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EXCLUSIVE: Model Christopher Cates Pens Letter Calling for Action Against Harassment

As the uproar continues over sexual harassment in industries stretching from entertainment to media to finance, the fashion world has remained relatively on the sidelines – until now.
On Saturday, The New York Times published a long-rumored story about alleged harassment of male models by the photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino. Both men, via statements their lawyers gave to the Times, vigorously denied the allegations made in the story, although Conde Nast and Conde Nast International both said Saturday that they would be severing ties with the two photographers – at least for now.
The Times’ story comes several months after model Cameron Russell created an Instagram account on which anonymous individuals posted stories about their mistreatment in the industry. Last October, Terry Richardson was dropped by the leading fashion magazine publishers but only after years of allegations surrounding his behavior, while model Jason Boyce filed a lawsuit against Weber in December claiming the photographer harassed him. Weber has denied those claims, as well.
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EXCLUSIVE: Edie Campbell Pens Open Letter on Model Abuse

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So says Edie Campbell, one of Britain’s best-known models and a vocal member of Cameron Russell’s online campaign to raise awareness around the harassment of models at the hands of photographers and members of the fashion industry.
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Hendrix love letter to ‘awestruck fan’ auctioned

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Will Game of Thrones pit Arya vs. Sansa? Littlefinger’s Plot and That Letter Explained

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Stephen Colbert Imagines The Initial Drafts Of Donald Trump’s Letter To James Comey

Writing James Comey’s termination letter didn’t come easy for President Donald Trump. Apparently.

On Wednesday, the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” imagined some of the initial drafts of the final note that Trump sent to the now former FBI director informing him of his firing.

Evolving from single line statements to ones written in Russian, they’re amusingly chronicled in the clip above.

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Gail Simmons’ First Cookbook Is a ‘Love Letter’ to the Chefs Who Taught Her to Cook—See the Cover

After years of working in the food industry and filming nearly 15 seasons of Top Chef, Gail Simmons is finally ready to put her massive collection of recipes into her first cookbook.

For an exclusive look at the cover of Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous EatingSimmons tells PEOPLE the title really says it all.

“This book is about taking all of the inspiration from my whole life, starting with my childhood and into my adventures traveling, working with chefs, sitting beside them at judges’ table, exploring new cities, new towns, new nooks and crannies all over the world,” she says. “Whether it’s a flavor combination that I saw or discovered or an ingredient or a technique or just a piece of advice from a chef that inspired me to cook a different way—and bringing all of that inspiration home to my own home kitchen.”

Inside the book, which will be released October 24, are recipes dear to her heart including a dark chocolate licorice cake that she created for her father, and a spaghetti pie (pictured on the cover) inspired by the spaghetti sandwiches she adored eating while traveling through New Zealand over 20 years ago.

“Every recipe I think really has a twist or an ingredient or a little snippet of information that makes the recipe a little bit special,” says the Food & Wine contributor. “It’s a really approachable home-cook book.”

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In between the bountiful supply of “kitchen wisdom” she sprinkles throughout the book—like the best tool for peeling vegetables or the pantry items you need to up your cooking—are also dishes that serve as an “homage to a lot of the chefs and mentors I’ve had in my life,” says Simmons.

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“There’s a recipe for Tom , there’s a recipe for Padma , there’s a recipe for Hugh Acheson and Marcus Samuelsson,” she says. “All of the chefs or people who have been mentors of mine and really taught me how to cook. So this is a little bit of a love letter to them.”


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Ryan Reynolds really loves Blake Lively. How much you ask? Well, enough to wax poetic about her virtues during the Met Gala on Sunday night, when he could have easily spent the extra three minutes gawking at Rihanna’s dress

The couple was stopped for a photo by Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, a wildly popular photo series that collects portraits and interviews of New Yorkers around the city. 

Stanton typically elicits powerful and revealing statements from his subjects, whether they be a former president of the United States or the pharmacist at your local CVS. 

Reynolds took the opportunity to praise his wife and the mother of his two children for living her live with a deep compassion for humankind, which he says has changed him for the better. 

“She always responds with empathy. She meets anger with empathy. She meets hate with empathy. She’ll take the time to imagine what happened to a person when they were five or six years old,” Reynolds said. “And she’s made me a more empathetic person. I had a very fractured relationship with my father. Before he died, she made me remember things I didn’t want to remember. She made me remember the good times.”

The actor’s father, James Reynolds, died in October of 2015 after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Reynolds had paid tribute to his dad with an old childhood photo of his father holding him as an infant. 

The couple’s first daughter James, who they welcomed in 2014, shares the same name as Reynolds’ father. 

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Student Transforms College Rejection Letter Into Viral Work Of Art

She transformed a negative into a positive.

When Claudia Vulliamy found out that the prestigious Oxford University in England had turned her down for a place on its classics course on Wednesday, she was understandably disappointed.

But she didn’t get downhearted. Instead, the 18-year-old student at Camden School for Girls in London hacked up the letter of rejection and worked it into a painting.

Her mom, Louisa Saunders, posted a photograph of her creation to Twitter (above) and the image is now going viral.

“When I got home to see the painting, I laughed, because it was funny and also sassy,” Saunders told The Huffington Post on Saturday.

“It was nice, because I could see that she wasn’t feeling too sad about the rejection. I know it breaks some people’s hearts,” she added. “I really admired her spirit, but I wasn’t very surprised because it’s fairly typical of her ― she’s always been creative.”

Saunders’ Twitter feed was soon flooded with positive comments about her daughter’s inspired work of art:

Vuilliamy, meanwhile, told HuffPost she was “really surprised” by her artwork going viral but was “so glad that it has cheered people up.”

Usually social media can be quite brutal but it made my week,” she added to ITV News. “I just thought it was a bit of a bummer not to get in. I felt like making it into something.”

She now hopes to study at Durham University ― and continues posting new artwork, such as the piece below depicting her mom, to Instagram:

My mum, in acrylic #art

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A Letter To My High School Years

I walked through my old high school today. It was kind of like playing an old video game where you suddenly remember the levels and maps and bosses along the way. And no, I’m not just saying that because I’ve been playing Modern Warfare Remastered like a fiend lately.

I’m halfway through my first season as a wrestling coach at my old high school, and I see myself in all the boys on the team. I see my anger in their mannerisms when something doesn’t go right in a match. I see myself in their eyes as they dart around nervously before a match. And I see myself in their chatter when they get rowdy in the back of the bus listening to “Last Resort” by Papa Roach (horribly depressing song by the way).

It’s a mirror, you know. Their t-shirts in 20-degree weather and buzz cuts and wide eyes before matches. The back-and-forth banter about whether a move is legal or not against the sounds of rubber shoes stubbing into the mat.

They are alive. They are here. They’re perfectly in the moment. Boys being boys.

I remember those days. The days when I was scared to death of walking into the cafeteria, fearful I’d have nobody to sit with. The days where everything seemed like the end of the world. The days where every experience was new and I met freedom for the first time.

