Place and Time. Read Books.

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Madame Bovary is representative of a possible Highland Park woman in Dallas. If you don’t know the classic story by Gustave Flaubert: essentially a young lady cheats on her boring doctor husband. She jumps into another affair, it goes nowhere and she satisfies desires through material purchases and eventual debt. The first time I read it, I was at the tail-end of a relationship with a very well-read man. He was a bit questioning and suspicious of this book choice. He was intuitive of our demise. I will never forget the moment he walked past me, sitting on his worn, tan leather couch reading this book. He asked me what I was reading, I said, ‘oh this…classic I’ve never read … Read More

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The SS Addendum

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Continuing on from the previous Secret Selves post…and then we WILL NOT visit this topic for a while, as my resolve and emotion has been made clear by the end of this post: I have a vintage black leather chaise lounge/fainting couch by the front window in my living room. My favorite repose is reclined on it at the end of the day enjoying a cocktail – by 5 pm, if I’m home that early. Last week I was in the usual: with the window blinds pulled up and the outside street-scape in full view. I live in a medium to moderately affluent neighborhood. I’m directly across the freeway from the very affluent SMU campus and Highland Park neighborhood of … Read More

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Secret Selves

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This concept has always fascinated me. I am not most interested in knowing what you are up to (though we are all curious), but I wonder more specifically about myself: am I deliberately hiding something or making  an effort to not share or disclose?  We are ALL in the public eye whether we deliberately choose to be via social media or whether we are just casual travelers down an empty street in London. (the cameras, have you recognized ALL the cameras?) Sorry to break it to you, but even if you don’t see a camera, conceptualize the capability of Google Earth, then narrow it down to your physical being. All I’ll say, Raytheon. A local Dallas company. The technology exist … Read More

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What Is Known

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How much do you show of yourself online? One may think they are private because they don’t partake in any social media; but every article you read, word you look up, illness you attempt to self-diagnose, thing you buy off Amazon or any! site…these are all little footprints defining you. The theme of this post explains itself: The 6 Links That Show You What Google Knows About You Everyones Worst Page on The Internet To loosen the angst, this is fairly funny. Before Google, Here’s What NYers Asked The New York Public Library This fashion blog is beautiful in its simplicity. What I Saw Today He just colorfully sketches guy’s clothes style. May as well be who you are and … Read More

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Time Loop

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‘Oh Hi’ existing blog, sorely neglected because all the thoughts stay lodged in my brain, either over-thought or neglected after a whimsy of interest; verses each tended to, uncovered, investigated…as if *steps* are needed before I can actually just sit down and write it. So many whims and flutters of interest, intrigue, insight. To sit and disclose one thought means I must pontificate on the subject whole-heartedly, as if it needed googling and thorough research. Do we come into any day-to-day conversations needing prior research? As if that is what our cell phones sitting on restaurant dining tables insinuates. And if only this were the case…Oh if people were so intelligent they would have less to say. Let us all … Read More

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