Monthly Archives: January 2016

“Boston Accent”

T: “Did you see the Boston Accent trailer? It’s hilarious.” Me: “Yeah, I think my favorite is the part about how the characters are always, what, ‘talking about knowing each other’s relatives and inquiring as to their whereabouts.’” T: “Obviously … Continue reading

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Mendez v. Westminster, 1947: “There cannot be justice for one unless there is justice for all.”

Today’s serendipitous MLK reading is the fictionalized-true-story Sylvia and Aki by Winifred Conkling. In 1941, fourth-grader Sylvia Mendez lives on an asparagus farm. Her family is renting the farm from the family of Aki Munemitsu, who have been placed in … Continue reading

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Your interest, your enthusiasm

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about how I read and watch for entertainment. This time of year, you see a lot of complaining about the Oscars, a lot of reading lists, a lot of reading challenges. (Then you … Continue reading

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