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Billions of Images

Lyrics evoke memories, reflection, and images. When you hear a line, you think “of that time,” feel a particular way, or a picture forms in your mind. Music and memory are linked in our brain; music helps us recall things and can help surface...
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White Sky Days

Some days are colorless, like a child’s drawing that just allowed the white paper to create the sky. No grey clouds, yellow sun, blue sky, or sunset. Instead, just the white of the blank page.

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Fuller Skirts

In 2002, my favorite skirt was a Vivienne Westwood dove grey accordion-pleated skirt scored at a resale shop. I wore it with my own cut T-shirt creations and sometimes with white little boy’s Hanes sleeveless undershirts. Exactly 110 years...
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Love is Just Something

Just like a new romance, pausing dramatically to celebrate each milestone, today seesearch celebrates its first full month. Yeah, there was July, but we were only texting and stuff then, so we weren’t really together. August was for real. I think...
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Hapsburg at Home

Coffee, a glass of water (to alter the coffee's strength, I recently discovered), cream pitcher, sugar cubes, and petite spoon, all on a silver tray, with a fruit streusel: beyond a perfect breakfast, a traditional Viennese coffeehouse evokes so...
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The Great American Shoe

The perfect summertime shoe is Minnetonka’s Thunderbird Moccasin. Cute and quirky, released in 1960 and still going strong, the shoe is as classic as Winnie Cooper in cut-offs on a banana-seat Schwinn. Think barbeques, beach houses, sundresses on...
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