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Today in History: Mary Swartz Rose Is Born 

In an article entitled, "Belief in Magic", Mary Swartz Rose opens with a description of the mystical Vale of Avalon, ancient abbeys, and wonder-working relics. She ponders a recently-built cathedral (Riverside, 1930) overlooking the Hudson, as she references Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick's assertion of "law-abiding world," despite our common belief in "magical faith", and then …

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Pancakes, pancakes! 

Title: Pancakes, pancakes! Author: Eric Carle Production: Saxonville, MA : Picture Book Studio, c1990 Check It OutPZ7.C21476 Pan 1990 From the Publisher: The barnyard rooster crows and Jack wakes up — hungry, of course! What does he want for breakfast? A big pancake! But first, Jack's mother needs flour from the mill, an egg from the black hen, milk from the spotted …

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What To Eat? 

I admit I am one of the many people who have recently jumped on the Michael Pollan bandwagon.  Before discovering his work, I didn’t give much thought to the concepts of Organic, Locally Grown, Conventionally Grown, Farm Raised, Certified Humane, and, well, you get the point I think. But after discovering his work, I stumbled …

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Food in American Schools 

Have you ever walked through a school cafeteria at lunch time? Or do you remember those days from when you were a student in a cafeteria? Having not grown up in the States, I have nothing to compare school lunch of recent years to, but from what I have seen in the past few years …

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