Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Gold Award, An 84th Birthday & A Petition

My niece Ruby, received her Gold Award this week. The highest award in Girl Scouts, she earned the required number of merit badges, logged countless community service hours, hiked and camped in all kinds of weather, sold boxes and boxes … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday!

Today my blog turns 1 year!   From my first post to now, it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve written 126 posts, acquired 103 followers – and they’re not just family and friends I cajoled to join in the … Continue reading

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The High Line in Spring & Doo Wop with The Debonairs

    I was last on the High Line in October. It’s great enjoying it as the seasons change.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

It’s Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, created by the state of Israel to remember the Holocaust and the six million Jews who perished. It falls on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. For the remaining survivors, I’m sure they … Continue reading

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Kluge’s Master Blaster: A Saipan Serenade

“It all starts with a place. Where I’ve been is what 
I write about.” P.F. Kluge’s quote headlines his website.  And place is the main character in his latest novel, The Master Blaster. I breezed through; its pacing as swift … Continue reading

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Pets & Kids: New Studies!

My son Nathan is away this week, spending the Passover holiday with his wife and son at his in-laws in Atlanta. I called him yesterday to remind him about Willy’s birthday. Our beloved yellow Labrador died three years ago at … Continue reading

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Word Play & A Contest!

Early am email exchange with Marina (my designer/editor/friend in New Delphi, India) : SMB:  What is TC? Is that Total Cost, Therapeutic Community or Tropical Cyclone? (Acronym finder only makes it worse 🙂 ) LW: Funny.. table of contents. Now … Continue reading

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Remembering Blue Laws: A Barmaid’s Arrest

It’s Good Friday. Other than knowing that it ushered in Easter when I attended sunrise sermons and brunches with friends, I hadn’t given much thought to the day.  (See Ash Wednesday post) Until I worked as a reporter for The … Continue reading

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Happy 58th Anniversary, mom & dad!

Today my parents celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary. For their 50th, we had a small family party and wrote some poems. Here’s a brief excerpt: April 4th 1954 Ike was president, our nation was at war But this couple – … Continue reading

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Children & Self-Publishing: Why Not?

Dear Sirs: Enclosed please find my diary. I can’t give you my return address as I’m in hiding with my family. If you chose to publish this please don’t tell anyone who I am. Sincerely yours, Anne Imagine if Anne … Continue reading

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