There’s so much pain in these memories. There was hardly a day without any drama. From the two-a-days of Freshman year football to the sun-soaked evenings of my last semester. Because I was experiencing so many things for the first time, I reacted accordingly. Pure ecstasy for the good stuff and frightful horror for the other.

I learned there had to be limits on what I could feel. I’ve hardly burned as bright since.

Maybe that’s a sad thing, but I’ve protected myself from a lot of pain by doing that. Maybe that’s why I’m caught up walking down the halls of my old high school. Because it reminds me of a distant time when I was alive, and here, and burning brighter than the sun on a summer day.

I’m just a shadow of myself, now.

High school. This is my ode to you. To those wacky teachers with the long hair and corny one-liners. To the arrogant kids who played lacrosse and paired long Nike socks with dirty vans. To the former heartthrobs and homecoming queens who currently spend their time wandering around Fed Hill. To those wonderful friday night lights and the crowds that would flock like moths to them. To the togas, and the dances, and those people in the back who used to shout “Don’t Stop Believing” at the top of their lungs near the end of the night.

To the kids who weren’t seen by anyone. To the teachers who pulled me aside just to know if I was okay. To the old gym with the light dangling from the ceiling during wrestling matches. To my coaches who are still there years later. To the girl with the locker next to me who was beautiful but ugly on the inside. To that piece of wood, or plastic, or whatever the hell it is that has my name on it way up near the ceiling in the gym.

To a scared, but brave boy just trying to figure it all out.

These are my words for you.

So here I am, walking these halls yet again. There’s the cafeteria. There’s my German Teacher’s room. There’s where I used to watch my girlfriend sing for Chorus.

The memories haunt me, or comfort me, depending on how I look.

Through it all they’re just reminding me of how I used to be. And for a second, if only for a moment, I am that scared, brave boy all over again.

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“The Zezimas’ 2016 Christmas Letter”

By Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), I have once again decided to follow in that great tradition of boring everyone silly by writing a Christmas letter.

That is why I am pleased as punch (which I also drank) to present the following chronicle of the Zezima family, which includes Jerry, the patriarch; Sue, the matriarch; Katie and Lauren, the childriarchs; Dave and Guillaume, the sons-in-lawiarch; and Chloe and Lilly, the granddaughtersiarch.

Dear friends:

It sure has been an exciting 2016 for the Zezimas!

Jerry had a particularly exciting year, which began with the publication of his third book, “Grandfather Knows Best.” Like his first two books, “Leave It to Boomer” and “The Empty Nest Chronicles,” it’s a crime against literature. It also comes in handy for propping up wobbly table legs. Somehow, it didn’t make the New York Times bestseller list.

Jerry reached the pinnacle of his journalism career when he got a paper route. On a rainy night, he helped his newspaper carrier fling papers into subscribers’ driveways and returned a lost dog to her grateful owners, which was the best delivery of all.

Jerry also completed his two-year term as president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists without running that otherwise august organization into the ground. Members attending the NSNC conference in Los Angeles celebrated with a four-letter word: beer.

Jerry’s other adventures included being a server for a night at a restaurant. To ensure that the place wouldn’t go under, he waited on his own family (Sue, Lauren, Guillaume and Chloe) and got a nice tip: Don’t quit your day job.

That same group went bowling and Chloe, in an outing to celebrate her third birthday, beat everybody in the first game. She kindly let Jerry, whom she helped roll a strike and a spare in two late frames, win the second game.

Chloe also had her first sleepover at Nini and Poppie’s house and began a tradition of making breakfast (scrambled eggs, sausage, toast and a bagel) with Jerry, whose scant culinary skills pale in comparison with those of his granddaughter.

Chloe got her first haircut (Jerry got one the same weekend, approximately his millionth) and got her first big-girl bed, where she keeps her stuffed friends. (Jerry, who goes to bed when he’s stuffed, keeps pajamas and other dirty clothes on his.)

Sue and Jerry refinanced the mortgage on their house, a hellish process that took months and was almost undone by a three-year-old unpaid traffic ticket. Now Jerry is afraid to drive to the bank to pay the new mortgage.

Jerry turned 62, which means he is eligible for Social Security and can, if he wants, retire. Considering his financial obligations (see above), he is convinced he will be working posthumously.

Speaking of death, Sue and Jerry lost Bernice, the last of their four cats, who at age 17 went to that big litter box in the sky. To fill the void (Bernice was fat), they welcomed Maggie, their sweet granddog, who is 11 and living with them temporarily. She keeps the house safe by being a canine alarm system, which makes her more valuable than Jerry.

Katie and Dave, both journalists living in Washington, D.C., had lots to report on this year and learned the wisdom of the late, great humorist Art Buchwald, who also was based in the nation’s capital and famously wrote, “You can’t make anything up anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you’re doing is recording it.” Katie and Dave record it very well.

For the record, the best thing to happen in the family in 2016 was the birth of Lilly, Lauren and Guillaume’s beautiful baby daughter. Everyone loves the adorable girl, including Chloe, who kisses her little sister and helps Lauren and Guillaume take care of her. So does Sue. Jerry tells her jokes, just as he does with Chloe. When you’re a grandfather, that’s your job.

Merry Christmas with love and laughter from the Zezimas.

Stamford Advocate humor columnist Jerry Zezima is the author of three books. His latest is “Grandfather Knows Best.” Visit his blog at www.jerryzezima.blogspot.com. Email: JerryZ111@optonline.net.

Copyright 2016 by Jerry Zezima

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Heart Gift 8: Our Humble Little Bricks: A letter from 1953

My Heart Gift today is one of my favorite letters from my father. It is a letter that he wrote to his step-father, from Turkey in 1953-63 years ago. Aged just 23 at the time of writing, his words are poetic, profound and as relevant today as they were in 1953. The letter was published in his book, The Unbeaten Track in 1970. I include his description before the letter as I think it is a beautiful example of my father’s word alchemy. I hope you enjoy it!

“A fortnight later, rucksack on my back, I had hitch-hiked right across Europe and into central Turkey. A letter from home awaited me in the little town of Kayseri, the Caesarea of antiquity. I stopped there for a couple of days, putting up, by invitation of the headmaster, at the local college, empty for the summer vacation. There I started a friendship with Orhan, a student who still remained in the college waiting for his parents to come from Istanbul before joining them in their native village close by. ‘Why don’t you come along with me?’ Orhan said, ‘and see life in a Turkish village?’

It was from that village that I re-read Tadeusz’s letter. ‘What in hell draws you to these countries?’ he wrote. ‘Are you still as keen about it, or have the poverty and primitive conditions cooled you off a bit by now?’ The evening light was failing, as I sat in the porch of my host’s modest cottage, and smiled to myself. The village square was deep in fine dust. Chickens scratched around in the animal droppings for food; a flock of ducks came wobbling across the square hustled home by a ten-year-old in baggy trousers with missing fly-buttons, his round chubby face in striking contrast to his oversized cap. He whistled sharply, raising his stick towards the laggards who were trying to dispute the droppings with the chicken, and shouted gaily ‘burda, burda!’ (‘this way!).

