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Monday Movie Bars: Short and Sweet… and Very Japanese

Monday Movie Bars: Short and Sweet… and Very Japanese

The idea of something being lost in translation simply means that the full meaning of a word or phrase can sometimes be impossible to capture when translating from one language to the next. In the 2003 movie of the same name, directed by Sofia Coppola, there are a number of things that are actually lost in translation. There is a scene early on in the movie that I find to be hysterical, where Bob Harris, played by Bill Murray, is filming a commercial for Suntory whiskey in Tokyo. The director rattles off an

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Friday Musings: With Deeper Thanks

Friday Musings: With Deeper Thanks

At this particular moment in my life, my heart feels overwhelmed with gratitude. When I sat down to write today’s post, I remembered one that I’d written just shy of a year ago, when I was standing right on the edge of something new and I was unaware of what the next year would bring me. Those of you who read me regularly and who know me well, are aware that things did not turn out exactly the way I thought they might. There were times when my perception and understanding of gratitude were challenged, and it was not until this past January that the universe helped me find my footing by literally knocking my feet right out from under me. And so I’ve been given a second chance to see this all differently. I’ve kept most of the original post the same, with the exception of some changes to the last paragraph that reflect my new understanding of things. I still believe in what I wrote on that day last May, and in the person who wrote it who had absolutely no idea what was about to hit her. I love the innocence in my voice. I’ve learned to be grateful for the situation I entered into back then because it brought me to the place I am today, much wiser, stronger, solid, and sure, and with such a greater capacity to appreciate everything and everyone that is part of my life, and the wonder of my deepest prayers being answered…

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Zodiac Cocktail #12: Swim Back to Me

Zodiac Cocktail #12: Swim Back to Me

We’ve reached the end of our horoscope cocktail series with Pisces, the twelfth and final sign in the zodiac, extending from February 20 through March 20. Since it does come last, Pisces is said to have absorbed the energy of every sign that has come before it. Ruled by Neptune, the planet of fantasy and dreams, this water sign is represented by a pair of fish. Mythologically speaking, these fish are thought to represent Aphrodite (the goddess of beauty) and her son Eros (the god of love) who were attacked

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