Monthly Archives: January 2013

Book Review: The Dry Grass of August

I’ve been waiting to read The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew for months and was not disappointed. Jubie Watts is a breath of fresh air, a narrator coming of age as the civil rights movement matures in … Continue reading

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Fifty Important Lessons New York City Taught Me

This article by Brett Nelson for Forbes makes me nostalgic for a city I have never even lived in. It also makes me miss DC. Here are my favorites from his list: 12) Appreciate A Park: Every Blade Of Grass … Continue reading

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“If you resist too much the power of the big primary-color emotions that surround the dog, you’re missing the experience.”

John Homans, What’s a Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man’s Best Friend

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Mad Girl’s Love Song

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.) The stars go waltzing out in blue and red, And arbitrary blackness … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Les Miserables

I really really wanted to love Les Mis. I’ve seen it on stage 4 times. The tour, the revival, West End, Broadway….I convinced our high school chorus teacher to let us do a Les Mis medley during our farewell senior concert. I … Continue reading

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From Keri Smith’s How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

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Crockpot Fun

Happy New Year! I have a good feeling about 2013 – I’m feeling rejuvenated after a fantastic and relaxing winter break (we even had a white Christmas!) and I’m ready to take on some new challenges this year. I’m calling this the … Continue reading

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