Monthly Archives: December 2012

What will future archeologists say about 2012?

  As 2012 wanes to a close, it’s hard to find a lot of good news. Political fiscal and health care squabbling, violent attacks on women, gun massacres and continued warfare.  Yet, in the midst of all this, I read … Continue reading

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Revisiting Middle-earth: The Hobbit

“Want to see The Hobbit after lunch?” my son Nathan, soon to turn 26 asked his father. They were meeting before the holidays, during the workday. Though each wished they could skip out from their respective offices, each knew he … Continue reading

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Haunted by “Homeland”

  We’ve become addicted to Homeland, Showtime’s award-winning thriller series about Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody’s return to the US after being held captive in Afghanistan for 8 years. Subjected to torture and isolation, he’s having trouble reconnecting with his wife and two … Continue reading

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Tangerine Tango Taste #5: Finding Faith

This is the last glimpse of Tangerine Tango! I hope your curiosity is piqued and you’ve ordered a  few copies! It’s healthy, like tangerines, sweet and sour like many citrus fruits, and proceeds are going to charity! This week I … Continue reading

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Newtown, CT: My Town, Your Town, Our Town

I know Newtown, CT.   I was a reporter for the Danbury News-Times, 1979-1981 and Newtown was my beat. It was my first job out of college. I learned how to write news stories and features, how to work under a … Continue reading

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A Third Birthday & A Haircut: Upsherin!

Today is our eldest grandson’s third birthday. I remember when he was born three years ago; we’d just sat down in a local theater to see a Shakespeare play. I was about to turn off my phone and noticed I’d … Continue reading

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Tangerine Tango Taste #4: Surprises!

Who doesn’t love a surprise? This week’s taste of Tangerine Tango brings stories with surprises.   From Leah R. Singer’s Strangers and Traveling Salespeople (Thanks a lot Walt Disney!) Once upon a time, there was a mother and a daughter who … Continue reading

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Embracing Emerald! Pantone’s 2013 Color!

Move over Tangerine Tango, not the book.  That’s alive and strong. The color steps from the limelight New Year’s Eve when Emerald takes over as the “it” color for 2013. Pantone crowned Emerald,  the new must-have hue, bringing back a … Continue reading

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Cookbook: Middle East Peace via Hummus?

Could hummus be the dip to Middle East peace? Israeli celebrity chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi would like to think so. With the publication of their new cookbook, Jerusalem, they offer recipes that celebrate both Israel’s agricultural bounty and its … Continue reading

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Tangerine Tango Taste #3: The Non-Bloggers & A Giveaway!

This week’s sampling of Tangerine Tango highlights the three writers in the anthology who aren’t bloggers. I hope they’ll consider blogging since their stories are so compelling. First, there’s Barbara Chapman. We went to high school together. Here’s a bit … Continue reading

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