Now a herd of cattle ambled to their sheds, trailing dust, lowing softly, the resonance of their bells mingling with long- drawn shepherd calls which the hushed clear air seemed to hold for ever, so that they lingered lazily like the dancing dust that tarried over the square. Last of all the bullock-carts lumbered in, ponderous on their spokeless wheels of solid wood, their axles whining and complaining with a note of ever-changing pitch.

Lost in thought, I didn’t notice Orhan, who had brought a hurricane lamp and a dish of sour milk. ‘There!’ he smiled, ‘you can’t write home in the dark. The night falls fast here. Eat this soon, or it’ll be swimming with gnats.’ ‘Tashakur’ (‘thank you!’), I grinned back at him, ‘I wish my Turkish were half as good as your English!’

‘You ask me if I like it here,’ I wrote. ‘Oh yes, intensely, but how can I explain? It’s a bit like meeting a girl, when everything clicks, and you fall in love. I feel gloriously alive and very much at home, almost as if I were regaining a homeland. But probing more deeply what can I say? You have to feel it and to live it. These lands suckled the earliest civilizations, nurtured the first roots of man’s timid gropings towards the tree that we are now. Beneath the outward poverty, under the grime and the tatters there is a culture as time itself, infinitely complex and wise. These weathered lands hold out the corrective to our brave new world, of the sobriety of age and experience, of diversity in life’s options: especially to those seeking to apprehend the ultimates and the quiddity within the ebb and flow of appearance. To me this last is particularly appealing: the directness and immediacy between man and his natural environment.

At the same time there is so much need here, so much wretchedness that could be remedied. The challenge is enormous. The poverty is crushing, perhaps less so here in Turkey than in other parts of Asia, a poverty often aggravated by the former exploitation by European colonial powers. I believe everybody in the West should be aware of this and its profound consequences for all of us. Help and alleviation of this wretchedness can come essentially from a better understanding of its causes, nature and extent, and in this every one of us can help, can contribute his humble little brick.

I daresay this may not answer your questions very satisfactorily, for it is written in the heat of the moment, real no less than for it is figurative – 96°F in the shade!”

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A Love Letter to Anxiety

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Dear Anxiety,

I will be honest I’m not afraid of death,
I have a belief, I have a spiritual connection
I know there is more than this.

I’m afraid of time.
The way the clock ticks,
taunting me every second —
I’m afraid I won’t have enough of it.
I notice how quickly the hours in the day pass, and the weeks and the months, and years,

the sun sets, the sun rises.

I can’t imagine a life without my parents,
they are a soul in me,
when they leave, I’m not sure if I’ll ever be as bright as I was.

I don’t fear not falling in love (again)
because I noticed I don’t need anyone to live,
I don’t fear a broken heart because I have had one —
dead and weightless  —  I revived it myself.

I do fear isolation.
I fear the way I now look at people,
that I put a cage around my heart,
When eyes meet mine I look down,
that I create my own loneliness out of fear that I can’t find what I thought I lost.

I fear people won’t understand my soul.
I’m a cluster of starbursts and ancient moons — that I’m too different, not ordinary enough  –  and no one would want the sunflower in a bed of peonies.

I’m terrified that I keep these thoughts bottled up inside me, that I’m a life sentenced prisoner in my mind, of worries, ‘what ifs’ – that this anxiety in my chest is going to eat at my heart taking away from the beauty of life in its truest form.

I fear that I have no purpose.
(yet everyone tells me differently)
I fear that no matter how hard I work I will be a failure to myself.

I fear that I won’t feed my hunger,
the depths of my mind that I want to feed –
I want the meaning to know how to end suffering,
answers to the riddles of love and life

I don’t just want a career  - - I want a life.

To reflect at 80 years old and be proud of what I have left.
I fear the word “happiness”  –  
I fear people have taken away the true meaning..
happiness, happiness, happiness.
with the the amount of likes on a photo, the portrayal of what people think looks like happiness, a toned body, a vacation in bali, a mansion.

The preaching of how to be happy, to medicate, to mediate, to appreciate….

I fear people won’t shut up and actually listen to what they are hiding.
Happiness is an internal journey,
love, sex, and people can add to that journey
but I see people have all of it- the “complete package”
money, fame, fortune, love,
and happiness is still missing.

I fear that I will not be able to unlock the depths of me,
I fear that no one is listening that I’m screaming in a crowded room,
i fear that no one truly cares,
i fear that i care too much, that i feel too much
i fear that my heart on my sleeve is suffering,
being bruised and picked at like a scab for the enjoyment of others —

I fear how the world is changing, and I don’t know where I fit.

Yours until I heal,
A Constant (art) Work In Progress.

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Demetra is a writer and poet her first book of Poetry: Love Letters In The Wall: Agapé Edition is coming soon.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of anxiety, please contact your doctor.

If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

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Open Letter to Same Sex People Getting Married in Red States

Dear Same-Sex Wedding Participants in Red States:

If you live in one of the 14 states that have to suddenly grant marriage licenses to same sex couples, you may be tightening your tie and singing Old Fashioned Wedding on your way to City Hall. I’d like to help you navigate a few of the issues you may face when you go to get your marriage license. In 2005, my partner and I traveled to Toronto, Ontario to marry — same sex marriage was as new then in Toronto as it will be today in your red state. Many marriage offices will be unprepared. Here are four tips for dealing with the processes and people you may encounter.

Rejoice if your clerk is kind and helpful. Of course you’ll feel a certain trepidation about coming out to your Marriage Court clerk. You may be surprised, then, when you catch a clerk — like we did in Toronto — who is excited to help a bunch of same sex people obtain the full liberty of government benefits. When you get a good one, celebrate them just like you celebrate the union.

Decide who is the “husband” — for the form. To talk to the government, you fill out a form — getting married is no different. Until today, only marriages comprised of a “husband” and a “wife” were eligible to fill out the papers, so the forms will be gender coded. It can be an uncomfortable moment when you’re standing at the clerk’s counter, pen in hand, one looking over the other’s shoulder, and that’s the moment you have to decide which name goes over “husband” and which goes over “wife.” In advance, flip a coin, have a heavy talk, allocate a gender between the top and the bottom. But, work it out on the way. Our clerk in Toronto picked for us, and I still disagree with his choice.

If you get a bad clerk, take a minute…. You may encounter a nasty clerk. Don’t jump to the conclusion that the nastiness comes from hate — he might be an indifferent government worker. Just this year, at a city hall “gay” wedding, we encountered a cranky clerk and an imperious officiant — in San Francisco. It’s not always bigotry — sometimes, it’s just bad manners. You should still push back, but on their conduct, not their motives.

