Juxtaposition: Our Fave Literary (and Style) Device

We’re not trying to get all didactic or anything here, but English teachers can’t resist talking about juxtaposition.  It’s certainly our most favorite literary device, if not all-time favorite word in the English language. For a quick lesson, juxtaposition is placing two things near each other for a contrasting effect.  Like Garrett’s Popcorn, cheesy cheddar […]

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Color Wheel Theory

In my middle school art class, I painted this, the one and only canvas piece of my entire life: an elaborate color wheel.  I still remember painstakingly shading in the intricate design on each wedge with the precision of a pre-pubescent neurosurgeon.  I’m no artist (obviously), but I was insanely proud of this masterpiece, and […]

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College Daze

Ahhhh, college.  A time of mindless eating with no awareness of a not-so-distant-future burdened by slowing metabolism and high cholesterol.   A time of endless sleeping without the notion of insomnia brought on by tuition loan repayment, mortgages, or potty training.  A time of bottomless drinking with not a care for the questionable ethics of the […]

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Have Love Will Travel

Day 1: drinks on The Terrace Night 1: dinner at Graze and boots of beer at Essen Haus Day 2: Farmer’s Market (which is how you know we’re in our 30’s) Night 2: Dinner at Harvest “Have love, whoa Baby will travel/                             […]

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Olive is the New…

I’m the first to admit that I have a problem: I wear too much black.  I’m obsessed.  Black hides a myriad of transgressions—dirt, baby spit-up, muffin tops—and it looks so consistently sleek.  It’s the richest, deepest, most elegant, and most forgiving of all the colors.  My love-affair with black goes back decades, and I may […]

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