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“Choices We Make When We Are Too Young To Make Them” by Lois Parker Edstrom

Evenings at the table with my father, stewing over algebraic equations, chemical reactions, my young life sloped toward science and healing. He didn’t recognize, nor did I, how I fingered letters the way the devout touch prayer beads, that I … Continue reading

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Remembering our names

What an incredibly gracious and sincere woman Maggie Daley was. She was a supporter of the arts and youth development, founder of Gallery 37 (My son took part in the theater division in his senior year in high school) and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Merwin

Today is W.S. Merwin’s birthday. JB first introduced his words to me many, many years ago— evocative, simple, intimate, unpunctuated. He has written over 30 books of poetry, has won numerous awards including two Pullitzers, and has spent last year … Continue reading

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