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  • ADVENTURES WITH A (DYING) DOG

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    This one made me weepy this morning. Girl finds out her bestfriend and roommate -- a 160-lb English Mastiff has terminal bone cancer and only has a few months to live. So armed with a bucket list of adventures she would like to share with her dog, they go off on canoe rides, road trips, visits to both busy spots and quiet spaces and, finally, spend a last day together by the ocean in Maine, where she finally finds peace and acceptance. This is real love, people.
  • THE HEALING POWERS OF KEEPING A JOURNAL

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    I still keep a journal despite having a blog. No matter how spill-all-my-guts-out open I may seem, there are many things I do and think that I'll just never tell. I've always thought it kept me sane to be able to express myself without fear of being censored or criticized. Whenever I pick up an old journal, even one from my 13-year-old self I realize that as much as I've changed so much is still the same. I just know how to dodge bullets faster and better. From: HUFFPOST Healthy Living, 01/20/15
  • WRITING YOUR WAY TO HAPPINESS

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    Which is why I've decided to keep this blog around, at least for a little while longer. I've always picked up a pen (or sat in front of a keyboard) any time I needed to make sense of my world; writing allows me to get into my head and get all my thoughts out without having to worry about how ridiculous I sound (that's where the editing comes in). From: The New York Times, 01/19/15
  • HOW TO BECOME A WRITER
    This was lovely. The post is by a novelist who was asked how to encourage a young writer. It sounds eerily like the story of my life -- now all I need is to keep reading and keep writing (and, okay, start submitting). From: M Molly Backes' blog, 07/12/11
  • THE "PERFECT" FEMALE BODY

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    Every day at work I see all kinds of female bodies: athletic, boyish, curvy, voluptuous, natural, enhanced, preteen, post-baby, postmenopausal -- thousands of different bodies I've seen up close and personal in my lifetime. This infographic shows that the description of the ideal female body changes every decade or so, going back hundreds of years. I hope that soon we define the "perfect" body as one that is simply healthy and functioning; that what matters is that we're comfortable in our own skin. From: Greatist, 01/15/15

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June 27, 2006

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John Reyes

If my father is THAT wealthy and he didn't leave me the bulk of it to make me filthy rich and to enable me to not work a single day in my life, I gotta tell you, I'll be mighty pissed.

How am I expected to keep up with the Paris Hiltons of the world if I have to have a day job? Having a day job is a terrible imposition and will certainly be a big hindrance when I need to be a social animal at night. All that primping takes time and it ain't easy.

Giving stuff to charity? What's that all about? Bah humbug! I want it and I want it all. I'm just THAT lazy.

Gigi

Oh John, you're too funny. But hey, if you were anything like Paris Hilton you'd find a way to make millions off your name, face, and bod (not necessarily in that order, of course). After all I read somewhere that all the other blue-blooded trust-fund babies claim she's really not "that" rich after all. :)

bugsybee

You can only use so much; the rest, you can't bring with you when you die so you might as well give it back to where it came from.

I wonder who among our taipans would do a Warren Buffet.

Gigi

Hi Bugsybee - You know, I was thinking exactly that as I was writing this. I might be wrong, but it seems we don't have that kind of history of philanthropy that Buffett was inspired by. But maybe one day someone will get the ball rolling? I certainly want to be surprised.

Linnor

I'm glad I came across this post. Though we're not filthy rich, this sure is thought-provoking. What an admirable act by Buffet.

Gigi

Hi Linnor -- It's always said (as I do) that you can't take it with you. And after something like this it's also worth it to remember that it's also what you leave behind that counts.

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  • LISTEN: "Pluto" by Chamsom

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    I don't have to understand Korean to love this song, although I think it's about a person who was in a rocky relationship that ended but still feels deeply for her former lover and is feeling lonely tonight. "You're like a little star that's far away from me and keeps disappearing." I suppose the title -- Pluto used to be known as the ninth planet from the sun but now isn't even considered one -- might provide a bit more context to the song's meaning. Spotify
  • IMMORTAL PERFUMES

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    Immortal Perfumes is a Seattle-based micro-perfumery specializing in historically inspired, handmade perfumes. All perfume blends are original recipes made from a mix of jojoba, essential and fragrance oils. None of the oils used in this shop are derived from animals. Every bottle is handmade by JT Siems in her Seattle studio. I'm already in love with the fragrance inspired and named after Duchess Georgiana Cavendish. Notes: Black Tea, Lavender, Jasmine, Amber, Bergamot. Read her story here. #6mosnoshopping