Monthly Archives: May 2012

Remembering the guide dog rescuer

Many of us have probably read about the golden retriever, Daisy, who saved her blind owner, James Crane, from the burning tower one on September 11.  Daisy not only guided James to safety, she ran back and helped firemen find … Continue reading

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Travel to New Jersey

                        I just returned from a second trip to a New Jersey middle school in as many months. Over a decade ago a teacher raised the funds to invite nearly thirty speakers to spend a day at her school, … Continue reading

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Maurice Sendak

            The children’s book world heaved a sad sigh on Tuesday, May 8, with the death of superhero, Maurice Sendak.  To all the good things written about Where the Wild Things Are, I add that the book said so much … Continue reading

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The enemy

            Most of the people in my generation complain of the rapid pace of progress in technology.  On my new laptop there seems to be 13 updates in one day, and then 14 the next, for instance.  But as someone … Continue reading

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leashes can be neighborly

e             I read about a woman in Massachusetts who wants her town to pass a leash law for cats.  She’s seen one bluebird after another meet its end in the teeth of a roving feline. I’m reminded of Jonathan … Continue reading

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