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do a lot of work!

March 24, 2014

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo.

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finally, in September

September 5, 2013

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Maurice Sendak: “Live your life, live your life, live your life.”

March 27, 2013

The art and the unique sensibility of Maurice Sendak shaped my childhood imagination and continues to inform me as a storyteller and as a human being. Here, Christoph Niemann shares with us how Maurice Sendak has moved him. I bawled my eyes out. (Thanks, Jazz.) Full interview with Terry Gross here. If you need a few […]

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Spring is busting out all over…

March 19, 2013

No, in fact it will creep in tomorrow morning, silent and invisible, on the tail end of a gorgeous nor’easter. We’ll have barely finished shoveling out. Happy spring.

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In Praise of Idleness

February 4, 2012

I have long advocated leaving children alone with no easy distractions (television, computers) so that they can experience boredom, a constructive, fertile boredom that is not to be confused with the trapped boredom one can feel in, for instance, an uninspiring classroom. What a gift when a parent says, “Go find something to do,” instead of […]

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Rah Rah for Ta Tas (Hallelujah)

September 18, 2011

In Portland, OR today more than 35,000 people walked and ran in Race for the Cure to raise money for breast cancer research, early detection and education. The energy of the crowd was peaceful and joyous—in part because of how seamlessly and carefully the huge event was organized—nothing for participants to fret about—plenty of information […]

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horticultural differences?

April 1, 2011

My garden as I left: My stepmother’s garden this morning: In New Hampshire today it’s supposed to snow six to ten inches on top of this: Here is what the English “snow” that’s falling looks like when it hits the ground:

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March 20, 2011

The first day of spring has arrived, on the calendar anyway, and this is my garden: This is my father’s garden, a few days ago already: We are going east to find spring, and my father’s garden.

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