Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hoary and Other Unmentionable Words

I recently came across the word “hoary” in a reference to carrots. It gave me the shivers. I mean, I’d just read a picture book called Creepy Carrots, which I definitely recommend for its humor and cleverness. But the image … Continue reading

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The Piano Tuner

The Piano Tuner He arrives, follows the runner on our hardwood floor, and makes a right to the piano bench, catching his knee. Soon, the repetitive sound of a key, a high ‘C,’ two octaves above middle ‘C,’ I’d say … Continue reading

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Importance of documentary films

I wonder how many viewers watch documentaries. Recently, we’ve rented two documentary films that were up for Academy awards in 2012—“Environmental Liberation Front” and “Paradise Lost 3—Purgatory.” Both movies were involving, upsetting, and thought-provoking. Neither got the 2012 award, although … Continue reading

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