Monthly Archives: July 2014

Madeline at 75

It’s a big birthday week. My mother’s 84th  a grandson’s 1st, and Britain’s Prince George also turning one. This year also marks the 75th birthday of a very special little girl, beloved worldwide: Madeline. Immortalized by author/illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans , … Continue reading

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“Break A Leg”

With the opening of my play, The Shabbos List, tomorrow, friends are wishing me “break a leg.” Curious about the origin of the term, I did some Internet browsing. Here’s a summary culled from various sites: The idiom “break a … Continue reading

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Children’s Book: Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?

Where do Diggers Sleep at Night?  I mentioned I’d bought this book for my three- year-old truck -loving grandson to his mother, who replied, “Hmm I’ve always wondered that question.”  Brianna Caplan Sayres‘ charming debut picture book, first published in hardcover in … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Birthday Book

I asked my sister Madeline, bookmaker extraordinaire  to make me something to help remember all the birthdays and anniversaries of the children, their spouses and grandchildren. Give an artist a project and it becomes a mission. Madeline created a work … Continue reading

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