On Life

Commentary Hurts

I like reading the news through the Internet. It’s nice to have many articles on the same topic at my fingertips and it can be fascinating to compare the different slants used by various reporters. But there is a downside. Many online news articles give readers the option of posting comments. This seems like a …

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What is Jazz?

Jazz is a musical style driven by emotion, where the written song is treated as a guideline open to interpretation. In jazz, musicians are given free reign to improvise, infusing a song with their own personal style. To some, jazz may sound chaotic, like a jumble of notes going in every direction. But whether it’s …

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I Am, Therefore I Think?

I’ve been on a philosophical kick lately, mainly existential. I’m wading through Being and Nothingness now and probably will be for some time. It’s a weighty read, not only because of the special terminology and constant references to other philosopher’s works (some familiar, others not so much), but because it sends my mind spinning in …

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Shoe Shopping

I am the first to admit that I am no girly-girl. I don’t buy new clothes each season. I don’t have a flair for accessorizing. But I will also admit that a stylish shirt and a pair of pants that fit my curves just right can do wonders to boost my mood. Until I look …

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I Heart Eddie Izzard

I went to see Eddie Izzard last night and had a momentary realization of what it feels like to be a groupie. Watching him strut around the stage, listening to him talk with that sexy accent (yes, I’m a sucker for a British accent, okay, for most accents), I had an overwhelming desire to meet …

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Reflection

A quick picture that went wrong and then a little right. Not perfect, but that’s life. I recently painted one of my bathrooms a deep, bold blue. Daring Indigo. (don’t you love the names of paint colors?) It’s a half-bath and I was a little worried about using it in a such a small space, …

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