Monthly Archives: December 2013

Twice Told

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter began as a series of letters for a sickly little boy. The classic Winnie the Pooh series began its long, enduring life as sketches AA Milne wrote to amuse his son, and … Continue reading

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Just Believe

“There were all kinds of things of which I was afraid of at first, but by acting as if I was not afraid I gradually ceased to be afraid.” Teddy Roosevelt Here’s what a friend said of Teddy: “…by constantly … Continue reading

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Broken Windows

“There are small indicators of disorder that unleash in us a feeling that things are out of control. Even if the trigger is just a stack of unsorted mail, that feeling begets other, bigger feelings — namely guilt and defeat. … Continue reading

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Author Enthusiasms

“I love all of the great 19th century novelists and always have — Dickens, Austen, Trollope, James, Eliot. I love their broad, sweeping storytelling and mastery of language, but mostly I love the confidence of their narrative. We lost the … Continue reading

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Book Bonanza

I’m in a bit of a fog tonight, turkey and French apple-pie induced — must be all that tryptophan I consumed. It’s been a busy, festive day. I am now the proud owner of three new pairs of socks — … Continue reading

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Little Tree

Little silent Christmas tree You are so little You are more like a flower Who found you in the green forest And were you very sorry to come away? See I will comfort you. Because you smell so sweetly I … Continue reading

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Inspiring Advice

Robert Pinsky has served as poet laureate of the United States and is an essayist, translator and teacher, as well as a rhymester. As the author of 19 books, he knows a thing or two about the life of a … Continue reading

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