Meeting a poet

Book: Emily, Michael Bedard, Barbara Cooney We are reading a book on Emily Dickinson by Michael Bedard. Little girl and dad reproduced the lovely cover on the easel with watercolor pencils. Barbara Cooney has created the dreamy illustrations for the story.  In school I remember coming across the poem: Because I could not stop for … Continue reading Meeting a poet

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Little girls and body image

Growing up I was not much worried about my appearance, I suppose children had no respite from running around and climbing up until dusk to think about such matters. Well, my height, yes I have agonized about it at odd moments. But overall it was all no bother. So now it is so disconcerting to … Continue reading Little girls and body image