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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.

Glad I Saw It: Pottery Treasures

My children were lucky enough to be able to take one of the Montclair Art Museum‘s Spring Break classes at the pottery studio. Besides the hands-on, messy, focused fun they enjoyed, it also provided a lesson in patience; the budding … Continue reading

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What To See at the 2016 Montclair Film Festival

Film festivals are tricky — there is a wealth of art and intrigue and drama and education and investigation and star power, but there is also a schedule to follow. And unless you have the luxury to take a vacation … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Uncle Momo’s Zeit W Zaatar

I could live on Uncle Momo’s Lentil Soup and Hummus, but we took the kids to Momo’s brunch last Sunday, and I decided to expand my horizons by trying Zeit W Zaatar crepe dish. It was wonderful and fresh and … Continue reading

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#MFF Must-See: When Two Worlds Collide

Of all the dire issues facing the human race, climate change is surely the one that will reach us all, no matter where we live. Those of us who see climate change through the lens of recycling Poland Spring bottles, … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Life Lessons from Read Alouds

I found this on my child’s 1st grade classroom wall today. It seems to me that adults need more Read Alouds from which to learn Life Lessons. Which stories would you read aloud to the adults in your life, and … Continue reading

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To Pledge or Not To Pledge

I was leading a school tour for a mom and dad soon to join our local school system, and the usual questions came up about recess and playtime in Kindergarten and curriculum and school community. And then the dad asked … Continue reading

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TRAPPED: Access to Abortion is about Women’s Health

When Dawn Porter sent out a notice about a Kickstarter for a film documenting the systematic elimination of abortion clinics in the Southern United States, it was a no-brainer. Of course I would support the film. And when I recently … Continue reading

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Effie Lee Newsome: The Bronze Legacy #BHM

  Effie Lee Newsome probably isn’t the first name that pops up when discussing Harlem Renaissance writers or illustrators, but she was a part of many and varied projects in the first half of the 20th Century. I chose Effie Lee … Continue reading

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Happy Tenth Birthday, First Second! #10yearsof01

In my home, we dove feet first into graphic novels when the kids first started reading on their own. Even before that, our home had many graphic novels in the bookshelves — everything from King Lear to Persepolis to Maus. My … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Nina Simone on Sesame Street

Nina Simone sings Young, Gifted and Black on Sesame Street. Continue reading

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