Monthly Archives: September 2006

Children and Shakespeare

Several years ago we had free tickets to a local theatre’s production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream. At that time the Progeny could be sorted out as two teens, a 12 year old with Cerebral Palsy and mental retardation who seems to have plateaued at a mental ageof about two, an 8 and a 10 […]

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The Books go Ever On and ON and ON and ON…

If you’re new here, my family went to a particularly exciting library book sale a few weeks ago. It was exciting because this was a small midwestern town and the library had not had a sale in their entire one hundred year history. Unfortunately, we only had about two hours to spend there. Fortunately, my […]

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Myths and Men

I picked up this book, The Happy Hunting Grounds, by Stanley Vestal at the recent library booksale. The illustrations are pretty and I enjoyed the introduction, but we must steel ourselves. I bought this book to sell, so I don’t want to read further in case I find I like it too much to part […]

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News with Views

It’s been a few days since we did one of these posts. I’ve kind of been on a news fast. Let’s return to the water gently: Interesting Demographics Distressing. Is history repeating itself, or is this a matter of unfinished business coming back to haunt us? We didn’t start the fire. Know thy enemies. Laser […]

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Does This Mean We’re Schizophrenic?

A personal library is an X-ray of the owner’s soul. It offers keys to aparticular temperament, an intellectual disposition, a way of being in theworld.~by Jay Parini Read the rest here.

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