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So You Think Florida Weather Is “Nice?”

All the time, my non-Floridian friends tell me how jealous they are of how lucky I am to live in Florida. “You have palm trees,” “You have endless summers,” “You have the beach,” and every other Florida perk is recited to me each time we talk, ever. Yeah, Florida is...

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Earth Day Will Make You Pay Homage To Nature

  Earth Day, a reminder to Earth’s inhabitants to nurture and be kind to Mother Nature, tells us that we have a long way to go. For too long, human beings have paraded the planet with a sense of authority and ownership over the environment, destroying its aesthetic beauty and...

curatorial challenges

On The Curatorial Challenges in Exhibitions

  EVOCATIVE There are few places that are able to generate a medley of emotions all in one visit. Museums are perhaps one of the few institutions that are able to tout such an ability. A Jackson Pollock exhibit will grip our attention with its abstract expressionism while a Renoir will captivate because...

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How to Live Positively Like A Normal Cynic

  MINDFULNESS What were the first thoughts that went through your mind this morning? You want 5 more minutes? Should you sleep 5 more minutes or eat breakfast? What’s that little red bump on your chin? Was that there yesterday? The moment we awake from a hopefully deep and relaxing...

Wellness Month

Maria Chimes In: Episode 9 – Wellness Month

  This week on Maria Chimes In, we discuss Wellness Month — an opportunity to become rejuvenated and feel your absolute best. Spring is in the air, and it’s not only the 10 degree temperature increase that reminds us; every inhale is a refreshing decongestant.   Last week, we mused about how draining this...

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Musings on Joan Didion

  It is perhaps inherent to the human condition to be unable to accept reality, to confront it with all of its flaws and fallacies, mishaps and injustices. We are frightened by truth and often prefer to see life as an illusion, a mirage that attempts to negate all that we...

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Do Good: Spring, A Time for Self-Renewal

  The adage goes “In like a lion, out like a lamb”. The onset of March marks the first indication that spring will soon be on its way. Despite snowstorms and blizzards, we triumphantly prevailed against the slushy New York City streets, accomplished a slew of goals while hibernating —...

T Swift

No More Shade for T Swift

  I’ve thrown in the towel. It was sometime between first hearing “Blank Space” and then “Style” when I realized my agitation with T Swift had to cease. My down-right obsession with “Blank Space” began as more of a parody than a genuine appreciation that I now have for the song– elevating the volume...

Never Can Say Goodbye: NYC Is Special

I have always loved New York City, having been born to first-generation parents and native New Yorkers. Everyday invoked a sense of aspiration, and the ability to pursue my wildest dreams and heavily guarded pursuits. It filled me with an ineffable emotion that, after five years of calling NYC home,...

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Who Cares About Food Stamp Recipients?

  New Yorkers know the faces of poverty. During a single morning’s commute, we encounter all too many familiar faces of hunger lining the concrete streets. The winter months, snow and sleet hindering our timely arrival to work and school, underscore the stark reality for the 60,000 homeless in New...