Monthly Archives: October 2010

Balancing Point

Clever, uplifting, and magical…

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A Carl Sandburg Epiphany

Driving home from school today (Our school does not recognize Columbus Day), I had an epiphany. The temperature had been beautiful, in the mid 80s, and then around 4:30 it began to drop rapidly into the upper 60s which generated … Continue reading

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Being an artist, Being a good teacher

I have been working frantically to gather together my work for the artshow I am having with my brother and sister in two weeks (see Artists). I have been working to finish/resolve some pieces, organize what needs to be framed, … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech

Imagine my surprise going to school yesterday and hearing that the Westboro Baptist Church, the group that protested outside our house of worship this last Rosh Hashannah (Shofar Blows), was arguing a case before the Supreme Court today (Phelps v … Continue reading

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I Go Back to May 1937 by Sharon Olds

I see them standing at the formal gates of their colleges, I see my father strolling under the ochre sandstone arch, the red tiles glinting like bent plates of blood behind his head, I see my mother with a few … Continue reading

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Outrage at intolerance

My friend, Ms Chili, has a powerful blog today, An Open Letter to the Universe, exclaiming her outrage at the suicide of yet another young gay person who has felt too exposed, too besieged, too rejected, too harassed, and too alone … Continue reading

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