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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

23 Years Ago, in Montclair

In the 90’s, I remember hearing the phrase “Going Postal” used as almost amusing hyperbole when someone seemed a little too upset about what felt like a minor issue. I remember hearing about unbelievable incidents in passing, trying to explain … Continue reading

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I am holding your hand.

I feel like we need to hear this today.  Current public discourse and breaking news and personal tragedies and life stresses and national events and expectations of action and more and more and more, empties our reserves and shreds our … Continue reading

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Review: Don’t Miss *Star Scouts: League of Lasers*

LEAGUE OF LASERS by Mike Lawrence, the sequel to STAR SCOUTS, is not only fun, it builds wonderfully on the characters and situations that were so enjoyable in the first book. The upcoming graphic novel flips back and forth between … Continue reading

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Don’t be like FEMA ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Shrugging and poking fun at authoritarian behavior, clicking on Facebook posts about ICE demanding to see identification on domestic Amtrak trains with an angry emoji and calling it activism, and succumbing to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ over calling and marching isn’t the only unlearned … Continue reading

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Life at 23: Happy Birthday, Trayvon Martin

Million Hoodies launched six years ago in the wake of the racist and horrific murder of Trayvon Martin. Today, what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 23rd birthday, the Million Hoodies NYC chapter launches their #Lifeat23 campaign to honor Trayvon and the lives … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: P.A.C.E. Music Group and Rachel Brown

It always amazes me when spectacular events come together to both entertain and inspire. That’s what happened on this past Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day ON. You can read all about it here. And while the crafts and activities … Continue reading

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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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