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Friday Musings: Make a List, Check It Twice

Friday Musings: Make a List, Check It Twice

Don’t let the name of this drink fool you. Unlike many retailers across the U.S, I am not moving directly from carving jack-o-lanterns into trimming the tree. Today’s inventory effort is centered around something entirely different. This week on the blog we’ve examined a creepy poem and interpreted an unsettling song, all in celebration of a holiday whose theme happens to include the spooky, the scary, and the downright frightful. It occurred to me that it might be interesting to

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Friday Musings: Finding Nuance

Friday Musings: Finding Nuance

There are certain words in the English language that fascinate me. Cadence is one of them. I wrote an entire blog post about the particular and pleasing rhythm that certain people have when they speak or write. I suggested that I thought it was also possible for there to be cadence in life. I love the word somnambulism too, otherwise known as sleepwalking, and one of the words most likely to cause someone to lose in a spelling bee. I did not write a blog post about

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Friday Musings: Lost and Found

Friday Musings: Lost and Found

There are certain losses in life that remain incomprehensible no matter how much we may try to assign meaning to them. Some come too early, some don’t follow the natural order we expect, and others should never occur at all. When they happen, something in our foundation shifts, and although we may remain upright, we are aware that we may never feel rock solid again. Other losses follow a more predictable order; we know that they are coming and have a lifetime to

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Friday Musings: Perspective

Friday Musings: Perspective

Recently I watched a truly informative little video that’s currently circulating on Facebook about how to take great photos with an iPhone camera. Most of us take pictures up at eye level and although the results are pleasant enough, they’re never really anything all that interesting. According to the friendly gentleman in the video who has a pleasant accent that I can’t quite identify, what we need to do is drop down and take the photo from an upward angle. Wowsers.

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Friday Musings: Autumn and Everything After

Friday Musings: Autumn and Everything After

Of the four seasons, I’ve always felt as though autumn was the one that was most open to personal interpretation. The others just seem to be what they are. When we think about spring, our thoughts immediately go to rebirth, new beginnings, and a fresh start. It’s almost universal. Similarly, summer calls to mind togetherness, relaxation, and the reconnections that happen when you vacation with family and friends. Suddenly you’re sleeping under the same roof with your parents, siblings, or

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