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Entries by Sherman Yellen from 12/2013

American Mirror: Deborah Soloman's Distorting Carnival Glass View of Norman Rockwell

| Posted 12.09.2013 | Books

It is fitting that the cover of this biography shows Rockwell's painting of the town gossips; a group enjoying the relaying of news of a scandalous nature, a painting for which Ms. Solomon might well have modeled.

Thoughts on Leaving 2013 for 2014

| Posted 12.24.2013 | Good News

Dentist at eleven teeth are jumping ship Still, better a broken tooth than a fractured hip Young men have dreams that take them through the day Old me...

Rockwell Family Makes Final Statement on Solomon book

| Posted 12.26.2013 | Books

A recent review in the Oregon press wisely observed that the book is more a reflection on the mind of its author than that of its long dead subject. Here's the Rockwell family statement in response to Garrison Keillor's review.

Mourning a Friend I Never Met

| Posted 12.27.2013 | Good News

She didn't email or have a computer, but she had something better than that for communicating: a generous heart.