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A Lesson in Scrapbooking

In the early 2000’s, when the scrapbooking craze started to swell in popularity everywhere, I swore I’d never do that “suburban housewife, soccer-mom bullshit”. It irked me when I saw the aisles of my favorite craft store grow from one side of an aisle to two full aisles, including end-caps. That meant less room for my favorite items, pushing them to condense and move them to the back of the store. I must have softened, because back in 2009, I decided to make a scrapbook for one of my friends…

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Let’s Go Crazy – RIP Prince

Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called life     It’s only been a few hours since I heard the news about the untimely passing of Prince. I am still in shock and heartily saddened by this news. Driving home, Purple Rain came on the radio and I had to pull over because tears flooded my eyes. At only 57 years old, Prince was a musical genius and one of my generations’ greatest musical icons. A truly remarkable man, Prince constantly reinvented himself over…

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Endship – Ain’t that a bitch?

  I saw a meme on Facebook the other day and shared it with my friends on my timeline. It read: “Why does no one talk about how friends can break your heart so devastatingly intimately sometimes a million times worse than romantic partners why does no one talk about friend break ups”   While the horrible grammar and lack of punctuation made me cringe, the sentiment was more than enough to justify my sharing the meme on my timeline. I cannot speak for men, but I do know when women have…

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Forbidden Fruit: A Lustful Mix

Love and sex makes the world go ’round – it’s a fact of life – and they offer for a lot, if not most, song lyrics.  Love. Lust. Passion. Where would we be without them?  What about kink and corruption? Now we’re talking… What is it about the forbidden fruits that make them so much more sweeter to taste? I think it is human nature to have some deviant desires. Of course I consider myself the unofficial queen of unconventional relationships, at least in my circle of friends. It’s no secret I’ve…

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The Velvet Underground & David Bowie – The Forefathers of Punk

  I originally made this playlist about a month ago, after I put together my Peter Murphy and Gary Numan playlist, because I knew I needed to recognize the forefathers of Punk music. I had this post in my editorial calendar to post next month, but as David Bowie sadly passed away on January 10, I think this is a good time to post this instead of waiting. Both David Bowie and The Velvet Underground paved the way for the Punk explosion of the mid 1970’s, but I will get back to…

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