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Man of the Moment: Tim Ralphs
Man of the Moment: Tim Ralphs

Our first Man of the Moment of 2014 is perfect for a year inspired by Shakespeare: he’s a storyteller. While I’ve never had the pleasure of being in the same room where we was telling, I have been privileged to work with him on a couple of audio projects, and I can tell you that […]

Hunted, by Caitlin Johnson
Hunted, by Caitlin Johnson

He lifts the .22 at the first indication of movement, puts his right eye to the scope, sweeps his gaze through trees barren after autumn winds. She is there, a less statuesque specimen than he’d hoped to find but good for the kill. Unsuspecting, the doe wends between trunks, marveling at the crunch of leaves […]


Habitation: Earning Your Stripes

Ticking, Grain Sack, Union Jack, Chevron, Herringbone…. Stripes have invaded my home and it isn’t a recent obsession, unfortunately. I’m drawn to buying striped shirts for myself and my boys. I love grain sack pillows and ticking stripe curtains. I SWOON over herringbone floors in historic homes on International House Hunters. Don’t you? But have […]

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Conversations Over Cocktails: Editor in Chief Debra Smouse

As an ongoing opportunity to really get to know the women behind the names you’ve seen here time and again, we continue our  Conversations Over Cocktails.  series with Editor-in-Chief Debra Smouse. Give us the 411: Who Are You? Where are you from? Where Do You Live? What are you passionate about? I’m Debra Smouse and […]

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Weekly Reader: Visible City, by Tova Mirvis

It was something else that made her want to press herself to the glass pane and move closer still. This woman was trying to let her know, I see you. I know you are there. In response, she wanted to reach her hand across and loosen the constraints of her own life as well. The […]

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Sunday Salon: Deep Cleansing Breath

As I write, a crisp breeze is blowing through the window above my desk, fluttering the curtains and ushering in a symphony of bird song. I’ve just returned from a long walk through the neighborhood with my two little dogs, and these days they can barely wait for me to finish breakfast before buckling on […]

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Gypsy Girl’s Guide to Budapest

I expected to love Prague. Everyone who’s been there sings its praises. Budapest took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love it so much. The sights, aromas, music and tastes dazzle the senses and transport the visitor to a different world. Budapest has modernized but it retains the charm of a historic […]

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Mighty Kymm’s Deep Cuts: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson has done it again. Now, these words will either fill you with dread or fill you with glee, it really depends on how you feel about a tiny, exquisite, dolls’ house of a movie. Me, I feel the glee, but I also understand how Wes Anderson isn’t everybody’s miniature, hand-painted cup of tea, […]

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Living Happier & Healthier Lives: Follow Through is the New Black

Ever commit to an amazing project and then just drop it like it’s not hot at all? Or how about this: someone contacts you asking to collaborate but after a few email exchanges, they seem to disappear, never to be heard from again? Following through on promises and communication is so fundamental, yet so many […]

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The Last Original Wife

ATG Review: The Last Original Wife, by Dorothea Benton Frank

Who could I say really loved me? The love my husband and children professed looked like a lot of lip service to me now. They surely did not act like they loved me, and didn’t actions speak louder? And did I love myself? Maybe that was the problem. I had not worried enough about my […]

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Sunday Brunch: Chasing Ghosts

Yesterday evening, my husband and I set out on a forty-five-minute drive through some of the oldest parts of our town and the neighboring cities. He thought we were going to fetch our foster dog from an adoption fair, but my mission was slightly different. I was hunting ghosts. Well, I was hunting ghost signs. […]

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The View from Here: Journeys Not Taken

As we get further along on our journey, what once seemed like insurmountable obstacles begins to feel inconsequential. In the same way buildings, cars and people seem infinitesimal when viewed from a mountaintop, or the window of an ascending plane at night.

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Habitation: It’s Where the Heart Is

It’s been almost two years since my husband and I moved from the home we lived in for all 36 years of our marriage. My in-laws first purchased the 1/4 acre of land it stood on in 1942 and built the three bedroom brick ranch four years later, so for my husband, it was the […]

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Conversations Over Cocktails: Founder Lorissa Shepstone

All Things Girl has been in publication for thirteen years now. We’ve had ups and downs, but what makes it so amazing is the women behind it. We decided it was time that you had an opportunity to really get to know the faces behind the names you’ve seen here time and again. In the […]

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Weekly Reader: Beauty, by Frederick Dillen

She got where she got by facing up to who she was and what that meant about how much harder she had to work and how much longer she had to keep going and how much less she had to hope for even when she was hoping for everything. She didn’t have practice admitting heartbreak […]

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Sunday Salon: Poetry Matters

How do you like to go up in a swing, up in the air so blue?  Oh, I do think it’s the pleasantest thing, ever a child can do…from A Child’s Treasury of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson One of my earliest memories is of sunny summer days, my three-year old self flying high on […]

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Gypsy Girl’s Guide to San Diego (Part Two)

Welcome to Part Two of Gypsy Girl’s Guide to San Diego. Yesterday was all about what to eat and drink. Yes, San Diego is sunny. Yes, we have beach. Yes, we have a famous zoo. You don’t need me to tell you that—every guidebook will feature these things. Here are a few that you won’t […]

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Gypsy Girl’s Guide to San Diego (Part One)

San Diego: Microbrews, Burgers, and Pizza by the Bay I’m a native San Diegan and as such, I have a love/hate relationship with this beautiful southern California city. Despite, or perhaps because of this, I am well aware of her charms. San Diego is weather. Dream weather. In fact, it doesn’t even make sense to […]

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The Mighty Kymm’s Deep Cuts: Oldboy

Oldboy is one of those movies that I’ve been hearing about for quite awhile, then, when it was remade last year there was a lot of talk about how the Korean version was better, so now that even the remake is old news, I’m finally getting around to seeing the original! On the bleeding edge, […]

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Happier & Healthier Living: New Year, New You?

Happier & Healthier Living: New Year, New You?

For many of us the new year brings the resolution to become more fit.  For some, weight loss is the goal, while for others, making definite changes to our body composition is our ultimate aim.  I am in the latter group, and my resolution is to begin a program with Precision Nutrition. Late last summer […]

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