Monthly Archives: December 2013

“Yes Virginia, there is…World Peace”

(This essay originally appeared in the December 1990 issue of Friends Journal, a Quaker publication. Always the editor, I have made a few minor changes.) Last Christmas, I read an article headlined, “Is Nothing Sacred? Holiday Symbols under Fire.” It … Continue reading

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Good Night, Little Sea Otter: the perfect bedtime book

Good Night, Little Sea Otter by Janet Halfmann, illustrated by Wish Williams. Star Bright Books, New York, NY, 2010.  “As the setting sun kissed the kelp forest, Little Sea Otter snuggled on Mama’s chest. Mama fluffed his fur until he … Continue reading

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Three Scoops and a Fig as Delicious as a Cup of Gelato

Three Scoops and a Fig by Sara Laux Akin, illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung. Peachtree, Atlanta Georgia, 2010.  Poor Sophia.  When her Nonno and Nonna are expected to visit her family’s Italian Restaurant, The Fig Tree, Sophia wants to help get ready for their … Continue reading

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