Author Archives: Faith

Fun things of the moment

Can’t wait to see friend/teacher/mentor Maira Kalman’s mother’s closet at the Met Museum in New York next week! Have discovered a new passion: audiobooks. Makes the commute something to look forward to. Recently listened to the first Harry Potter book, … Continue reading

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At the movies

Went to see Lion tonight. Didn’t know much about it, but it was here and it was in ENGLISH. So, so, so good. Highly recommended.

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An oddity or two

You have to admit, this isn’t the sort of thing that happens every day. Apparently, this is the best toothbrush on the planet. I may have to try it.    

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Le weekend and beyond

Trump’s attacks on the media are nothing new. They’ve been employed by dictators throughout history, and they are chilling. One of the most important essays I’ve read in a great long while explains. On an entirely different note, I’ve learned how … Continue reading

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A few good things

      that I’ve been enjoying lately. Resubscribed to Audible so I can catch up on my “reading” in the car This recording of the first Harry Potter book by Stephen Fry is soooo good One of the best … Continue reading

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ER, part 1

  Addressing the women’s division of the United Jewish Appeal just after the Second World War, in 1946, Eleanor Roosevelt said, “We let our consciences realize too late the need of standing up against something that we knew was wrong. … Continue reading

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Hillary’s speechwriter

Deserves a gigantic raise for this powerful speech. 

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A placeholder

I am trying to make time to update this blog more regularly. It’s a goal, at any rate. I will soon upload my few pictures from Vilnius (the Jerusalem of the North, as it was called). I was very ill … Continue reading

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Ed Stringham is my new hero

This marvelous (I reckon at The New Yorker, that’s ‘marvellous’) passage is from Mary Norris’s Between You & Me: “Ed Stringham, the head of the collating department [you’ll have to read the book to find out what that is], had been at The … Continue reading

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From the bottom of the world

Or close enough! Have just arrived New Zealand to spend a few days with friends. They are going to show me a new part of the world. Cannot wait to see if the water does indeed go down the drain … Continue reading

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