New Years Eve


A light in the dark-

A beacon to lead you on-


Greet the Unknown With A Cheer


Pollyanna cheers:

Greet the unknown galantly

On, under water!

After the publication of a best-selling sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up (1915), Eleanor Hodgman Porter became somewhat defensive about the character she’d created. She said: “You know I have been made to suffer from the Pollyanna books. … People have thought that Pollyanna chirped that she was ‘glad’ at everything. … I have never believed that we ought to deny discomfort and pain and evil; I have merely thought that it is far better to ‘greet the unknown with a cheer.’”

Children Without TV #20 Focus

Papa Snowboard Ready

Papa Snowboard Ready

(Like his Papa…)

Oliver finds “ON”
swipes, taps twice, leaps through air, stretch-
es in 3D: grinds!

The grand kids explored my house as they played yesterday.
Counted dragonfly trivets, up to ten.
Inspected how the recliner extended.
How far would the rocker rock?
How many huge teddy bears could one hold while dancing?
Could a child take and hide the other’s toy pony?
It was an explorer’s fun in 3D. They were hero and villain.
No TV required.

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