From the Hebrew Scriptures I have been reading the Book of Proverbs lately, more so than since my childhood. The Proverbs, credited largely to King Solomon of ancient times, were often assigned as bed-time reading for me and my siblings. Returning to them now, returns me to my youth and some of the basic lessons […]
Honest words have a sticking power that eludes the language of flowery coverup.
Maurice Sendak, the late writer and illustrator of “Where the Wild Things Are,” often received mail from children who read his books. He attempted to personally thank each child by returning a quick note. Once a boy, named Jim, sent Sendak a card with a cute drawing of his own on it. Sendak loved it […]