Category: propaganda

Appropriate Attire

I think I’m a bit of a thank you whore. Well, maybe whore is a harsh word, but I say, “thank you” a lot and I’m wondering why it feels so shallow lately.  I should be more selective and authentic in my dispensing of gratitude.  It’s possible I have cheapened the phrase. I instinctively tack…

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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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Hopscotch Pattern

Beer. I’m so sick of beer. I just passed a new restaurant opening up called HopDaddy – Beer and Burgers. How original! When did beer become more than just…well, beer? It’s now the bagel place, yogurt shop, wine bar of yesterday. Remember for the longest time there was a bagel shop on every corner? That…

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Shamelessly Low Neckline

This post will be reminiscent of that co-worker who brought in the gift wrap catalog for her child’s school fundraiser, or possibly the crazy Girl Scout cookie mom. For those of you not yet in the workforce, this post will feel like that friend who always asks you to like every Instagram picture of her…

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Sailor Suit

Sundays are Pancake Sunday at our house.  It’s really the only day I cook and I’m working on mastering the art of the pancake.  We’ve had blueberry pancakes, regular pancakes and this Sunday…buttermilk pancakes. Pancakes are really quite simple, but you need to stick with a basic recipe and don’t mess with it too much.…

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Open Collar

The celery at Whole Foods looks awful. Apparently it’s not easy to grow organic celery. I guess I can understand that, with all the layers and no pesticides, bugs could hide anywhere and ruin a crop. That must be what’s happening because there are normally so many stalks to choose from and this week I’ve…

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Tough Stains

There have been times in my life when I’ve been told things I didn’t want to hear. We all  have a tendency to go along in our own world, believing what we tell ourselves because it’s easier.  If things are not as we imagine them then we’ll have to change, do something about it.  That…

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Overalls and Jimmy Choos

                The photograph on the left is Migrant Mother by Dorthea Lange.  It was taken in 1936. The photograph on the right is a publicity shot of Joan Crawford, also taken in 1936. One is a picture of a woman that looks like she works hard, she’s had…

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Holy Sheets!

The washing machine is fixed. It occurred to me that I never let anyone know the washing machine is fixed. I am back in business! Why are people drawn to organized religion. I have never been an organized religion type of person. Whatever that means. The Church and the idea that someone else gets me…

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