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Lunar New Year—Year of the Horse

I always look forward to new stamps issued by the US Postal Service.  My favorite times to seek out new stamps are in November for Christmas and then in January for the Chinese Lunar New Year. I’ve been known to buy a whole sheet of them and then not even use them on envelopes as [Read more...]
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One Family’s Advent Wreath

Although my children are adults and out in the world, I’ve continued our family observance of an Advent wreath in December. Some years I have used four candlesticks and other years I’ve used a ring—a circular base with four built-in holders for the candles. My latest Advent wreath is a blue ceramic ring. Since it [Read more...]
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Advent in a Waldorf Classroom

We are now in the season of Advent. The following scanned article is from our book,  Waldorf Education: A Family Guide and located in the Celebrations section and written by a former member of the faculty at Marin Waldorf School. San Rafael, CA              
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All Hallows’ Even: From Samhain to Halloween

Halloween is the one festival with perhaps more ancient beginnings than any other holiday. Few of these origins are known commonly with the result that for many, Halloween has lost any serious meaning. A look at its origins might help us place this festival in perspective both in our hearts and in our calendars. The [Read more...]
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Book Review: “The Nature Connection”

The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year, the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change. —E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web   I’m starting this entry in mid-August outdoors in my garden. Here in New England, the hot [Read more...]
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Let Me Tell You More—

Today—during these last weeks of summer—I’m finally starting a new series of blogs about some of the books and authors Karen Latimer and I chose to include in our Make Way for Reading: Great Books for Kindergarten Through Grade 8.  My intention is to do this weekly, but I may be inspired and write this [Read more...]
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Volume Discounts

Parent education is the 2nd most important job in a school—  We give an EXTRA “Enrollment Discount” to the many schools which provide one or more of our titles to: Newly-enrolling families, Parent/child class, Grade 8, etc. Click on Back-to-SchoolDiscount2013 to view the discounts. Please call us directly to place your order: +978-388-7066. Leave a message if we’re [Read more...]
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The Solstice, Fireflies and St. John’s Tide

Celebrating The Light           A month prior to becoming Director of Community Development at the Waldorf School of Princeton (NJ) in 1993, my husband, youngest daughter, and I flew to Princeton to meet the faculty, visit the surrounding towns, and rent a place which would be our new home. It was [Read more...]
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Hometown Featured in Boston Globe

It’s not often the Boston Globe has a column about one’s hometown—these correspondents featured it the travel section—yes, it’s a gem of a 340+ year-old town.  A TANK AWAY Hats off to the little river city of Amesbury  By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright Globe correspondents      June 11, 2013 Located on the banks of [Read more...]
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Do You Love Your Teacher?

Today I heard one boy’s answer— When I left New Jersey, leaving behind my work as the Director of Community Development at the Princeton Waldorf School in 1995, I didn’t know that when I settled in my hometown in northeast Massachusetts, I would learn of a group trying to start a Waldorf school in Portsmouth, [Read more...]
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