Browsing All posts tagged under »grandmother«

Ghosts of Christmas Past

December 23, 2011

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One Christmas Eve in the early 1960s, my mother told me to go to bed, because Santa Claus wouldn’t come to homes where the children were still awake. This made sense to me. What made no sense, although I didn’t give it any thought at the time, was that the Christmas tree was set up […]

What I Needed To Hear

April 15, 2011

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Grown-ups say a lot of things to children. Mostly they make decisions, give orders, and plead for their sanity with statements like, “Not now” and “Put that down!” and “Will you please be quiet? I can’t hear myself think!” Such clear interaction allows the child to grasp the intended meaning quickly and move on to […]

“Zabaglione”

June 15, 2010

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This is a long essay, more than two thousand words, about an experience I had in Sicily. I created it as a page, rather than a post, because of its length. I hope you’ll read it when you have some time.