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Our Children are Born in Another Time

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” This may be a Jewish proverb, although its provenance is uncertain. In any case, it’s a reminder that while young people still have much to...

Walk in a Crocodile

Did you ever walk in a crocodile? In Britain, a crocodile can be “a group of children walking two by two in a long file.” The phrase came up in an interview with the stylist Vidal Sassoon, who, as a child in London walked in a crocodile...

red-diaper baby

red-diaper baby  n.— «As a red-diaper baby, a Jewish kid with left-wing, atheist parents, I was, of course, friendly with my few red-diaper brethren in the projects.» —“The Wanderer” by Janice Eidus New York...