April 1, 2021

Humble Grass

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What might the stones have cried out, had the people been silent on the road to Jerusalem? Perhaps the reeds tossed beneath the donkey’s feet also had a song to sing. A child in that jubilant crowd might have wondered such things, as she scrambled...

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March 19, 2021

Turning a Corner

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Coleman Corners was dreamed up on a steep mountain road in a February snowstorm. “Who’s he?” you might ask, followed by “Why were you out in a storm?”

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February 23, 2021

Work, Life, Kids

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When it comes to the rights and claims of children and parents in a working world – rights that should not have to compete, but are all too often in full-bore tug of war – no one writes like Leah Libresco Sargeant, whose New York Times op-ed from...

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February 17, 2021

I Would Do It Again

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“Every people deserves the regime it is willing to endure.” Incendiary words for days such as ours, calculated to incite argument, action, transformation. All this their young composers were angling for.

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