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Thoughts

Welcome to my thoughts page. This is a place for me to share where my mind wanders, the here and the there. I love the beautiful in all forms, in me, in you, and in our world. I seek to cultivate the aesthetic in my life as much as possible, and I like sharing that with other people. My mind may also occasionally drift here to some fondly remembered personal experiences. If you like what I write, feel free to sign up for my mailing list at the bottom of my Music & Links page. https://www.lovekaramiro.net/music-and-links/

Rome: Sensuality Like a See Through Dress

What can I say about Rome? Really, the question is more where should I start. Is Rome a city or a living work of art? I  can’t decide. Sometimes art imitates life. Others, life imitates it. Then there are times when life simply is art. That’s Rome. All pictures here are by me on my iPhone6.

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Kara Miro
How to Torture New Yorkers on the Subway

New York City’s Mass Transit Authority is trying to become a kinder, gentler Mass Transit Authority. Gone are the days of subway announcements blared over loud speakers and unintelligible. We now get fully audible, full sentences regarding the status of trains.

Consider this though: The subway is chock full of stressed out New Yorkers who are perpetually in a rush. Think of the fun that could be had

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LifeKara Miro
The Hysterlical German Language

Now, you may ask. Why, Kara, did you spend years of your life sucking German up, like the language slut that you are? The answer is simple. The grammar is so funny that it kept me entertained. The rules are so silly I couldn’t

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The Economics of Sex and the Sex of Economics

I believe in neither Santa Claus, nor the Easter Bunny, nor the Keynesian Multiplier. The only problem with it is that, well, the numbers just don’t add up. We’ve often found mathematics to be a useful guide for things like building subways, making nuclear bombs, and discovering the origins

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The Fine Art of the Selfie

The more I thought about the idea though, the more selfies made sense. There’s something awfully honest  about them. You just can’t edit one the way you can edit a professional photograph. Especially in

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My Musical Mistress

I think there’s only one piece of music that I love with an utter passion. At least, it’s the music that I love with the most passion. Granted, most musicians can’t really pick one favorite piece, but I think for all of us there’s always

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The Fine Art of the Taste

What is it that’s such a rush about a first date? I adore the anticipation. Who will this person be? What will our chemistry be like together? You can get a great sense of someone by email, but that’s never the same as seeing a face. Here lies part of the fun too. Will this person

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Don't Make This Mistake, If You Go to Germany

It's so nice to be home! If you're wondering where I've been, I've just gotten back, after spending the last five weeks in Europe. Yes, I realize this gets filed under #firstworldproblems. There was something that happened that #secondworldproblems might be the right place to file though. I must say

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My Photo Essay: A Walk in the Maine Woods

Now, you may wish to ask me, “Kara, what were you doing in Maine in March?” That’s fair. Maine may seem like a strange place to go for a vacation, at any point not in summer. Its beaches aren’t exactly known for being sunny and tropical, even in July. Before I left, I had to reassure the sales woman in Eastern Mountain Sports that I knew what I was doing. She was confused as to why I was updating my heavy winter coat for a trip at the beginning of spring. You’d think that surely Maine can’t require

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From My Grateful Dead Sommelier: Here are the Best Recordings

When I go to a restaurant, I will invariably ask the sommelier for a wine recommendation. Why wouldn’t I take advantage of their knowledge? Similarly, the Dead, with many an album and a million live bootlegs, aren’t quite as complicated as wine, but they’re awfully close. Consider the variables of lineup, length of tour, and how many drugs Jerry had taken that night. Like vino

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