Category Archives: random observation

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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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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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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Glad I Saw It: Vintage Gene Autry

A few days ago I spied some books left on the outside ledge at Whole Foods. I liked the colorful cover, but I have no knowledge of Gene Autry and I didn’t have time to flip open the cover. Still, … Continue reading

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Guns: Reaction Is Easier Than Prevention

Run. Hide. Fight. That’s what you’re supposed to do when a Bad Guy With a Gun (BGWaG) enters a building you’re in. Sounds like a great plan! Easy! And you might get to be a hero! It’s even what some … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Farmhouse Shutters

The Gypsy Farmhouse in Cedar Grove, NJ is worth a visit. Continue reading

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I saw people cheer on 9/11, too.

Dear people creating fictions about thousands cheering on 9/11 and those who believe them: I don’t like to talk about 9/11. I don’t post about it, and I don’t offer up an annual “here’s what I learned” Facebook update. I don’t like … Continue reading

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Same as it ever was

Endings and beginnings are good places to make change. But I, like many others I know, don’t seem to be able to make it stick. It may be a rut. It may be laziness. It may be fear. There are … Continue reading

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The Best We Can Do

I have many thoughts about the terrible man-made events in Paris, Beirut, Baghdad. There will be more terrible man-made events; there have been others. And comparing tragedies in numbers or methods does any of us any favors. Bottom line: Individuals are … Continue reading

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