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Summer Invasions: Cicadas & Geese

My grandson got out the car and covered his ears with his hands. “What’s that noise?” he asked. Then he answered, “I think it’s a monster waking up.” We’ve been reading the myth about Papagayo, the noisy parrot whose raucous … Continue reading

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New York Botanical Gardens: Gardens of the Alhambra

It may have been pouring outside but inside the New York Botanical Garden’s conservatory, it was sunny southern Spain. Poems about nature by Federico Garcia Lorca line the walkways and surrounding gardens. Inside, classical guitar music fills the air as … Continue reading

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What would Anne Frank do?

While the rest of the world is focusing on politicos misbehaving, the economy, Japan’s nuclear fallout, the Arab spring to summer, and numerous natural disasters portending the end of the earth, in Amsterdam, a bunch of people are embroiled in … Continue reading

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