Category Archives: classics

Making the List

Although I faithfully note new books I want to read,  I can never be number one on the library wait list.  It doesn’t help that the book is not yet listed when I log in, anxious to find it.  It … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins and Saving Mr. Banks

After watching Emma Thompson’s portrayal of author P.L. Travers in Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” I researched the truth of the story in articles by the New Yorker – Becoming Mary Poppins – and in the New York Times.  Satisfied that Hollywood had … Continue reading

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Writing Letters

One of the best effects of electronic communication is the gift of staying in touch with friends who are far away. Yet, receiving a letter that has my name hand written on the envelope still gives me a thrill. When … Continue reading

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