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Things That Make Me Smile No. 228: I Double Dare You

One risk of a long quarantine, whether or not you’re working remotely, is slowing down. The brain is like any other part of our bodies. Your mind requires exercise. This can be anything from sudoku to chatting with the local … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 227: I Dare You…

This is a little different from my usual smiles, but we’re heading into NaNo season at a swift pace. (National Novel Writing Month starts in November with prep in October.) The quarantine has been a struggle for many creatives who … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 226: Art and Music

The Atelier des Lumières museum in Paris, France, offers a fascinating and immersive experience in art while still staying true to the artist’s vision. This video, made during their Van Gogh exhibit, gives some sense of their program, but is … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 225: Animation

This 1976 animated “march of the dinosaurs” reminds me of seeing Disney’s Fantasia when I was young, an amusing connection as it turns out. I did some research only to discover this piece is part of a parody of that … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.224: A Jazzy Blues Composition

A friend of mine shared this 1968 jazzy blues composition recently, and it struck my fancy. I figured you might feel the same. Enjoy.

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