Tag Archives: Charlotte’s Web

Crickets

My daughter’s pinpointed the difference between her two tiger cats: Acer has an imaginative life keeping him busy — he’s a mighty African lion, a belly-crawling spy, a baby who must be carried up the stairs — while Tar is … Continue reading

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Look for the Humble

Recently, my younger daughter told me the word humble saved Wilbur’s life. Shouldn’t I know the ins and outs of Charlotte’s Web by now? While I’m no kiddie lit devotee, this is one of my most favorite books, ever. But this single word, … Continue reading

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Ode to Wilbur’s Companion

Oh, pork.  While I spend a great deal of time in the world of words, I also spend an enormous amount of my hours in the world of food.  My daughters often ask, What’s for dinner? and, annoyingly no doubt, … Continue reading

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Of the Green Light and One Pig

My younger daughter had a concert at her elementary school tonight, and I made the older daughter attend, too, which made her complain, as she has pages upon pages of The Great Gatsby to read.  How could I argue against reading Gatsby, one … Continue reading

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