Category Archives: Excellent Local People

Why I Knelt: Honoring the Good and Asking for Better

My friend Adrienne Riofrio recently shared the story of choosing to kneel during the anthem at a sporting event this weekend. It moved me for its honesty, for its vulnerability, and for its example of one way to be an … Continue reading

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Readings On Grief

Amy and Maya at The Creativity Caravan partnered with Apryl of the Halfway There reading series to present Readings on Grieving.  Seven local writers presented pieces centered around grief and letting go. What follows is the piece I read for the event. … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Creativity Caravan

The Creativity Caravan, owned and operated by Amy Tingle and Maya Stein, has a new home at 28 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. With programs like a #SocialSketch, letter writing, and Retablo Workshops, there is something for everyone — no matter … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Georgette Gilmore on #NoNormalization of Donald Trump

My friend Georgette gave me permission to re-post this from her Facebook page. I am grateful to her, and I look forward to her passion and action in the days to come. I also hope that those who don’t understand … 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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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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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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Vital Dining: Great for Vegans and Foodies Who Love Them

For those of us in culinarily mixed-families, something usually has to give. That’s why it’s such a joy to find a restaurant like Vital Dining with lots of options for everyone from carnivore to vegan. And with a vegan chef in … 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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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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