Anne's Diary

Diary entries relating to "family"

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I was delighted to learn that Philip Levine will be our new poet laureate--not only because I love his poems, but because I actually got a chance to meet him when a literary group I worked for in San Antonio brought him to the city to speak. His poems are all "blue collar," with metaphors taken from his years working in the auto industry...
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Sunday, September 2, 2007
I got to thinking about ancestors recently. When I lived in New York City, I occasionally dropped into the big public library on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, where I would walk past the Genealogy Room, where people sat behind huge stacks of books, looking up their ancestry. I suspected they wanted to do the job themselves, because when you...
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