Make Your Own Choice. You may get a bona fide homophobe, hissing, “You want to get married to each other?” Of course, if the clerk refuses to issue a license or an oath, call Lambda or your own lawyer and raise some hell. But, what if the knuckle-dragger starts the licensing process — with contempt? Should you stay and suffer? Or should you walk away, find another city hall, another clerk, another day? The answer is not as clear today as it was before Justice Kennedy spoke. When our rights were neither clear nor dependable, you owed it to yourself and our gay and lesbian ancestors to stare down disdain, stand your ground and get that license. But, now, the most powerful ally is on our side — the United States Constitution. Your dignity owes it to no one to take a punch, certainly not from a bureaucrat using the power of the counter to ruin your day – after all, you’re a human, a taxpayer, an adult and a fiancé. Those of us who came before you brought an edge of defiance on an undercurrent of rage to our ceremonies. Today, it is so ordered that you can feel the same jitters and excitement and doubts as every other bride or groom without the political angst. You’re like everyone else — you can take, leave or complain about bad customer service, because now that’s all it is.

Mazel Tov and Happy Pride!

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An Open Letter to the LA Parking Bureau

Dear LA Parking Violations Bureau:

Yesterday morning I was ticketed after misreading a ten foot totem pole of parking signs that Steven Hawking couldn’t decode, let alone a hungover blonde.

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That night I got another ticket because I didn’t notice they had spontaneously painted half my block red for no apparent reason apart from ruining my life. I now spend more a year on parking tickets than I do on healthcare. ObamaParkingCare, please. I would definitely start budgeting in parking tickets, if I was the sort of person who budgeted. Day and night I live in a state of constant panic that my car is about to be ticketed. Unlike some cities, you even give people trivial parking tickets on Sundays reinforcing my theory that you are satanic devil worshipers.

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All this would be manageable if I had money, which I don’t. I’m flat broke and any money I do have gets immediately stolen by the savage, circling vultures you employ. Tickets around town range from $ 64 to $ 84 which feels discriminatory against the poor considering it’s we who can afford neither garage nor valet — just the sort of robbing the poor to feed the rich situation Robin Hood fought. Can you really fine someone for being not the brightest crayon in the box? Should I be so gravely and frequently punished for having a rare mental condition that allows me to believe it’s Monday on a Friday? Sixty-Four dollars may not be a lot to you but I sometimes have to eat the free cheese at Whole Foods for dinner so each ticket is a lancing blow to the kidney.

Who strategizes your parking rules? Tywin Lannister? Whoever it is deserves some kind of genius award because they foil me every single time, not that it’s hard because I also have other brain disorders like thinking I’m only going to need 60 minutes at the hair salon and believing no one would have the heart to fine me for crossing half a fingernail into a red zone.

On another note, you should really congratulate your meter maids. They take their job EXTREMELY seriously. If all government employees took their jobs as seriously we would have world peace and the American dollar would be worth £12. What are you doing to these people? Waterboarding them if they don’t hit the daily quota?

Look. I’m an idiot. I know I’m an idiot. I take responsibility for the majority of the stupid tickets but here’s the thing: I’M DOING MY BEST. I’m honestly and truly doing my best. Can you at least make the parking signs readable? A sliding scale to ensure that I don’t pay more in parking tickets annually than my crap Pontiac is worth? Stop giving your employees free yachts for every 1000th ticket they issue?? I hear a rumor that you are considering being merciful enough to rethink your laws and make it easier. PLEASE do. If you do, it will greatly increase the quality of life of Angelenos, especially lower income drivers and especially, especially, me. If you don’t, I’m going to send a glitter gram to every single person in your office.

Sincerely,

Kelly MacLean

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My Letter To The Grateful Dead

This week, we have witnessed the ending of the 50-year journey of the Grateful Dead. The culmination of the shows at Santa Clara, Calif. and the three shows this weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. will mark the end of a quite a musical and cultural legacy.

My first encounter with them was in (1968) when they appeared at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Ore. with Quicksilver Messenger Service. I liked them right away. They were creative, unpredictable, melodious, colorful and very spacey with their playing.

There was also a mystical quality to the Grateful Dead. Throughout the years of seeing them, either inside or outside unique things would happen. I saw them in 1975 in Portland, Ore. for the “Steal Your Face Off” tour. That year, they traveled with a 50-foot wall of sound. During the first set, I remember seeing Jerry Garcia play this very complicated guitar solo, all of a sudden a speaker 30 feet up got loose and crashed to the floor, barely missing Jerry. He just “smiled, smiled, smiled,” and kept playing.

On another occasion in (1969) at a bucolic country dance hall outside Portland, Ore. called Springer’s, the Grateful Dead appeared. Jerry Garcia was sitting out back in a panel truck that had a nitrous oxide tank, holding court.

Then in 1980, I saw The Grateful Dead at a venue called the Mississippi River Festival in Edwardsville, Ill. There were about twenty thousand people at this outdoor show. The rain was coming down and the sound was getting oxidized. During “Scarlet Begonias”, I remember there was a blonde woman dancing about five feet in front of me. All of a sudden, her contact popped out of her eye and landed in the mud. I thought, “it’s gone.”

At that very moment, 20 people, total strangers to her, began crawling in the mud looking for the contact lens. Sure enough, they found it. The woman cleaned the mud off of the lens, popped it back into her eye and resumed dancing through the rest of the Grateful Dead’s show.

This type of communal, humanistic, kind, artistic and creative scene was always a part of any Grateful Dead experience. The band also committed it’s money to the values that they supported. They were responsible for creating the Rex Foundation that provided support to the arts, science and education in the San Francisco Bay area and elsewhere; also the Unbroken Chain Foundation was founded by Phil Lesh which is pursuing similar philanthropic work. Also for years, the Grateful Dead performed benefits for the Seva Foundation that supports working with vision impacted people living in Nepal, India, etc. Also, Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders provided benefit concert support to the Rainforest Foundation.

Ever since Jerry Garcia’s early untimely death in 1995, the remaining members of the Grateful Dead have constellated in the musical configurations of Furthur, Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Weir and Rat Dog, and Mickey Hart and Bill Keutzmann, the infamous “Rhythm Devils.”

Earlier in their career, the Grateful Dead performed their memorable show in front of the Sphinx in Egypt where literally some of the sound was funneled through one of the chambers in the pyramids. This was in (1977 ) during the Camp David Accords.

The current “Fare Thee Well” tour will bring all of these experiences and perceptions and memories into focus once again. Trey Anastasio of Phish will be filling in for the role that Jerry Garcia played in the band.

But then again could anyone ever replace Jerry Garcia?

Jerry use to say: “We play it, we put it out there. You do what you want with it.”

Who couldn’t love that way of presenting the music?

The last time I saw the Grateful Dead was 1993 in Chicago at Soldier Field. Sting opened the show.

There was one quintessential moment when Jerry Garcia joined Sting to perform “Tea In The Sahara.” The version they played was light, airy, ethereal. Sting introduced Jerry as “Father Christmas,” and Jerry smiled.

Who would have known that Jerry would be dead two years later.

