Category Archives: Glad I Saw It

Various items of interest in and around my suburban town.

Glad I Saw It: Leach Building

Even windowless storage buildings abutting the street have a beauty when seen in a certain light.

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Glad I Saw It: Mr. Rogers’ Version of Heaven

We can get overwhelmed by news, events, horrors, anger, emotion. It’s difficult to realize that in the course of human history, we’re actually doing pretty well right now. Well, maybe except for the climate stuff. But we see so much … Continue reading

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War is Hell: Remembering Lidice

War is Hell, no matter how we commemorate the anniversaries. Read about one horrific and sad anniversary here before we celebrate the birthday of the United States of America in two days. Click on the image to view the entirety of … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Miel con Nueces

Now that the Montclair Farmers Market is back in full swing, the crowds are back and the vendors have their complete selection of wares on display. It’s always a thrill to see Tassot Apiaries with their honey sticks and beeswax … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Newark Over NYC

My cousin was here visiting last week, and we took the boat out to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. We decided one was better from afar, but we got off to explore the stories of people who had experienced a … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Style

I’m extremely grateful to people who have an eye for style. I definitely don’t have it. And I’m okay with that. But it sure is nice to stumble into spaces created by people with the kind of style I’d like … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Random Crap from Here and There

I do love the colorful and quirky windows in our local shops. This stopped me on a day when I had to agree with the statement. See it for yourself while it lasts at the Essex Fine Arts Gallery.  

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Glad I Saw It: Curiosity and Art

We were waiting at a local barber shop as my son was getting a close-cropped cut, when my daughter tugged at my sleeve and pointed towards the door. A man was sitting near the front, by the door, and he had … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Artist

I have always had great admiration for those who can create the tangible out of imagination.

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Glad I Saw It: Pencil Dispenser

We haven’t stopped by our library since well before the holidays, so this was new to me. My first thought was that it was just a funky vintage feature. But then memories of dozens, scores, of dearly purchased pens and pencils … Continue reading

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