Monthly Archives: September 2011

Happy 100th Birthday, Aunt Sylvia

Today my Aunt Sylvia is 100 years old.  She’s my Great-aunt, but to us she was Aunt Sylvia. She’s nearly blind, yet still mobile (with assistance) and feisty.   I remember meeting her in New York City to attend ballet matinees … Continue reading

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Banned Book Week: Huck, Jem, Harry, & Tango

What do Huck Finn, Jem Finch, and Harry Potter have in common? They’re three teenage boys in books that have been banned or challenged. It’s Banned Book Week, the American Library Association’s annual recognition of censorship of printed material, particularly … Continue reading

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Yoga at 93! My New Hero!

Cobra, Camel, Cow, Cat, Dog. Lizard, Eagle, Crow, Pigeon. No, I’m not at an animal menagerie. (Downward facing dog: yoga.about.com) Boat, wheel, mermaid, dolphin. No, I’m not a sea world show. Sun salutations, warrior poses- both forceful and peaceful; headstands, shoulder … Continue reading

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Summit’s Sculpture Statuary

I love how public art changes a landscape. Animals scamper around and birds perch on the structures. Pedestrians, from commuters heading to trains to babies pushed in strollers, stop for a few minutes to absorb the work, read about the … Continue reading

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Repost: NBC’s “The Playboy Club”: Comments

https://cyclingrandma.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/ Important history; please share.

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NBC’s “Playboy” Show: Empowering Women? Not!

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”  Gloria Steinem When my eldest son began his freshman year at a liberal arts college, he proudly donned a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: “This … Continue reading

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Announcing: Meira 9/10/11

I just received Jacob’s phone call: With gratitude to the Infinite, We are pleased to announce that Adeena gave birth to a 10lb 7 ounce baby girl, Saturday morning, 9/10/11 at 3:30am. Everyone is healthy.  The baby’s name is Meira. … Continue reading

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Swim, Bike, Run: My First Tri

Imagine a beach party with about 2,000 of your new best girl friends. Women of all ages, complete strangers, wishing each other well, high fiving, hugging, and laughing.  Warming up with zumba and yoga, donning colored swim caps according to … Continue reading

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West Side Story & 9/11: Anniversaries

 There’s a place for us Somewhere a place for us Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere… In 1961, “West Side Story,” the movie based on the Broadway musical, nabbed 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.     … Continue reading

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End of Summer Photos

Left to right: A foggy Labor Day morning at the PA  lake; too dreary to hang around. J & S at a local swimming hole in NJ. Grilled  Zuchinni, Squash and Peppers topped with fresh herbs. Us resting in Lackawaxen, … Continue reading

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