Category Archives: random observation

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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Reject the Naysayers! You Can Be An Artist Too.

Artists to be! Artists who are! Reject the naysayers and the stifling harumph of those who wish to quiet your budding passion. Continue reading

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Symbolism Evolution via Twitter, et al

Oops, they’ve done it again! Actually, let me try that again. Oh For Fuck’s Sake, what’s with the hearts? Yep, those on Periscope predicted it a while back: Twitter has gone to a HEART instead of a STAR for Favorites. And … Continue reading

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Introverting: It’s not you, it’s me.

This image feels off to me. As one of those confusing “She doesn’t seem shy” introverts, I feel like I ought to connect to this. It’s trying to be polite, and it’s so very clever with its gerund-like attempt to be … Continue reading

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School Authorities Are Obligated to De-Escalate. Period.

Working with teenagers can really suck sometimes. It’s humbling and frustrating and it can drive you to drink. We were all teenagers of varying degrees of horrifying at some point. Even the most mild of teens can be a tad horrifying. … Continue reading

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