Great teachers. Teenage boys. The Gettysburg Address.  A box of Kleenex. Watch The Address, a new film by Ken Burns.

Endurance. Fidelity. Intelligence. Garter Stitch.

Endurance. Fidelity. Intelligence. Garter Stitch.

Dear Ann, Balto is one of the most beloved statues in Central Park. Balto was the lead dog of the last of several teams of mushers and sled dogs who relayed diptheria antitoxin to save children in Nome, Alaska, in the winter of 1925. They made the journey with desperate speed and in appalling weather. The story of Balto is here. (I like the part about how “the serum was packed in a cylinder, wrapped in an insulating quilt, and then...

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