Monthly Archives: February 2012

—From “The Mama’s Boy Myth” by Kate Stone Lombardi. To be published March 15 by Avery, part of Penguin Group (USA). Copyright © 2012 by Kate Stone Lombardi.

By KATE STONE LOMBARDI My daughter Jeanie and I use Google chat throughout the day to discuss work, what we had for lunch, how we’re avoiding the gym, and emotional issues big and small. We may also catch up by … Continue reading

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Science: It’s Really, Really Hard, And That’s Something To Celebrate

Science: It’s Really, Really Hard, And That’s Something To Celebrate by Adam Frank http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2012/02/14/146857164/science-its-really-really-hard-and-thats-something-to-celebrate?ft=3&f=111787346&sc=nl&cc=es-20120219   It was my high school physics class and I must have been 17, all gangly and goofy, with an embarrassingly ratty “trash stache” (though I … Continue reading

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Of those, 1,700 were first used by Shakespeare.

Among Shakespeare’s greatest contributions to the English language must be the introduction of new vocabulary and phrases which have enriched the language making it more colorful and expressive. Some estimates at the number of words coined by Shakespeare number in … Continue reading

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The Alchemist (novel)

The Alchemist (novel) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For similarly named works, see Alchemist (disambiguation). The Alchemist 1st English edition cover Author(s) Paulo Coelho Original title O Alquimista Country Brazil Language Portuguese Genre(s) Quest, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy Publisher HarperTorch (Eng. … Continue reading

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Why French Parents Are Superior

THE SATURDAY ESSAY FEBRUARY 4, 2012 Why French Parents Are Superior While Americans fret over modern parenthood, the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety. Pamela Druckerman on the Gallic secrets for avoiding tantrums, teaching patience and … Continue reading

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Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more ….

KING HENRY V Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war … Continue reading

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