Daily Archives: December 13, 2020

Up from Slavery

After watching this absorbing, enlightening discussion, I’ll be rereading Up from Slavery in January, right after the holidays.

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Silent Sunday

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Visiting her hometown Chicago, a series of events brings Irene to the Drayton Hotel’s tearoom where she runs into Clare, an annoying woman she grew up with. This meeting entangles Irene into Clare’s life. Irene and her friends would just as … Continue reading

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The Downfall of Santa Claus

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Santa’s discouraged. Kids don’t believe in him as they once did. All his elves have gone to warmer climes to enjoy the beach. Only one boy believes. Is that enough? Santa shakes off his discouragement,…

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Sepia Saturday

Each week Sepia Saturday provides a prompt to inspire bloggers with some nostalgia or history. This week, as I see the rain outside my window, the prompt is particularly apt. The Library of Congress has some wonderful Japanese woodblock prints … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week

After Apple-Picking Robert Frost My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking … Continue reading

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Kudos to Ireland!

Leadership in Ireland. Something we don’t see in Illinois. 😉

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