John's Daily Muse

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Hispanic or Not Hispanic?

As we started looking over the elementary school registration paperwork for Xander this week Ana and I were faced with the question of ethnicity and race. Naturally, Ana felt like we should check, “Hispanic/Latino” instead of “Not Hispanic/Latino.”...

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Lady Beetles

I recently started taking 15-minute breaks at work to walk, soak in the world around me, and escape the desk and keyboard. These breaks offer some great fresh air and a needed renewal of...

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I’ve been wanting to do this for the past few years. Finally, amused by the holiday season, I got this off my to-do list. And for those of you who prefer the elves of...