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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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Emancipation and Inauguration–Days Old and New

Three award-winning picture books are my focus today.  Read on. Life-altering changes brought by the stroke of a pen or the tick of a clock—the beginning of African-American History month brings many thoughts to mind.  One is how the official … Continue reading

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Recognizing Words . . . Reading Stories

Being illiterate was frustrating!  In Japan last May, I could not read package labels in grocery stores and pharmacies, follow the directions posted on street maps, or understand the background information displayed on many museum exhibits.  Japan’s written language is … Continue reading

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Being Different: Artists and Other Outsiders

I am celebrating! Last month, the state of Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage, removing one layer of hurtful, official “difference” from our local landscape. As emotional and social landscapes continue to shift, too, we may see some changes in how graphic … Continue reading

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