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Done and Done, For Here For Now

This blog has come to an end, but if you want more: A Life of We Yoga, Write, Tea, Repeat My page on Facebook My boards on Pinterest Or find me on Instagram, Vine, and Momentage as @christinamrau — so … Continue reading

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this … Continue reading

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American Memory: Thelen’s “Memory And American History”

Storytelling is a tradition in many if not all cultures.  It develops customs, rituals, and a sense of belonging.  Stories teach and entertain.  Oral history also can change because in telling and retelling, facts fade, opinions enter, story tellers incorporate … Continue reading

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A Copy of A Copy: Ruskin’s The Seven Lamps Of Architecture

During a reading in Denver, CO, poet Gary Snyder remarked, “You don’t have to understand architecture to walk into a building.”  That struck me as fascinating and truthful.  No one needs to completely understand engineering, carpentry, or craftsmanship to be … Continue reading

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The Past Is Now: Lowenthal’s The Past Is A Foreign Country

I think David Lowenthal was creeping around my brain for a while.  He says, “Nostalgia transcends yearning for lost childhoods and scenes of early life, embracing imagined pasts never experienced by their devotees or perhaps by anyone” (xix).  I do … Continue reading

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Lying V. Not Telling The Truth: Atlas’s “Stranger Than Fiction”

The difference between lying and not telling the truth is intent.  A huge difference also lies between interpreting situations and altering facts.  James Atlas’s “Stranger Than Fiction” discusses Kitty Kelley’s biography of Nancy Reagan, and how the facts are “facts,” … Continue reading

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Welcome Wagon

To pass the time while the copy machine in the mailroom spits out blurred copies at turtle speed, I stare at the announcements on the bulletin board.  A lot of them are old.  Some of them still make me chuckle, … Continue reading

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