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enough to be happy

September 13, 2013

One of my favorite yoga teachers, Judith Hanson Lasater, says, “How you answer the question, ‘What is enough?’ will change your life.” In the more than a decade since those words passed from her lips to my ears, I’ve never stopped thinking about them. What is enough? Enough food, enough stuff, enough money, enough time. […]

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The Golden Treasury of Poetry; Louis Untermeyer, 1959

April 30, 2013

Before we leave National Poetry Month behind for another year—though in our hearts every month may be poetry month—I want to express my gratitude to my parents for bringing poetry into my life from an early age, for reading poems aloud to me—from A. A. Milne to the fella referred to in an infamous student […]

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Back to school…

August 28, 2012

and Taylor Mali: Thank you, teachers.

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Reading is Not Optional

January 10, 2012

Walter Dean Myers is being sworn in today as the new Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, an ungainly title, but a great job. His stated theme for his time in the post is, “Reading is not optional.” On NPR this morning he talks about his life, reading, and some of the initiatives he hopes to […]

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In Memoriam

December 19, 2011

So many friends and family members have experienced the death of someone near to them in this past year, and are still in the first year of mourning. Marge Piercy’s poem “Kaddish,” an interpretation of the Kaddish spoken by Jewish mourners during the first year after the death of a close family member, also seems […]

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Happy kids

January 25, 2011

It doesn’t take much, just a few sprinkles on the birthday cupcakes.

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