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Film, Hipstercrite Life

Remembering the Past In Order to Truly Appreciate the Present

No Comments 09 July 2012

I wrote this last month while visiting home. It was a difficult one to write. Did a lot of reflecting… As the plane descended over the familiar lush landscape that is my hometown, several emotions reacquainted themselves with me. Feelings of joy, sadness, fear and optimism alternated dance steps in my brain. “Where has all [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Goodbye, New York

No Comments 14 June 2012

My trip is coming to an end tomorrow and I’ll return to regular blogging soon. In the meantime, here are a few more pics from my trip home. Some more remembering to stop and smell the roses…. Momma representin’ Marfa in Central New York My friend Dan is the vineyard manager at Long Point Winery [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Travel

Remembering to Stop and Smell the Roses

2 Comments 13 June 2012

As I get older, trips home vary in emotion. When I travel back to Central New York in the winter, I join the legions of individuals who feel depressed and forlorn. My hometown feels as though it has been forgotten- which it has, in a way. However, during the summer, the area feels alive and [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Summertime in New York

7 Comments 08 June 2012

I have a lot of stuff I want to write, but I’m on vacation, I’m sick and I’m grumpy. I’m trying to stay away from the comp, but it’s hard. In lieu of writing, here are some pics from my trip. Hope to get back up and writing this weekend. Have a nice weekend y’all! [...]

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Featured, Social Media

Newt Gingrich’s Attack on Poor Children: A Poor Family’s Perspective

5 Comments 15 December 2011

Over the past two weeks I’ve noticed a lot of social media anger and teasing directed towards Rick Perry’s recent “Strong” commercial wherein he gripes about gays being able to serve openly in the military but children not being allowed to pray publicly in school.  Around the same time another Republican made an equally prejudice [...]

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Hipstercrite Life, Pop Culture

Halloween Costumes Were Better When Moms Made Them

5 Comments 26 October 2011

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year because growing up my mother made it so damn special. My Mom is a really creative and imaginative woman and in the confines of her small town life, Halloween was the one time of year she could really let loose. Our house was always decorated with DIY [...]

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Hipstercrite Life

Your Life in a Box Full of Smushed Candy

11 Comments 27 May 2011

Moms are awesome! Want to know why? Because they send you an Easter day care package four weeks later with stuff like this in it: A 2001 Engagement calendar. Me: “Mom, why did you send me a calendar from ten years ago?” Mom: “Because it’s a very special year. The year you graduated high school.” [...]

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Hipstercrite Life


11 Comments 06 May 2011

Today I was going to post a guide to Postmodern Tourism, but decided instead to talk about my Momma. My Momma was born in 1950 in a small town in Upstate, New York. She still lives in that town. In fact, she still lives in the house she grew up in. When she was 24, [...]

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