January 2010

thoughts on a year-long project (or, boring my readers for one last time)

January 25, 2010

On New Year’s morning, I woke to find a message in my inbox telling me that Scott Russell Sanders had left a comment on my blog. Sanders was my essayist for October, and reading his message was such a thrill, and a closing more satisfying than I ever could have imagined for my year-long project.  […]

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on rice-a-roni and inspiration

January 15, 2010

I decided against posting my thoughts on my essayist project just yet. I thought that maybe two essayist posts in a row might be about as thrilling as back-to-back episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger. I’ve been thinking about how homeschooling ebbs and flows. There are days and weeks when the kids come up with projects […]

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december: notes on adam gopnik

January 11, 2010

It’s time for the last installment in My Year of Excellent Essayists. random notes: If you’ve been reading here for a year now (and how lucky I am if you have), you’ll remember that it was my thoughts on Adam Gopnik that inspired this project. I started 2009 bemoaning the fact that after years of […]

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woman with a mission

January 4, 2010

I hesitated about posting this photo. But I checked with its author, Mr. T, and he okayed it. This was a slip for our Advent box. A box in which, during Advent, we place slips of paper sharing how we’ve brought light, somehow, to someone else. Mr. T wrote this one. He didn’t fold it […]

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