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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.

Badass From History: Robert Smalls

As bizarre as Facebook navigation can be, sometimes really great things swim by your sight line and make you stop and do more than just hit the like button. The image below is one of those times. If you want … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Vintage Gene Autry

A few days ago I spied some books left on the outside ledge at Whole Foods. I liked the colorful cover, but I have no knowledge of Gene Autry and I didn’t have time to flip open the cover. Still, … Continue reading

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February Read: Three Out of #1000BlackGirlBooks

Every publication from Vibe to Jezebel is talking about Marley Dias, the 11-year old New Jersey girl who is holding a book drive for 1000 books with Black female protagonists. No stranger to activism, Marley is clearly a DO person, not a … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Hot Chocolate (NSFW)

Dolce Federica chocolates are rich. And beautiful. And they make the perfect indulgence. They were featured at the Montclair Pop-Up in December and recently at the Montclair Food and Wine Festival. The intense and delicious Dolce Federica chocolates have a boutique … Continue reading

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Guns: Reaction Is Easier Than Prevention

Run. Hide. Fight. That’s what you’re supposed to do when a Bad Guy With a Gun (BGWaG) enters a building you’re in. Sounds like a great plan! Easy! And you might get to be a hero! It’s even what some … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Farmhouse Shutters

The Gypsy Farmhouse in Cedar Grove, NJ is worth a visit. Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: Butterfly Counting

UPDATE: Congrats to Kenitra, who won the book! I recently reviewed several great books for younger readers at the website Vegbooks. One of my favorites was a gorgeous counting book from Charlesbridge Publishing called BUTTERFLY COUNTING. You can read the … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Syrniki

So really, this isn’t Glad I Saw It, but Glad I Ate It. Although, I was glad to see part of the process used in creating these delicious cheese pancakes from Russia: Syrniki. Mostly ricotta, these pancakes have a slightly … Continue reading

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Montclair’s Hala Ghanem Hosts a Fundraiser for Syrian Refugee Family

Montclair’s Hala Ghanem couldn’t stand by during the refugee crisis; she had to act. Continue reading

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Public Safety Over Politics: Override NJ S2360

When it comes to access to firearms, it used to be that mental health was the one area everyone agreed on. And by “agreed on” I mean that everyone believed that those with issues related to mental health should not … Continue reading

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