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Catching Up With Suzanne Miranda
This week, we chat with Suzanne Miranda: world traveler, bold adventurer, shopkeeper, and friend of 25+ years. Suzanne began selling jewelry at Chicago street fairs as far back as 2003, and in 2015 opened up the Nomadic Ant store on Western and Wilson Avenues in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. In 2016, Suzanne opened up Esquina, an art/event space in the storefront south of her shop. She travels the world 4-5 months out of the year to explore and gather jewelry and other items for her...
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Journal

Songwriting is Hard: The 4 Roles of Creativity
I've been working on a song for next month's Kaleidoscope project called "Decidedly Blue". The basic bones of the song were created in 2015, but I really liked the vibe and wordplay of it so I am resolving to press on and finish it. Resolve? Press on? When the hell did songwriting become such a difficult process for me? To get a better idea of what's going on, I like to think of a framework that Roger von Oech came up with called The 4 Roles of Creativity. It's a progression of different...
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Short Stories

96% Match
Leslie and I chatted online very little before we met in meatspace. Her photo was adorable and I was charmed at her prowess in answering the perfunctory OkCupid survey questions. It was a cold night six months ago as I waited for her to arrive at the semi-upscale tavern for our first in-person encounter. Apparently neither of us looked much like our online photographs so when she finally walked through the door there was a bit of awkward guessing to do, but this was quickly and happily...
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