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Molly reads Miracles

December 10, 2014

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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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Your face will shine through all our tears. Thank you, Pete Seeger.

February 4, 2014

It’s the mid-‘90s and I’m in the old kitchen of the Red House—summer sunlight slants in and music spills from a little boom box. “Sailin’ up,” Pete Seeger’s voice sings into this room we’re all hanging out in together, and my cousin Bill echoes, “Sailin’ up.” “Up.” “Down.” “Down.” “Up.” “Up and down the river. […]

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“Which system is superior: to learn more or to learn better?”

September 30, 2013

From The Conscious Ear: My Life of Transformation Through Listening, Alfred Tomatis: We advise the child when he leaves us to continue reading at home every day, in a loud, clear voice. I mentioned earlier the importance I attach to this exercise. It is not only those who suffer, or have suffered, from dyslexia who […]

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walk around feeling like a leaf

June 8, 2013

Wise words, in her beautiful hand, from poet and writer Naomi Shihab Nye.

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tranquility #2

June 7, 2013

The broom, wishing to become a flagpole, asks the sunlight for help.

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June 6, 2013

Even the lamp has time for self-reflection.

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Wise words from a friend I haven’t met yet

June 5, 2013

After writing Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, charming and funny introvert Susan Cain had to go out in the world talking about it! It’s confirming for me to encounter this inspiring and so right-on TED Talk during a week in which I am staying by myself in a […]

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Does our language shape our thought?

April 9, 2013

Toward the end of the first chapter of Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul: Memories and the City, Pamuk breaks away from a description of events surrounding his birth and says this: I feel compelled to add or so I’ve been told. In Turkish we have a special tense that allows us to distinguish hearsay from what we’ve […]

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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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