Author Archives: larablair

My word for 2015

Commitment….That’s my word for 2015. This word can conjure up scary images of runaway brides on the Hallmark Channel or a personal trainer berating a person in the face of a new diet plan. It may even give a visual … Continue reading

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Paintings (photography too!) Edward hopper style

You could say I’m a “noticer” of many things. In fact, I get stimuli overload pretty easily…but the good news is that beauty seems to pop out at me everywhere. Art in particular…and how light is portrayed in art. My … Continue reading

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Anyone else have a lot of party gear, but never use it?

Entertaining the Joneses: Illusions of Grandeur Yet another quandary of suburban living: habitual get-togethers. Currently, I do not make a practice of cooking and party-planning for the masses. I think in my 20’s I had visions of the neighborhood sauntering over … Continue reading

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A teacher’s thoughts on the madness

  Every person in the room is crammed into a corner, muffling giggles and whispers. My arms are out wide, Stretch Armstrong-style, as I attempt to cover the third grade bodies with what appears to be a self-made Super Safe … Continue reading

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A couple of reasons to avoid cleaning for company

  It never fails to amaze me how neurotic I can become when there’s company on the way. I can practically hear the excessive eye rolling from my offspring and my spouse becomes strnagely stealth in his whereabouts. I begin … Continue reading

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