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Riding on high adventure and intrigue

For the 10-year-old boy who doesn’t think he wants to hear a story called The Princess Bride, especially if it has any kissing in it, comes the author’s own description of the “good bits” from S. Morgenstern’s fictitious novel: Fencing. … Continue reading

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Monkey see, monkey (don’t) do

Probably the most dysfunctional thing about my family growing up (and every family has something dysfunctional) was the avoidance of confrontation at all cost, and each day as I still struggle with this, I am constantly made aware of just … Continue reading

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Heralds of spring

Arise, my love, my fair one,     and come away; for lo, the winter is past,     the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth,     the time of singing has come, and the voice of … Continue reading

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