The Grateful Dead say in Scarlet Begonias: “Once in awhile, you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.”

I’m glad that they showed a lot of light and creativity and spirit during their 50-year career.

May that sense of communal creative artistic muse live on and generate much beauty in the lives of all people.

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Taylor Swift Denounces Apple Music In Open Letter

Looks like there will be a blank space where Taylor Swift’s “1989” album should be on Apple Music’s new streaming service.

After Apple announced on June 8 that it would roll out its music streaming platform, which will cost $ 9.99 a month following a free three-month trial, Swift took to her Tumblr page to write an open letter to the company to explain why she will not feature her new album on the service.

Swift writes that the free trial period, in which artists, writers and producers will go unpaid, is a “shocking, disappointing” move by Apple.

This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field … but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.

The “Style” singer’s sentiments on Apple Music echo her decision to pull her songs from Spotify. She told Yahoo Music in November 2014, “I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music. And I just don’t agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free.”

In July 2014, the 25-year-old penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal about the changing music industry, in which she predicted that artists would have more control over the value of their music. “[I]ndividual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album’s price point is. I hope they don’t underestimate themselves or undervalue their art,” she wrote.

Head to Swift’s Tumblr page to read her full message to Apple.

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Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia (Urn Burial), and A Letter to a Friend

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Sir Thomas Browne was a 17th century author who wrote on a wide variety of subjects including medicine, religion, science and the esoteric. He is best known for his work entitled “Religio Medici”, or “The Religion of a Doctor”, which is Browne’s own spiritual testament and an early example of a psychological self-portrait. Published in 1643, shortly after the author had qualified himself to practice medicine, “Religio Medici” became a best-seller throughout the European continent and because of its unorthodox views was admonished by the Catholic Church by being placed on the “Index Librorum Prohibitorum”, or list of prohibited books. While largely an exposition of Christian faith the work meanders into digressions upon alchemy, hermetic philosophy, astrology, and physiognomy. Also included in this edition is “Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial, or a Discourse of the Sepulchral Urns lately found in Norfolk” and “A Letter to a Friend.” The first work revolves around the discovery of a Roman urn burial in Norfolk which Browne uses to discuss ancient and current burial and funerary customs and extends to a greater inquiry of man’s struggles with mortality. The second, which as written in 1656 and published posthumously in 1690, is a medical treatise of case-histories and witty speculations upon the human condition.

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An Open Letter to David Chipperfield

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The Museo delle Culture by David Chipperfield

Dear David:

I know you really care about floors. I know because I’ve been to your Neues Museum in Berlin and your Saint Louis Art Museum extension, and both have exceptional floors.

And I know you were unhappy with the floors at your new Museum in Milan, the Museo delle Culture (Mudec). So unhappy that, after working behind the scenes to get the floors fixed, unsuccessfully, you chose to go public: first disowning the building, then releasing a letter in which you complained about some 60,000 square feet of sub-standard lavastone. In the letter, you said that the hundreds of slabs of volcanic rock displayed “a substantial lack of homogeneity”; that individual pieces had gaps, chips and cracks; and that the installation introduced bad joints and other defects.

But could the floors really be that bad? I was curious, so I made my way to the museum. And here’s what I think:

The floors are horrible, They are streaky and uneven and unworthy of a David Chipperfield building.

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The Floors

But you should embrace the building anyway. Because it’s wonderful. So wonderful that no one will be looking down.

You were given a courtyard to work with — a courtyard in the formerly industrial Zona Tortona. A quadrangle of four-story buildings wraps around your site, hiding your building from the street.

What you created in that courtyard looks entirely utilitarian. Walking the perimeter of your museum, I saw nothing but galvanized metal and glass. The only “decoration” is the museum’s logo, made of thin, white neon tubes that are practically invisible unless you’re looking for them. Your restraint is impressive.

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The Exterior

The most amazing thing you did was make the roof appear to meet the walls without any kind or overhang or parapet. It’s an entirely flat, entirely uniform surface — a gift to the people who live or work in the surrounding buildings. Your strategy was to cover what’s on the actual roof with metal grates. The grates have enough depth that, unless you’re looking straight down from a helicopter, all you see if a continuous gray surface. A spectacular detail.

In fact, it must be infuriating that the roof, which few people will see, is more perfect than the floor, which lots of people will be walking on.

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The Roof

But don’t worry, because you’ve created an interior that draws eyes upward. At street level, the museum is strictly functional –a large lobby opens onto a bookstore, a cafe, a children’s learning area, coat room and rest rooms. Everything is super-spare — except for the coffered concrete ceiling, which is beautiful and had me looking up.

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The Lobby

But the piece de resistance is the stairway. It’s an elegant single flight that leads straight up to an amoeba-shaped lightwell.

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The stairway

The lightwell, or the agora, as you call it, recalls other googly rooms, like the Hall of Science, by Wallace K Harrison, in Flushing Meadows Park. Harrison used concrete studded with dark blue glass. You’ve used light green glass set into aluminum mullions, creating a form that’s a perfect balance of a doodle and a grid.

Pinwheeling around the atrium are windowless galleries. The two current shows are beautifully installed. The curators know what they’re doing, and that’s to draw visitors’ attention to the objects on display.

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Entrance to galleries

I’m not saying floors aren’t important. I once had a contractor rip up a just-installed kitchen floor and start over because the tiles weren’t lined up properly. So I feel your pain.

And that was just my kitchen. Yours is a very public, $ 70 million, 180,000-square-foot building. But Zona Tortona is all about imperfection — the buildings surrounding your museum are covered in graffiti. This is a gritty urban neighborhood, not the Acropolis.

And you’ve succeeded in creating a fabulous museum in this tricky location. Your building has so much going for it that even bad floors can’t spoil it. You should put your name back on it.

Sincerely,

Fred Bernstein

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The Atrium
(all photos by Fred Bernstein)

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Obama Tweets Back To Girl’s Awesome Letter About World Peace, Marriage Equality

A 5-year-old has some suggestions for how to solve a couple of global issues, and the leader of the free world has responded.

Last week, Yasmeen, self described as “5 almost 6 years old,” took to writing a handwritten letter to President Obama advocating for world peace and marriage equality.

Please stop war for our world, instead have a meeting. Please give a speech to tell everyone they can marry who they want. Thank you,” her message read.

On Friday, Yasmeen’s aunt tweeted a photo of the note to the POTUS Twitter handle, and that same day, the President replied.

“Tell your niece I really like her letter. Couldn’t agree more!” his tweet read.

After launching his first Twitter account six years into his presidency, President Obama broke the Guinness world record on May 18 for the “fasted time to reach 1 million followers on Twitter.” As of Tuesday, he has racked up 2.44 million followers. However, he has just seven published tweets — among them, his encouraging reply to Yasmeen.

This just goes to show, “please” and “thank you” still go a very long way.

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A Letter to My Fellow Caregivers

Dear Caregiver,

I want you to know that what you’re feeling is normal.

