Monthly Archives: December 2015

Readings I’ve Enjoyed

The December 1956 issue of Mademoiselle magazine included a short story that has been anthologized often since then. Additionally, it has been recorded by the author and others, dramatized for television, turned into a Broadway musical, and into a one … Continue reading

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The Power of Stories

In 1843 Charles Dickens read a report from parliament that detailed the horrors of child labor in the mines and factories of England. Actually, Dickens was already familiar with the abuses outlined in the report since his father had gone … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

We are reaching the end of 2015, and, as always, there are many lists that tell us which books were the best of the year. Additionally, there are a few lists out that laud notable books of past years. Here … Continue reading

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Music Notes

December 12, 2015 will be the 100th birthday of perhaps the greatest American entertainers of the last century. His name was Frank Sinatra, and he was a popular recording artist and performer from the 1930s until the mid-1990s. There was … Continue reading

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