Category Archives: Friendship

Ah, Burgundy!

When our friends Kevin and Allan invited us to join them and about 20 other of their close friends to celebrate Kevin’s 60th birthday for a week in Burgundy, France, we didn’t hesitate. They rented two chateaus in the little … Continue reading

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Edna St. Vincent Millay: Happy 125th Birthday!

A couple college friends and I decided to visit the home and gardens of famous poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, in Austerlitz, NY. We were eager to find out whether the rumors we’d heard about her – that she jumped … Continue reading

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Prepping for Passover

In kitchens around the world this week people are planning and preparing for their Passover celebrations starting Friday, April 22. The holiday commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The meal, the Seder, includes the retelling … Continue reading

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Book Talk at Son of A Saint, New Orleans

Monday through Thursday, from 3:30-8 pm, a group of boys, ranging in ages 10-18, find their way to the Son of A Saint clubhouse,in the Mid-City section of New Orleans. They attend different schools; have various interests and economic backgrounds. … Continue reading

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50 Things We’re Grateful For: Bloggers Unite!

My friend Dawn Quyle Landau  invited me to join in this “blog party,” where we write what we’re grateful for. The rules required we set a timer for 10 minutes and then write, and were allowed a little time for … Continue reading

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France, Je T’aime

“We’ll always have Paris,” Rick (Humphrey Bogart) tells a distraught Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) near the end of Casablanca (1942). Ah, Paris. You’re in my heart with so many memories of the city and country now rattled by terrorist attacks. We … Continue reading

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M. Jerry Weiss: Mentor & Friend

If it weren’t for M. Jerry Weiss, young readers may never have heard of Amber Brown.  In 1972, the late Paula Danziger  was Dr. M. Jerry Weiss’ student in an adolescent literature class at Montclair State University. She’d just thrown … Continue reading

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