It’s normal to feel like caregiving is a burden, not a blessing.

It’s normal to want this all to be over.

It’s normal to momentarily hate yourself for feeling that way.

It’s normal to enjoy aspects of your parent’s age and illness — like the quiet time it gives the two of you to just sit and be together.

It’s normal to silently scream, “HURRY UP,” as your parent shuffles on a walker or a cane.

It’s normal to have judged your mother or father for how they talk, walk, dress or eat, and wonder, “Why do they have to act so old?”

It’s normal to question what will last longer: Your parent’s illness or your marriage, because the strain of caregiving is creating a rift at home.

It’s normal to feel nothing as you plow through your to do list, because it’s better than being felled by a wild range of emotions.

It’s normal to never cry.

It’s normal to burst into tears whenever someone asks you how you’re holding up.

It’s normal to wish you could quit your job, because pretending to care about your paid work is too much right now.

It’s normal to swear at a medical insurance rep on the phone and then feel bad about it. It’s not nice, but it’ normal.

It’s normal that you have no clean laundry and wear sweat pants everyday because who has time to wash clothes or get dressed anymore?

It’s normal to look at other middle-aged daughters who accompany their parents to the doctor’s office and wonder how they could let themselves go.

It’s normal to look in the bathroom mirror and realize you have let yourself go.

It’s normal to resent caregiving for robbing you of the prime of your life.

It’s normal to find the beauty in life and in death, in joy and in sorrow.

It’s normal to spend a good chunk of your day just holding your mother or father’s hand.

It’s normal to like the fact you are needed and capable and able to return the gift of caring for someone you love.

It’s normal to ask your parent’s doctor 20 questions and form a medical opinion based on research you did via Google.

It’s normal to feel guilty because you made time for a manicure, or a run or a nap.

It’s normal to miss your friends because time with your friends is at the bottom of your to-do list, right after sleep and self-care.

It’s normal to want to hurt anyone who tells you that you should take care of yourself.

It’s normal that your diet consists of Twizzlers and Diet Coke because it’s all you have time for and you can throw a bag of candy and a can of soda in your bag every day.

It’s normal to doubt your ability as a mother, a daughter a wife and an employee.

It’s normal that you want to be with your kids when you are with your parent, your parent when you are with your kids, at home when you are at work and at work just so you can feel in control again.

It’s normal to just want to be alone.

Caregiving is a roller coaster. Sometimes you have to hang on for dear life and sometimes you need to just let go. It’s normal.

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47 Republican Senators Write Letter to Queen Demanding Congress Approves Royal Baby Name

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The 47 letter writers, otherwise known as virtually all the Republicans in the Senate, have put pen to paper again.

Led once more by self-proclaimed international law expert Tom Cotton, the Senators have written to the Queen of England to express their profound displeasure at not being consulted about the new royal baby name.

Their latest missive was delivered to Buckingham Palace today and stated the following:

Dear Queen Elizabeth II, or if you prefer, dear Supreme Ruler of Great Britain,

It has come to our attention through leading diplomatic sources — People Magazine, The National Enquirer and The New York Post — that Her Royal Highness, Kate the Duchess of God-Knows-Where, has given birth to a child and named it Charlotte, Elizabeth, Diana without our permission.

We Americans would have undoubtedly chosen Jolene, Mary Lou or Tammy Fay. Thus, we consider the names that you have picked to be nuclear options and reflective of the growing proliferation in your country of names that are too British-sounding, to say the least.

This is unacceptable to us and may fundamentally undermine diplomatic relations between our two great nations. (Well we’re great. You however, are not, despite the fact that you still use the word “Great” in your country’s name.)

We are therefore writing to remind you that as you are a signatory of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance — the entente that established NATO just in case you didn’t know — you will have to obtain agreement from the US Government before this baby’s name becomes official.

And although you may be tempted to deal with our lame duck and chicken-livered President, Barack Obama, on this matter, please be advised that Congress alone has the power to approve royal baby names! Which means dear Madam, you are going to have to negotiate with us!

So given our declared opposition to your chosen names, we would urge you to submit alternatives for our consideration. If Jolene, Mary Lou or Tammy Fay do not pass royal muster, we are prepared, in the interests of diplomacy, to consider Billie Jo, Peggy Sue, or Trixie Bell. At a push, we might even be persuaded to approve Chardonnay.

We hope this clarifies our position with regard to the royal baby name and we look forward to hearing from you forthwith.

As news of the letter to the Queen reverberated around Washington D.C., and outrage about it increased, 46 of the 47 Republican Senators who signed it ran for cover, leaving Tom Cotton holding the bag — or as Brits like to say, holding the baby.

Cotton, in a desperate attempt to avoid an international incident, said: “OK, OK, Chardonnay might be a name too far. Trixie Bell it is then! I will introduce a bill to that effect tomorrow and I expect it to be passed quickly by my colleagues in the House and the Senate.”

In a statement released by Buckingham Palace, the Queen also made her views known on the letter from the 47. She said: I would like to thank the 47 Republican Senators for sharing their thoughts with me on this matter. And I would particularly like to thank their ancestors for the American Declaration of Independence.”

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A Love Letter To My Mother, An Artist

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My mother is an artist. She wouldn’t introduce herself that way. In fact, I’d bet some of her friends and relatives are oblivious to her talents. But she is an artist. The kind of artist that studied her craft in college; painting was her speciality. She once told me that she helped pay for school by finishing other students’ still life assignments, selling her work to the kids who couldn’t hack the job. That kind of artist.

But she’s also the kind of artist that never stopped creating even after she left art school behind, started a career in business, married, gave birth to three exhausting girls and moved halfway across the country more than once. I grew up believing that everything my mom touched turned to art, because, frankly, it did. She covered our bedroom walls in murals of our choosing, sewed us matching Easter outfits (our teddy bears got them too), repurposed furniture with nothing but a feather duster and a can of Behr.

And then there were the crafts. My mom often instated No Television Weeks — we were made to believe these were part of some sort of national initiative, which turned out to be very untrue — peeling us away from the screen with popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners. We screen printed our own Warholian T-shirts, we made Goya-esque monsters with felt and buttons, we pretended we were Play-Doh’s answer to Calder. She was never one to wax poetic on the history of dead guys, though I’m sure she knew it all too well. I didn’t know Andy from Francisco until much later. We didn’t spend hours in museums either. She preferred dirty hands and happy kids. Kids who knew how to conquer a pencil until it poured forth something spectacular. Kids who sat at a sewing machine and stitched until pretty things happened.

She took pride in everything she did, too. My mother was endlessly clever with all her projects, whether she was hosting a Girl Scout camp, entertaining our birthday partiers, prepping neighborly gifts for the holidays. Speaking of, her festive decorations are still the stuff of beauty. She once used nylons and Christmas-hued fabric to make life-size elves that she lovingly displayed climbing up the columns of our old house in the Midwest. When one of my high school boyfriends stole the handcrafted wooden candy corn creations she featured for Halloween, it was Vincenzo Peruggia all over again. Everything was rightfully sacred. She’s that kind of artist.

