Category Archives: random observation

#TimesUp: It’s all connected.

Surprising reaction. At first, it was an emphatic GOOD. Then as I typed #TimesUp, I started tearing up. And by the time I’d hit “send,” tears were in attendance. Why? Was it simply the relief that it wasn’t the five … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Elf on the Sidewalk

It would have been fun enough to simply happen upon a larger-than-life-sized Elf being hoisted up to the roof of a downtown building. But when a life-sized Elf gets out of an SUV and is just as excited as you … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Before Passing Time

Often, when I go into high schools to observe student teachers, staff members try to steer me away, to protect me, from the treacherous and winding pathways of hallways filled with teens. And I get it. Teens rarely move out … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Life Without Art

Especially during moments, whether those moments last 60 seconds or much, much longer, when we feel the world is too much with us, art can lift us and hold us and help steady us on our paths forward. It’s pretty … 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.

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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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Lawrence Welk and the Modern Spiritual

My family used to watch Lawrence Welk every week. Together with Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, it provided the backdrop for many Sunday evenings. I loved the bubbles, the outfits, the Polkas, everything. Lawrence Welk occasionally featured versions of current … Continue reading

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Binge Watching Suggestions: Netflix Edition

I love my dark and tortured shows, especially with a strong lean towards science fiction and fantasy. But of late I’ve wanted more light and goofy escapism, meaningful and in-depth social criticism, and I’m always game for period drama when … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Reading Workout

I love when I see my exact thoughts echoed in the wild. In this case, “The Wild” is Watchung Booksellers, and the sentiment is obvious. In case you missed my latest reading recommendations, click here. And #ReadMore!

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