Monthly Archives: March 2014

Poems to Read to the Very Young Proto-New Yorkers

  When I was quite young my family had a copy of this book Poems to Read to the Very Young, where the poems were selected by Josette Frank and the timeless illustrations provided by Eloise Wilkin.  I loved it.  I often … Continue reading

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One Must Have a Mind of Winter

You might have noticed.  It’s been kind of a rough winter. Lots of snow.  Super duper cold.  Even the hardiest, most wool and silk and thinsulate prepared of us have been stuck inside for long stretches.  But a few weekends … Continue reading

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The Habit of Lent

Growing up in a moderately observant Catholic home meant that every spring brought around a new observance of a very old tradition, the period of fasting and general abstention of Lent in spiritual preparation for Easter.  This usually involved a … Continue reading

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