Back then, I thought this was all standard. That every kid grew up with a reserve of acrylic paints, an extensive knowledge of the merits of various glues, and, most importantly, a mom who could do anything. I thought everyone made their own birdhouses, hammering and painting until a tiny home just appeared, right there on the table. Like my belief in No Television Week, I was obviously ill informed. I became an adult and realized this wasn’t everyone’s reality, that my sisters and I, we were some of the lucky ones.

Now, I write and read stories about art for a living. And even though we live in different states, I feel close to my mom every day I sit down to work on a story. I cherish those moments when colleagues ask me how I got into it all, because I get to tell them about her. I tell them how, recently, my mom decided to give my father — a rather rabid Boston sports fan, comically the perfect yin to her yang — a gift. She recreated Fenway Park’s Green Monster scoreboard in his basement sanctuary, gloriously memorializing a Sox win against the Yankees in a shade that envies SC-12. I beam with pride when I think about it.

If and when I have children, I want to be this kind of mom. I want to fill my house with finger paints and stained glass kits and modeling clay. I want to deviously proclaim No Television Week, and watch as my daughters’ initial rage fades into this incredibly pure sense of wonder. I want my kids to experience that pride my mom feels when she makes, the pride I felt and feel now.

So yes, mom, I want to be just like you. Happy Mother’s Day, to my favorite artist.

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Michael Jai White Writes Letter Of Apology To His Ex-Girlfriends: ‘I Believed All Women Were Crazy’

Following years of trial and error with romantic relationships, it appears actor Michael Jai White has stumbled upon an epiphany when it comes to dating, love and his former girlfriends.

Earlier this week the “For Better Or Worse” star took to his Facebook page to pen an open letter aptly titled, “Apologies To All My Ex’s.” In the letter, White detailed some of his previous dating issues and thoughts on how women were “crazy” with their relationship demands.

“As a man, you have to deal with hand holding, ‘yes dearing,’ and freaking cuddling! I endured this for years until my relationships reached their natural demise due to some natural chemistry flaw between us or the woman’s natural chemical imbalance- Yes I said it,” he wrote.

“I believed all women were crazy and the only choice a man had was to decide exactly how much crazy he’s willing to deal with to sustain a relationship. It’s crazy to think I, as a man, would ever want to spend every waking moment with a woman, to be all-up-on each other constantly, to talk endlessly about ‘every-damned-thing’ and see each other “every-damned-day!”

Now happily married, White credits his undying love for wife, Gillian Waters, who, he says, has helped him gain a better understanding on how to cater to a woman’s needs like “a man.”

“I simply didn’t love my ex’s in the capacity their spirits knew organically needed to be loved,” he said. “I believe woman nowadays have learned to settle for what’s familiar to love. In turn, they’ve had to decide how much of a man’s love they can live without to sustain a relationship.”

“I can say that I am now the very best version of myself and that’s due entirely to my relationship.”


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American Sniper Chris Kyle’s Wife Pens Love Letter On Their Anniversary: I’ll ‘Love You All The Days Of My Life’

“Today, I have a choice. I can bury myself under the covers and acknowledge the pain of missing you and mourn the future anniversaries without you. Or, I can celebrate never having a day without you in my heart because you loved me enough to leave me a lifetime of memories and beauty.”

Those are some the words penned by Taya Kyle on March 17, the day that would’ve marked 13 years of marriage to her husband, the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

Kyle, who was credited with being the most lethal sniper in U.S. history, was shot and killed at a Texas gun range in 2013. His life story became the subject of the Clint Eastwood film “American Sniper,” which was based on the best-selling autobiography of the same name.

To mark their wedding anniversary, Taya posted the poignant love letter on Facebook. It has since gone viral, with more than 530,000 likes.

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Eric Wilson’s Front Row Diary: Dolce & Gabbana Design a Love Letter to Mom

Eric Wilson is InStyle’s Fashion News Director. Sit front row at Fashion Week with him by following him on Twitter (@EricWilsonSays) and Instagram. The invitations to Dolce & Gabbana’s fall runway show today featured the kind of children’s drawings you might find taped to refrigerator doors across the world. A child handing a rose to […]
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A Letter to the New Big Sister

Dear Kennedy,

Things abruptly changed for you about six months ago when your little sister got out of mommy’s belly and came home from the hospital with us. You were used to having mommy and daddy all to yourself. You and I spent all summer together. We went to the library, Chick-fil-A, played with friends and watched a little too much TV. It was a blast.

No matter the amount of talks and “big sister” books we read, it probably didn’t prepare you for what was to come. All of a sudden, there was a tiny little baby in our house. The baby was loud — probably much louder than you anticipated. The baby was always being held, and the baby always needed mommy.

If this upset you, it was hard to tell. You embody grace, especially for such a big girl who’s 3 years old. Even though you showed a big interest in the baby, you continued your life as usual and you didn’t seem to mind that the baby needed a lot of attention.

This had to be hard on you. I know it was. I know this because you had trouble in other areas, like using the potty. It was your one thing you could hold on to for control, and I guess I don’t blame you. But, you never seemed jealous or upset with mommy and daddy.

I’m a big sister, too. Sometimes, there’s a lot of pressure on us to set an example, not act like a baby and try new things to show that we are so big and so independent. Sometimes, we just have to be flexible, whether we like it or not. Sometimes, we get less attention and less praise. Big sisters have a tough job, but you were cut out for it. You’ve got this.

Now that your little sister has been with us for a little over six months, you use the potty like a big girl, and you are becoming so independent. The struggles you were having before seem to be no more. That doesn’t mean life is easy from here on out, but I have a feeling you will handle those with that same grace.

Kennedy, you need to know that we are proud of you. I don’t tell you this enough. You have a kind spirit, a hilarious sense of humor, a vocabulary that amazes me daily and the potential to be anything.

Most importantly, you have love. I realized this the other day when the first thing you asked from waking up from your nap was, “Where is Caroline?” Then later, you sat there and hugged her face with gusto (maybe a little too much gusto). And a little bit later, you found such joy feeding her puffs. Your little sister smiles from ear to ear when she sees your face, and always looks for you when she hears your voice. Even though I’m her mommy, I have a feeling that you’re her favorite person.

Want to know why?

It’s because of the love that radiates out of you. In the future, I know you will probably dislike her for taking your toys or borrowing your clothes. There may be some days or years that you aren’t very good friends. But she’s your sister. And this love right now? Promise me you’ll always carry it in your heart.

Keep shining, sweet Kennedy. I adore you!

Love,

Mommy

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9 Reasons Not To Abandon The Art Of The Handwritten Letter

Nowadays we rarely pick up a pen and paper to communicate with one another, but it might not be wise for us to trade this long-standing, cultural practice entirely for the convenience of text messages and emails.

