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Glad I Saw It: Raindrops on Roses

The post-thunderstorm morning today was irresistible, so I took the dog and headed to Brookdale Park. If you heard someone singing a poorly tuned version of “My Favorite Things” in the Essex County Community Rose Garden, that was me. There … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Peace and Love

Several years of walking in Brookdale Park, and I’ve never noticed this. Having a dog means meandering instead of power walking, and that means breathing deeply and seeing more. I highly recommend it.

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Glad I Saw It: Fairy Trail

The South Mountain Conservancy Fairy Trail is a lovely, fairly easy, loop of forested delight. Clever Fairy houses and swings and nap nooks are hidden (and not so hidden) along the way. Some are easy to find and others take … 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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Glad I Saw It: Decorated Fairy House

This is outside the DollyMoo shop on Greenwood Avenue in Montclair, NJ. It’s cute. And my kid knelt down and drank in the details for several minutes, oohing and ahhing over the mailbox and lantern and the (not shown) knitted … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Unexpected Little Free Library

How cool is this? It’s a Little Free Library — with seating! I happened upon this recently on Myrtle Avenue in Montclair, and it got me to pull over and check it out. I strongly suspect this is the work … Continue reading

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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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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: Dresses for Dancing

Yesterday, as my daughter and I walked around Nutley waiting for a birthday party to finish, we came across Shall We Dance. My daughter was entranced by the sparkle and fringe in the window, so we went in. It was … 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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