Category: education

Textures

There are 7,500 different types of apples worldwide. Twenty-five hundred of those just in the United States. Some of you may know this already, but holy moley that is a ton of variety. The regular grocery store carries maybe four kinds of apples on a good day. Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s can get crazy…

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Feather Skirt

I spent my thirty minute tea time on Pinterest this morning.  Which means I feel like I should travel more, workout more, buy a Frenchie now and get married again, but this time at a vineyard with a long flowing gown. For the most part, Pinterest is a catalyst for inadequacy, a waste of time,…

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Swing Skirt

I have never been comfortable with the phrase, “not my problem,” but I’m learning. In the past, thinking or saying such a thing seemed harsh, insensitive. Granted, it may not be my problem, but to just blatantly declare my distance felt…mean.  Then I learned this Polish saying and I’m beginning to understand. Nie moj cyrk,…

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Pin Stripes

I need to be more serious.  Expensive shoe wearing, fine leather bag carrying, author portrait where I’m looking over my shoulder in some way, serious.  A scarf that’s not fuzzy with every color in the crayon box is in order or maybe even…lip liner. If I become more serious, play the part, then I will…

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Italian Wool

I will learn Italian this year. That being said, let’s be very clear on the definition of “learn.”  In my mind “learn” is that I can go to Italy and get around, I can speak basic phrases, order yummy food and ask directions.  “Learn” may also include having brief and slow conversation, but that’s about…

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Wardrobe Malfunction

I feel like leather pants should be a controlled substance. They need to be behind a counter or a sliding glass window, not just out in the open for everyone to wear.  I know it sounds mean and I’m sorry, well I’m not really sorry because this is factual information.  There needs to be an…

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Pocket Square

Above all else, I like quirky.  Add intelligent to quirky and I’m a goner. I love John McIntrye. You may, or may not, know that he was the copy editor and is now a production manager for the Baltimore Sun.  No, I do not live in Maryland, but he is a pretty big deal.  Mr.…

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Jeggings

Culturally Literate. I have to say I don’t recall ever hearing this phrase until a few days ago.  I understand literacy to mean able to read and write.  It could also encompass being knowledgable.  In my mind, a person does not need to be formally educated to be literate. But then “culture” is added and…

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Clean Lines

Lower it up. When my children were younger if they wanted the music or a movie turned up they would say, “Lower it up, please.”  It started with our oldest daughter and the phrase was handed down to the other two.  My youngest still slips up and says it now and then.  I love the…

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