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About That Unique* Weblog

Adjusting to car culture, dealing with leaving a career I loved, and spouting off along the way. #RESIST

Glad I Saw It: Managing Big Emotions

A toddler’s temper tantrum causes headaches. An adult’s outbursts cause conflict. A leader’s inability to handle criticism, stress, and responsibility causes disarray and misery for many. It seems like we could all use reminders about how to manage big emotions … Continue reading

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Book Review: IS THIS GUY FOR REAL? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman brought joy, anger, laughter, discomfort, confusion, and deep sadness to his audiences. Whether it was performaing as Mighty Mouse, Elvis, Latka, or the Women’s Wrestling Champion of the World, watching Andy Kaufman in action never failed to elicit … Continue reading

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Intentions and Inspiration for 2018

In the last few weeks, and really every time one more nutty thing happens at the top rungs of the USA government, I’ve seen more and more people shrug or throw up their hands or just say, “Whatever.” And I … Continue reading

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The First Morning After the Darkest Night of the Year

We know they are coming, those longer nights. We know we will lose the sun. We string lights and burn candles and celebrate to chase away the enveloping dark. We know it is here. And yet we are startled, worried, … Continue reading

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Books for Middle Readers: Best Gift Ever

There are so many amazing books out there that make the perfect gift. Throw a cool bookmark on top, and you’re good to go no matter who is on your gift list. This list is for the avid young readers … Continue reading

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Books for Kids: The Best Gift Ever

My home is overflowing in books. Each member of our household, save the dog, has lots of books and a true aversion for clearing out the shelves (or stacks…). Even so, there’s always room for more! What follows are some … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Bench Trimmed in Green

There are several memorial benches around Brookdale Park. Some have pithy sayings, and some are more simple. This bench, overlooking the meadow, has been lovingly trimmed in greenery for the season. It is lovely, and it made me smile.  It … Continue reading

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Buy Like You Give A Damn, part I

I found Brittany Packnett via Twitter, as one does. And I liked what I saw. In fact, I really liked what I saw. So I clicked on the website she has in her profile and hello! I found a comforting … Continue reading

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Lawrence Welk and the Modern Spiritual

My family used to watch Lawrence Welk every week. Together with Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, it provided the backdrop for many Sunday evenings. I loved the bubbles, the outfits, the Polkas, everything. Lawrence Welk occasionally featured versions of current … Continue reading

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Books: The Best Gift Ever

If you choose books like I choose my wine, then you know that the cover (or label) can sometimes be an uneven predictor of what’s inside. So for this gift-giving season, I’m going to help you with a taste of … Continue reading

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