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Spring Soon

Monday, February 27th, 2012

A small speckled visitor Wearing a crimson cape. Brighter than a cherry Smaller than a grape. A polka-dotted someone Walking on my wall. A black-hooded lady In a scarlet shawl. –Joan Walsh Anglund

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Tell Me About Despair, Yours

Friday, January 27th, 2012

As Claire gets older and encounters the world, I find myself thinking that I need an exorcism of my past. That sounds drastic, yes? Claire displays an intensity and sensitivity that I recognize. I observe how she interacts with kids at school, and I feel painful echoes. I want so much not to project my […]

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The Hundred Languages of Children

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The child is made of one hundred. The child has a hundred languages, a hundred hands, a hundred thoughts, a hundred ways of thinking, of playing, of speaking. A hundred, always a hundred, ways of listening, of marveling, of loving, a hundred joys for singing and understanding, a hundred worlds to discover, a hundred worlds […]

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