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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.

May Your Thanksgiving Have a Little of Everything

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Same as it ever was

Endings and beginnings are good places to make change. But I, like many others I know, don’t seem to be able to make it stick. It may be a rut. It may be laziness. It may be fear. There are … Continue reading

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The Best We Can Do

I have many thoughts about the terrible man-made events in Paris, Beirut, Baghdad. There will be more terrible man-made events; there have been others. And comparing tragedies in numbers or methods does any of us any favors. Bottom line: Individuals are … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: A Finer World

From the MLK, Jr Memorial in Washington DC.

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Reject the Naysayers! You Can Be An Artist Too.

Artists to be! Artists who are! Reject the naysayers and the stifling harumph of those who wish to quiet your budding passion. Continue reading

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Symbolism Evolution via Twitter, et al

Oops, they’ve done it again! Actually, let me try that again. Oh For Fuck’s Sake, what’s with the hearts? Yep, those on Periscope predicted it a while back: Twitter has gone to a HEART instead of a STAR for Favorites. And … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Primordial Connections on Pine Street

Sometimes a space becomes a living, breathing organ, providing a needed boost to the neighborhood surrounding it. 73 See Gallery at 73C Pine Street in Montclair embodies this idea. And the newest exhibition is a clear example of how deeply Mary Z Scotti’s … Continue reading

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Introverting: It’s not you, it’s me.

This image feels off to me. As one of those confusing “She doesn’t seem shy” introverts, I feel like I ought to connect to this. It’s trying to be polite, and it’s so very clever with its gerund-like attempt to be … Continue reading

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My Appropriation of Dia de los Muertos

I’ve always loved Hallowe’en. The elements of fantasy, choosing an alter ego, finding courage behind a mask, and the adrenaline surge of approaching houses — both strange and familiar — to ask for handouts combined to form an irresistible pull for … Continue reading

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Eeek! I Still Need a Halloween Costume!

Want to go out trick-or-treating, but fresh out of ideas? As someone who once went as The Black-Eyed P’s (yes, I actually painted on a fairly convincing black eye and wore two paper P’s around my neck), these are a … Continue reading

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