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Archive for January 2013

New blog

Am I cheating on myself? I don’t understand the etiquette.  I just started a new blog, co-written with my daughter, Emilia, 27, who just moved back to Boston.  And then there’s the fact that my past two posts here also went up at According to my blogpost stats, I have 29 followers here.…

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Inaugural poetry

Poetry in Motion: The Inaugural Offering   On Monday, the millions who tuned into watch the second inauguration of President Obama heard Richard Blanco read his open, “One Today.”  One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces of the Great Lakes, spreading a simple truth across…

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                                  Pride and Prejudice: 200 Years of Pleasure  Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” has been a best-seller for 200 years. Published in 1813, the British novel about the shabby-genteel Bennet family saddled with five penniless daughters is a “classic” that appears near the top of virtually all “favorite reads of all time” lists. There are, by Wiki-count,…

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