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S.O.F.I.A. Celebrates Five Years of Service

You know someone in an abusive relationship. Yes, you do. We all do. And as Mr. Rogers always told us in times of despair, “Look for the Helpers.” One of the organizations that has been a “Helper” for the last … 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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Technology and the Achievement Gap

Technology is not the way to close the achievement gap in education. In fact, it’s entirely possible that when school districts offer computer programs and tasks to do at home they widen the gap even further. Last year I listened in horror … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness, Declaring Support for Domestic Violence Awareness

Attending a vigil is to be a witness. We listen, we nod, we speak names aloud, we stand in remembrance of those lost. Attending a vigil is to be an advocate. We show support, solidarity, unity with those who survive. … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Make Music Day

It was a great day of free music that gave musicians a chance to be heard, music lovers a chance to hear tunes they might not usually hear, and towns and cities a chance to promote community. Featured here is … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Bricks for Mischa

Last Friday my children and I attended a small ceremony in Watchung Plaza to honor the memory of those lost in the Montclair post office shooting 19 years ago. There were eight of us there, including the pastor and the … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Rosette

There are lots of fancy, sharp, curated, manicured details around this town that make an autumn walk a pleasure for the senses. But what makes it truly interesting are the many details mixed in that represent an organic wearing down … Continue reading

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Panties and Knee-Highs Needed. New Only, Please!

It’s one thing if you hate to shop and wait until the holes in your L7s from Costco create interesting performance art pieces as you go about your day. It’s entirely another when you don’t have the choice to pick … Continue reading

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