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a February concert

      Last night I attended a concert at Carnegie Hall. The program: Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550; Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Robert Spano, conductor Bryce Dessner, “Voy a dormir”; Kelley O’Connor, Mezzo-Soprano Beethoven, Piano … Continue reading

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empathy

    One day we were in the garden. Father stood looking in at the pig. Mother was hanging clothes out, and I was weeding. Two travelling journeymen came past. They were dusty, carried knapsacks on their backs, and looked … Continue reading

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vengeance

    If I whet My glittering sword, And My hand takes hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to My enemies, And repay those who hate Me. — Deuteronomy 32:41   He is despised and rejected of men; a … Continue reading

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the effervescent (sometimes typographically challenged) pedant

    I am blessed to come from a family that is very verbal, that delights in oral and written exchanges and expression and in word play. It seems as if they always put things just right, and often they … Continue reading

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a note from my mother

    Mom’s note to Roger, 1964 Wed. – Dear Rog – Sorry we let you get off without even discussing clothes with you. Had such a good weekend with you — Rog – I enclose check for $10. – … Continue reading

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Board of Selectmen to Elinor H. Smith, November 5, 1969

  My mother, Elinor Handy Smith, had requested permission to hold an antiwar rally in Canton, Massachusetts. Below is the Board of Selectmen’s response.    

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Thanksgiving

      Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. One great thing about it is that it comes on a Thursday and that normally means a four day weekend for all, with time to travel to and … Continue reading

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