October 31, 2012 • in Random Thoughts
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Have a safe and fun Halloween, everyone!
October 22, 2012 • in Books & Movies
I Was a Reluctant Poet
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I sat up in bed to write a blog
And this poem
October 12, 2012 • in Maria Recommends
Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
—or a Woman by Her Wardrobe
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I’ve been thinking a lot about clothing lately—more than usual—and not just when I am standing in front of my closet trying to figure out what to wear. I recently read three wildly different books that had something intriguing to say about women and fashion.
October 05, 2012 • in Maria Recommends
5 Things My Dog Made
Me Learn the Hard Way
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale. When I was 21 years old, I made a list of reasons why I can and should have a dog of my own. A few months later, Penelope arrived. A few days after that, I called my mother crying. Penelope was adorable, but she was an evil demon spawn that wanted to bite me to bits with her tiny, razor-sharp puppy teeth. In spite of thoughts of throwing her out the window, I vowed to love this dog if it was the last thing I ever did. Love took a year—a long year—during which Penny trained me as much as I trained her. Here’s what I learned:
September 12, 2012 • in Maria Recommends
For a Minute There, I Lost Myself
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It’s so easy to lose yourself—in the wrong job, the wrong relationship, the wrong town, the wrong mindset, the wrong diet. Changing often involves changing your viewpoint more than your actual location, but it also takes the courage to dig deep into the pit of your soul and ask yourself, Who am I really? Who do I WANT to be? Am I living the life that best enables me to continue down the road to where I was meant to go? The hardest part is then getting up the courage to make the changes required.
September 03, 2012 • in Random Thoughts
Happy Labor Day!
Enjoy the fruits of the season!
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Happy Labor Day! Enjoy the fruits of the season!
August 31, 2012 • in Maria Recommends
The Art of Going Back to School
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale. At the age of—well, never mind that—I have gone back to school. This time, instead of yet another English degree, I’m learning another language entirely. I’m learning how to write code. Yes, computer code.