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Of Cherry Tarts and Honesty

So, today is Washington’s birthday, and since Great-Grandmama ALWAYS had Cherry pie on February 22nd, our Grandmother invited us other for Cherry tarts and tea. ‘Twas absoballyloutly delicious, and- well, that’s beside the point (if there even was one).The story of the Cherry tree is one that most Amercans know. Washington had an axe, he […]

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Dog Blogging

I would like to take this opportunity to issue a command from my Computer Chair On High. Go see Because of Winn Dixie. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll ponder, you’ll be moved, man. *giggles* (Sorry.) In all seriousness, it was a sweet story well-told. I highly recommend it. And once you’ve seen it, picture the […]

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Have you read your Constitution lately?

There’s something very important in that subject line. “Constitution” is singular. Our country has managed to get by on one Constitution, and not very many amendments, for a very long time. Do you know how many Constitutions France has had since 1789? Twelve. That’s an average of a new one ever 18 years. The HeadGirl […]

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The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, for JennyAnyDots

And so Reb Saunders reveals his plan was not merely to train Danny to take his inherited position, but rather to pass along the tradition of the tzaddik so that if Danny chose to reject the old world, he would be prepared to enter the new one with a compassionate soul, not merely with a […]

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News and Commentary for the Common Room Students

The Deputy Headmistress has combed the blogs and the news searching for articles that will not bring a blush to maiden cheeks, yet are newsworthy, interesting, and offer ideas to think about. Here are today’s results: Read the article “Many Partings” from the Belmont Club Have you been following the Syria/Lebanon stories in the news? […]

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