Category Archives: Reading

Let’s boycott the bigots. All of them.

One of my greatest joys, as a mother, was passing my love of reading to my daughter, Bonnie. Oh, the books we read together, beginning with my favorite children’s author, Richard Scarry. We subscribed to the Children’s Book of the … Continue reading

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Greed is good, so is ignorance (not)

Tom Wolfe’s novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, introduced me to the phrase, masters of the universe. Wolfe’s novel opened my eyes to the immensity of corruption and greed within our financial and political systems. That same year, Michael Douglas … Continue reading

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It could happen: we could wake up

I’ve just read a piece in the New York Times about the stiff competition among Ivy League graduates for a berth in Teach for America, a program designed to recruit and train teachers for poor, urban schools: <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/12/education/12winerip.html?scp=2&sq=education&st=cse> When Ivy … Continue reading

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I read the news today- oh boy.

I need to know what’s going on in the world. As soon as I make my coffee in the morning, I park myself at my computer and start in on the news. My reading of the news is selective. For … Continue reading

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