Research has shown that the general act of writing by hand can promote quite a few physical and mental benefits, from improving learning abilities to fostering a more positive outlook on life. And when it comes to writing that is used as a form of communication between two people, namely letters and postcards, the impact of such messages lasts far longer than any alternative version offered in our high-tech world. From the careful intentions of the sender to the value experienced by the receiver, no true match exists for this old-time, traditional means of conversation.

Whether you’re trying to cultivate a little romance, nurture a friendship or simply stay connected with loved ones while abroad, here are nine reasons you should still send a letter or postcard once in a while.

They create lasting memories.

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Studies have revealed an association between writing by hand and brain development and cognition, increasing neural activity more than typing can. Just as learning by handwriting notecards and study guides proves more effective for students, the moments you commit to paper for others are more likely to stay stored in your own memory as well, allowing you both to reflect back and appreciate them again in the future.

They show how much you care.

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In the days of oversimplified communication, receiving a “just to say hi” email can feel like a big deal. So imagine the powerful message you convey when you actually write out your thoughts for another person by hand, purchase a stamp, physically deliver your note to a mailbox and wait days for your special someone to receive it. Their beaming smile at your thoughtfulness will say it all.

They make you feel good.

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Aside from the residual satisfaction of knowing you’re making a close friend’s day with your efforts, science has linked expressive writing to better mood, reduced stress and improved overall sense of well-being. Similar to keeping a gratitude journal or writing about your future goals, sharing your genuine thoughts with another person can be quite the morale booster — not to mention a mini adrenaline rush as you drop the final draft into the mailbox.

They make every word count.

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Postcards only offer so many square inches, forcing the sender to truly think about the message they want to share and how they want to phrase it. Unlike with a quick text or Facebook message, you only have one chance when you send a handwritten message, so you learn just how important it is not to let it go to waste.

They spark creativity.

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Taking to pen and paper utilizes the visual, motor and cognitive brain processes differently than when we recruit technology to help us out. It is also by nature more labor-intensive, requiring us to slow down and connect the mind with the hand, one word at a time. Together these factors can make the sensory experience of writing just what you need to get those creative juices flowing.

They require your undivided attention.

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By recruiting all of the senses to participate in the writing-by-hand process, little room is left for multitasking (or hyper-speed task switching). To write thoughtfully and coherently, we must focus on the present moment and contemplate — without side conversations or other to-do list items taking priority — the thoughts we’re aiming to coherently convey to the person on the receiving end of the letter.

They require unplugging.

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Let’s face it — we could all use a little extra screen-free time these days. By nature of sitting down to write a thoughtful note to a special someone, your thumbs won’t be able to scroll your Facebook feed or type out a text message to another friend in demand of your attention. For those few minutes, you will live entirely in the present moment and in the thoughts you’re putting on paper.

They honor tradition.

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There’s something sacred (and romantic, in the broadest sense) about communicating in the way generations before us once did. We’ve all heard the stories: It’s how your parents communicated with Santa Claus, it’s how grandma and grandpa kept their love alive during wartime, it’s how immigrant families and friends separated by their respective moves shared written snapshots of their new lives. Computers and smartphones may prove more efficient, but they can never take the place of this kind of sentimental history.

They’re timeless.

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“A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend.” — Emily Dickinson

Long after they are written and sent (and even after their senders and receivers are gone), letters and postcards remain to be read, appreciated and preserved. Whether displayed on museum shelves honoring famous historical figures or saved in a scrapbook between two old friends, letters protect the memories of lives lived in a way that technological communication cannot. They are tangible, personal and real, in every sense of the word.
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Red Letter Day

Red Letter Day


Graduation Day at Barack Obama High School. The day the Red Letters arrive, the day that students get a glimpse into their own future. But a handful never get a letter and no one knows why. One teacher has an idea though, a teacher who never got a Red Letter herself, a teacher who will finally have answers before the day is out. Called “a fresh, solid, entertaining take on time travel” by Tangent Online, “Red Letter Day” was chosen as the best short story of 2010 by the readers of Analog Magazine. International bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch has won two Hugo awards, a World Fantasy Award, and six Asimov’s Readers Choice Awards. For more information about her work, please go to kristinekathrynrusch.com.

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Lovely Letter Pattern Cotton Baby One Pieces

Lovely Letter Pattern Cotton Baby One Pieces


Here are our lovely baby outfits! Our baby outfits are made of high quality cotton and can be worn for a long time. These baby newborn clothes could not be harmful the skin of baby and make your baby lovely. It is very comfortable to wear and touch these baby outfits. It will be a great gift for you to give your baby or other people. Our newborn outfits will be your best choice!

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Dear Mom: My Son’s Hilarious Summer Camp Letter

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Last year my 8-year-old son went to summer camp. It was the first time he had been away from home for more than a night. An hour after he left, I missed him. By the time I went to bed, I found myself wandering into his bedroom, just to feel close to him. As the days passed, I wrote to him daily. Each hour dragged as I’d wait for the mailman, hoping and praying for just one letter from him. By that point I missed him so much, I began to imagine what he might write to me. I fantasized I’d receive a letter something like this:

Dear Mom,

Thank you so much for letting me go to camp. I have learned so many cool things, like how to take a fish off the hook, tie sailing knots, and even how to groom a horse. Thanks for packing the sunscreen. I’ve been out on the lake a lot, so it has really come in handy. You sure think of everything! Since it’s been so hot, I’ve been drinking tons of water! See? I really listen to all your good advice.

The other boys here are really smart and nice. I’m making some lifelong friends I will cherish forever. We’ve had fun learning camp songs, playing cards, and catching frogs in our free time. During quiet time, I read the book you sent along. What a great selection! And just because you’re my mom, I made a special gift for you in arts and crafts!

I’m trying a lot of new foods, just like you suggested. You were right, the oatmeal at breakfast really isn’t bad when I add raisins. And don’t worry, Mom, I’ve been using all the manners you’ve taught me over the years.

We are camping under the stars tonight. I hope to see fireflies.

I love you,

W

xxoo

P.S. Tell my brothers I miss them!

Yesterday I received a letter. It’s just slightly different from what I imagined:

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This year I’m sending a whole book of stamps. I can’t wait for more letters!
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The backlash against Susan Patton, aka “Princeton Mom,” has returned to the place where it all began – the school newspaper, the Daily Princetonian.
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Original 1958 Otto Graham Signed Insurance Co. Letter

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Original 1958 Otto Graham Signed Insurance Co. Letter
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An Open Letter To The Makers Of The Wolf Of Wall Street, And The Wolf Himself

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, dear Kings of Hollywood, but you have been conned.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Christina McDowell, formerly Christina Prousalis. I am the daughter of Tom Prousalis, a man the Washington Post described as “just some guy on trial for penny-stock fraud.” (I had to change my name after my father stole my identity and then threatened to steal it again, but I’ll get to that part later.) I was eighteen and a freshman in college when my father and his attorneys forced me to attend his trial at New York City’s federal courthouse so that he “looked good” for the jury — the consummate family man.
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