Monthly Archives: December 2012

Words Under the Tree

I was first seduced by words in eighth grade, in Sister Margareta’s class.  She challenged us to pick our favorite word. Huh? At that point in life I probably had a favorite color, a favorite dessert, and, certainly, a favorite … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift

She knew something about fashion.  After all, she had sat through The Devil Wears Prada three times when her kids were young and was witnessing what high-priced fashion could do for a real woman like Michelle Obama.  Heck, she knew … Continue reading

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Molly and Mary

Molly Bloom’s soliloquy:   Don’t tell Professor Stonum, but I never finished reading Ulysses. I’m not proud to say that I got an “A” in the class, a fact that has haunted me especially in my last 29 years as … Continue reading

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I Challenge You To…To…

    For a Front-of-the-Tobogganer (FOT), there are many ways to challenge oneself.  Try a sport that involves a ball that can fit into the palm of your hand, read Anna Karenina before going to see the movie, or learn … Continue reading

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