Monthly Archives: December 2012


An Austrian Großvater — dressed in snow boots, heavy socks, knee breeches, corduroy vest, buttoned coat, and felted hat — ladles hay with the sort of unhurried cheerfulness that suits his decades of farm life and contrasts with the impatience of fourteen woolly … Continue reading

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Weihnachtszeit in Wien (Christmastime in Vienna)

The living room is full — friends and acquaintances from Hungary, Latvia, Russia, Iran, Austria, the U.S., England, Korea.  Christmas carols and a variety of musical performances (flute, piano, cello, violin, voice) mingle with conversation, laughter, and a hearty attempt to do justice … Continue reading

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“Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!”   Nothing like nonsensical genius to spice up English class!  Assignment: Bring in a favorite poem to share.  After several … Continue reading

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