Santa Issues & Other Thoughts – One Blogger’s Perspective

Let me start this off by saying that as one who celebrates Christmas, I actually don’t mind most of the trappings of the holiday. My issue is Santa! Yes…Santa. Somehow, the American-version of Santa has always fallen short for me.  Here’s why: 1. I’m too smart for own good: I figured Continue Reading →

Eggnog Cookies with Browned Butter Icing

Below is The Fiancée’s recipe for the cookies she baked this weekend for a cookie swap. It has her personal notes, too. The cookies come out denser, cake-like, and less sweet than similar cookies or other holiday treats. They also have a hint of nutmeg flavor. (I helped by putting Continue Reading →

Children & Art >> Sunday Sense

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso  (Spanish Artist and Painter: 1881-1973) Here is one of the first Sunday Sense posts I’ve done in a while. I hope it inspires all you readers with children in your lives. Continue Reading →

Going on a Break: Friendship edition

Recently, a friend and I came to the agreement to go on a break. I think this quote succinctly describes part of what went wrong. “A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly Continue Reading →

Korakuen Autumn Leaves – 参

As I didn’t get to write my own post about how much I enjoy the season of Autumn, I present you with this beautiful post from Tokyobling’s Blog. The images were simply too beautiful to not want to share it! Related articles Autumn… Beautiful, Wonderful Autumn (amarquette333.wordpress.com) Camille’s infinite playlist Continue Reading →

Martes Trece- Bad Luck Tuesday!

People in Anglo-Saxon cultures tend to watch their backs and think of the prime day for bad luck as being on Friday the 13th. Meanwhile, in Spain, Latin America, and Greece Tuesday is the day to look out for. (Friday the 13th is a day I am a fan of Continue Reading →

My Return to Blogging- Musings about 4 months lost/found

I am more than a little disappointed that I did not take the time to blog in the past four months since my last post. Moving really throws me for a loop and as evidenced from my blog, it takes me about 4 months to recover each time.  The same Continue Reading →

Top 5 Lunch Break Tweets

London Ranks At The Top For Most Fashionable City In The World http://t.co/tyAEa88 — Complex (@ComplexMag) August 18, 2011 Vote James T. O'Neill. Your vote is appreciated. Poll: AoM Put Up Your Dukes Photo Contest http://t.co/oywkcq5 — Jose Feliciano (@lifeclearhazy) August 18, 2011 New post: Japanese mummies! http://t.co/KQFbglp — Tofugu Continue Reading →

Vote! Art of Manliness Put Up Your Dukes contest

Some shameless advertising for a friend of mine, but admittedly, it is a really fun contest. https://twitter.com/#!/Lifeclearhazy/status/103935884746948610

Of time management, life, & this blog

So, it has been nearly a full two months since I posted. June ended. July came and went. So did my birthday.There were a lot of unexpected events in that time. Joy, pain, laughter, sorrow, anger, love, loss, contentedness – I experienced these all. Now, I finally have a little Continue Reading →