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Thank the Bugs and Trees

Do you feel grateful because you appreciate the things in your life? Or do you feel grateful because you want to make someone else feel good? Gratitude is a personal emotion that stems from outside sources!

Lucky Day and Hare Krishna

It’s incredible how much life can change when we decide to change our perspectives, isn’t it? Am I lucky? Am I blessed? I don’t know. But I’m grateful for everything, nonetheless!

Who Are You?

If someone were to ask you who you are right now, what would you say? When you first meet someone, what are some of the first things that you tell them about yourself? Usually, introducing ourselves involves answering 3 questions:

2021 Reading Challenge – January Recap

You may have noticed, if you’ve been following my 2021 Reading Challenge, that I didn’t post an update for week 4. That’s because… I didn’t finish any books during the last week of January. But it got me thinking, maybe every 4th week I’ll do a monthly recap post instead!

Frogs, toads, Mushrooms, and New Logos

If you’re a regular reader of Freshly Stale, you might have noticed that the site recently got a new logo. That logo has a toad in it, and I’d like to explain my reasoning behind that branding decision.

Branching Out

Everything I’ve read about blogging recommends sticking to a niche. But I think I wanna try out lifestyle blogging again. For real this time. I mean shoot, why not, right? What’s the worst that could happen?

Repetition and Recreation in Art History

Art history is full of repetition, of artists recreating famous works from other artists, and of artists recreating pieces as a statement on the times that they were living in, or just as a way to share their perspective with the world.

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 2

On January 13th I finally got around to reading The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. I also read The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, which I much preferred over the Inferno!

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 1

Today I’d like to give a brief update on the reading challenge I’ve set for myself! Last Monday, I said that I wanted to read 1 book a week, every week, for all of 2021. I was 2 books ahead of schedule when I wrote that.

The Language of Art

Art is subjective. People can enjoy, or not enjoy, art at their own discretion. No background knowledge is needed for that. But before we can really, truly begin to understand a piece of art, it’s imperative that we speak the language that the artist was using, and to do so we need to understand a whole lot more than just art

Stargazer: Statuette of a Woman

Stargazer: Statuette of a Woman is one of my favorite art historical relics. Carved of soft, translucent marble, this statuette represents a stylized woman gazing up at the heavens. For what purpose was she created? We could ask ourselves the same thing.