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Learning from The Bard

I’m taking a course at Hunter College called Shakespeare’s Heroines. Hunter is a wonderful resource, (and handy– only a few blocks away from where I live), although they don’t make it easy  to register as what’s known as a ‘senior … Continue reading

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Over the River and Through the Woods

My family and I went west–way, way west for the post-Thanksgiving weekend. New York State is bigger than I realized especially “upstate,” which seems composed of small churches, farms and roadways with impressively little travel. The drive is easy, as … Continue reading

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Pins and Needles

  Perhaps you have seen a reproduction of this painting or even the original that resides in the Mauritshuis Museum, The Hague. Done in 1632, it is one of the earliest works Rembrandt signed with his first name. Shades of … Continue reading

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Risen From the Ashes

Chinese artist Xu Bing used what is referred to as “detritus” but many of us would label “trash” to create two giant Phoenix (yes, that’s the plural) that currently hang in New York’s St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights. … Continue reading

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Grandma

No, not either of mine, (neither of whom was known as Grandma—both disliked it), but Moses. Anna Mary Robertson Moses was born in 1860 in upstate New York, grew up, married, had ten children (five of whom died in infancy) … Continue reading

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We, the Jury

For years, I wasn’t summoned. Then, fifteen years ago, I started being called every two years like clockwork.  Pain though it is, it’s the one civic duty required of every U.S. citizen. My worst experience as a juror was about … Continue reading

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