Points Memo. An idea of how … Continue reading

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Asking the impossible: respond with anger, hope, justice — Love

The only emotion I refuse to feel in reference to the horrific murders at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC is hopelessness. I refuse to give up and give in. Hopelessness would be an affront to the nine people … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: New Jersey’s State House

If you haven’t been since a 4th grade class trip, or ever, try to make a visit. Trenton could use the love. This photo is of part of the rotunda, filled with portraits of New Jersey leaders I still need … Continue reading

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For Parents: judging each other is totally in our hands and heads

It’s that time of year again. It’s time to judge each other as parents! Actually, it seems like it’s always that time of year. But the end of the school year is especially tough for parents because it’s been a long … Continue reading

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Social Collisions Solved

The source of many misunderstandings: Shy and socially awkward people think no one else is. Outgoing and gregarious people think everyone else is.  As someone who considers herself shy and socially awkward (despite few people ever believing me), I’ve become … Continue reading

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Your life, trying to be remembered

A friend posted this today — April 28th — and it expresses part of the complexity that is mourning. Life goes on, and as time passes, we start to live in moments and hours and even days when those we’ve … Continue reading

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Inspiration at {verdigreen}

When I say “inspiration” it means vicariously soaking in other people’s artistic or creative projects with paints and craft items. And that’s where it ends: I feel inspired. I love to look, imagine, be tempted to distress furniture and wonder about … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures: Television Edition

I like television. I watch more than I should. But it’s so good! One of my guilty pleasures for a while now — okay for over four seasons now — has been Once Upon A Time. I’ve made peace with … Continue reading

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