Monthly Archives: January 2017

February 2nd

February 2nd Of course you know that February 2nd is Groundhog Day. But did you know that long before there was Groundhog Day, February 2nd was celebrated because it was halfway through winter? In ancient Rome this day was called … Continue reading

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Really?

Really? “Forget ‘Pat the Bunny,’ My Child is Reading Hemingway.” Thus screamed the header of an article in the New York Times last month. The latest development, KinderGuides, is a series of books adapted from classics to be read to … Continue reading

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Good Advice

Good Advice My mother was born one hundred and twenty-seven years ago on January 17th, 1890. She lived until she was seventy, dying in 1960 a week after my 22nd birthday. That is a long time ago, but many things … Continue reading

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Searching

Searching Can’t think. Brain dumb. Inspiration won’t come. Bad ink. Bad pen. Best of luck amen. That silly little piece was something we would write on a page in an autograph book in the early ‘50’s. But, honestly, it is … Continue reading

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Hygge

Hygge Hygge , pronounced Hoo-gah, is the Danish word for cozy and extends to the Danish practice of  slowing down and being  comfortable  during the cold, dark days of winter. Actually Danes practice the simplicity of life year-round, but it … Continue reading

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