Tag Archives: youth

Senioritis

Sure, the colloquial meaning of the word refers to an attitude of slacking off often found among the behaviors of high school seniors — and occasionally college seniors — who are nearing graduation. It is the lame duck period after … Continue reading

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The City from the Child’s Eye View

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“Children see beauty in things we no longer notice.”

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getting lost

“Alfred Wainwright was a British fellwalker.” Instantly, I am jealous. Before clicking on the explanatory Wikipedia link, before I am actually clear about what this moniker implies, I am jealous. Because I suspect that such a title indicates a life … Continue reading

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saturday afternoon with a three-year-old

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. ~Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943 In went a small notebook with the letter H on the front, surrounded by … Continue reading

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aspiring to the french stylings of a toddler

language learning is fascinating doings… especially when you realize that as an adult who is learning or re-learning a new/foreign/second language, you are still going to be bested by the average, 4-year-old native speaker. et voila, capucine! humble pie sure … Continue reading

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seeing and doing and seeing

During my near-fortnight in Oz I spent a day in Manly, a town on Sydney’s northern shore that is accessible from the city by ferry. I wasn’t sure what to expect save for the fact that there was a beach … Continue reading

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at the start of a long walk

i started writing a different post this afternoon, in part motivated by my umpteenth visit to moma this summer, in an effort to maximize my membership before i take temporary leave of the apple. that post contains musings on yesterday’s … Continue reading

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ideas that leap off the page (literally)

is this what writing should do? words that work their way into our conscious and subconscious minds, connect with existing ideas to form new ones, take on a life of their own within and then beyond the page, beyond the … Continue reading

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still reading the hunger games — or: still reading the hunger games

what does it mean, i wonder, that my sabbatical begins with a dystopian novel in which the killing of kids by kids is not only a part of the plot, but the very basis upon which this story is based. … Continue reading

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