Family Musicals

I happened to find the film "Meet Me In St Louis" in the library with Judy Garland. Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 musical directed by Vincente Minnelli who I was not very familiar with. As I usually love musicals, I brought it home. We watched it in the week, but as my

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Back From My Temporary Absence

As you have seen, the pace of my publications has, well, slowed down lately. And for good reason. I changed jobs and my oldest son moved out. It was interesting going through his things and downsizing the belongings that he wanted to keep and those he wanted to pitch. Maybe my search for minimalism wore

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Sorting Out My Clothes

I've got clothes. Too many clothes. Including a lot of which I do not put on anymore. The law of downsizing applied, I decided to reduce the contents of my wardrobe, my reasoning is that: 20% of the clothes we own serve us 80% of the time. In my case, I think we can say

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Grocery Story

I think that one way we can further reduce are waste is by reducing the amount of preprocessed food we consume. This type of food comes packaged and bagged to an excessive level. But it is neither healthier or more affordable than fresh food. It's Thursday and I'm coming from the grocery store where I

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Building a Schedule

Schedules are necessary, or at least useful in most aspects of our lives, and they can be experienced in most situations on a daily basis. For example: individuals need to know how long they need to stay in a particular location to receive a specific service, and when people need to meet a set of

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On the Stage with a Diploma in Hand

It is estimated that about 3.7 million students are expected to graduate from high school during the 2019-20 school year. High school graduation is not the momentous achievement that it once was, but it is still a major milestone in most young peoples' lives. It can almost feel like they get to take center stage.

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The Priorities of Success and Work

What if work and success were not necessarily linked together in that tight symbiosis that we once believed them to be? What makes you successful: hard work, focus, or is it to some degree luck? Maybe it is understanding? There are many aspects of work that are not at first apparent. There is preparation that

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BYOB

What do you think of the Bring Your Own Bag movement? Movement. I honestly don't know if I would call it that. But providing your own bag has some benefits. Not just for the environment but for your own health. We wanted to remove the plastic bags from our home and help protect the environment

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The Problem with Old Glasses

I'm short-sighted. And I have astigmatism. Astigmatism is a type of refractive error in which the eye does not focus light evenly on the retina. WHile in the process of sorting out my closet, I found an old pair of glasses that I have not worn for nearly ten years. Not at all in my

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