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lessons learned, momentum, one little word, reviewing the situation, year in review

The Thing About Momentum

It sounds (it seemed at first) counterproductive, but sometimes it's necessary to stand completely still in order to continue forward momentum. I felt stuck - or even like I was going backward - but sometimes you need to stand still - pause and listen. Sometimes that means going to bed crazy early to reset both… Continue reading The Thing About Momentum

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It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: a “Second Glantz” at 2017

Happy New Year! It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, but here we are: January 1st. There's a saying about not looking backwards because that's not the direction you're going, but - while I understand the sentiment and would agree that you don't want to keep your head turned forever - I… Continue reading It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: a “Second Glantz” at 2017

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books, review, YAL, year in review

My Year in Books: 2017

This year, reading was the best part of many of my days. I managed to blog only nine times, and two-thirds of those posts were about books/reading. Instagram feed? Full of books. Why? They offered a much-needed escape from this year's... interesting... realities. As such, I surpassed my reading goal by 8 books and enjoyed… Continue reading My Year in Books: 2017

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Seasons of Love

The Twelve Months of Oh-TwelveFive hundred twenty-five thousandSix hundred minutesHow do you measure, measure a year?In daylights, in sunsets, in midnightsIn cups of coffeeIn inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.In five hundred twenty-five thousandSix hundred minutesHow do you measureA year in the life?-- "Seasons of Love," RentFriends and family, travel, and countless good memories have… Continue reading Seasons of Love

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Top 12 of 2012

These 12 lovelies earned a Second Glantz from me in 2012.image sourceTV ShowDownton Abbey. Love the upstairs-meets-downstairs drama.MovieBreaking Dawn 2. Because the finale really WAS epic.Character, maleIron Man/Tony Stark from The Avengers had me laughing out loud this summer. And he's also kind of a bada$$.image sourceimage sourceimage sourceCharacter, femaleViolet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham.… Continue reading Top 12 of 2012

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Top 11 of 2011

These 11 goodies earned a Second Glantz from me in 2011.TVTrue Blood Season FourWitches, hot Scandinavian vampire nookie, and... well, need there be anything else beyond that? This season (minus the faeries) was AWE. SOME.image sourceMovieHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2Two words: Alan Rickman. Sorry, my fellow Twi-hards, Breaking Dawn was a blast to… Continue reading Top 11 of 2011