March 5, 2014

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the things we hang

I never understood the purpose of asking someone what her favorite color is. What does it tell us, after all? First off, no one ever says yellow. I don’t know why, but it’s true. People say blue or green, sometimes…

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March 3, 2014

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underwhelming oscars 2014, overwhelming breasts

Do you remember when life was beautiful, when actors were overjoyed and shaken to their core? Those are the moments we look for when we tune into the Oscars. We want to see the vulnerabilities and breakdowns, the passions, to…

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February 28, 2014

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hippie costume party (updated w video)

I’d thought about including a bumper sticker, something like, “Bombing For Peace Is Like Fcuking For Virginity,” but then I thought, “Down the line, I might need to wear this to a classroom party or something.” A good friend of…

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February 26, 2014

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raising followers

This morning I’m comparison-shopping sombreros and bajas for the elementary school book fair, sponsored by the PTA, before the meeting to be held later this morning to discuss details for the upcoming fair, where we’ll review dates and add more…

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February 23, 2014

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teaching olympian lessons – or letting a movie do it for you

Oh, admit it, already. You know you’ve seen The Cutting Edge. You know the one. The ice skating movie where the stuck up figure-skater learns a thing or two from a hockey player about heart and love. “Toe-pick.” It follows…

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February 14, 2014

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picture what you want

I want my children to understand what it is to manifest, to know firsthand the magical disbelief and near-painful joy that comes when dreams actually come alive, moving from an imagined state to one with a pulse, right there in…

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February 12, 2014

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when *isn’t* it about you?

“And how did this suddenly become about you?” Though when Phil says it, by now, he no longer bothers with the “suddenly” bit, relying on the pruned version: “How is this about you?” I know it’s said as a dig,…

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February 10, 2014

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your favorite strong coffee?

Starbucks lattes taste bitter and burnt. It’s a flavor to which I’ve become accustomed. That doesn’t make it good; it makes it familiar. But I’ve had magical coffee moments when I leave the Fourbucks coffee clutch for milkier pastures. Many…

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