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Submitted by lizabernard on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 5:48am


Every morning as I sip my tea, I scan the Norwich listserv as well as Pomfret’s (where I live). My copy of the Valley News arrives later in the day. 

I have added Rob Gurwitt’s Daybreak to my collection of daily information: “No spin, just news that connects you.” I appreciate the tidbits that Rob offers much more than the scattershot and often snarky and negative Facebook postings. 

depaola drawingAnd each day a Tomie dePaola drawing pops into my inbox. Sometimes the image is humorous; often it marks an author or artist’s birthday. National and religious holidays are noted. Today it was a vintage post from February 4, 2016 - “Thank a Postal Carrier Day.” 

For the first nine days of each month there is a separate email with a simple message of peace. The novena includes the gentle instruction “Think and say the word, or think and say 'Peace.'" The drawing is simple, a leaf or frond for each of the nine days and the word “peace” in a different language.

depaola - paxIn this tumultuous world, I look forward to these missives from Rob and Tomie. What are the recurring bright spots in your reading life? - Liza