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Carrying a Torch for Miss Liberty

Watch out for the acetylene torch!  This Valentine’s Day, “carrying a torch” holds new meanings for me.  Besides being an old-fashioned term for infatuation, it brings literal torches to mind.  I am a student in a course in “Balanced Sculpture,” with … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims in Our Family–Another Look at Thanksgiving Day

Three hundred years and counting—that is the time between pilgrim voyages in our family.  Let me explain. As a Jewish parent, I was delighted decades ago to discover Barbara Cohen’s fine book for young readers, Molly’s Pilgrim (1985; 1998; 2005).  … Continue reading

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