Category Archives: news

Social Distancing #8: Be a Mask Monitor

I’ve become that woman. The one who when seeing someone not wearing a mask while shopping, will call you out on it. I take my cue from Dr. Laura Popper, a  Manhattan pediatrician, who posted photos of maskless New Yorkers, … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter: Stand Up!

I grieve for the black lives lost to police brutality. I seethe about the disparity in loss of black lives to Covid-19 compared to everyone else. I loathe income inequality and lack of educational opportunity. I can’t imagine the fear … Continue reading

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Knitting as Protest

Frustrated with the delays in her daily train commute, Claudia Weber, an office clerk at a travel agency, returned home each evening and knit. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/world/europe/germany-train-delay-scarf.html And knit and knit and knit, each row representing the time lost on her way … Continue reading

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Gun Control: WHEN?

I’ve been fortunate to have worked in two professions: journalism and education. As a newspaper reporter in Danbury, CT, I covered local government: everything from elections to zoning meetings. I attended lengthy Board of Education meetings and would return to … Continue reading

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Facing History: Removing Statues

A statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims (1813-1883) was removed from New York City’s Central Park yesterday, after holding court for 84 years. Sims, dubbed “the father of gynecology,” performed surgical experiments on female slaves without anesthesia. His statue will … Continue reading

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Unfriend Facebook?

In February I posted on Facebook that I was seriously considering pulling my pages. Disgusted with the reports of election hacking made more accessible via Facebook I felt enough was enough. Facebook friends encouraged me to stay. After all, it’s … Continue reading

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OUTAGE OUTRAGE

  Thundersnow?? Snow Bomb? We’ve had our share of winter extremes, the most recent, Winter Storm Quinn,  this past Wednesday, March 7. Just last Friday, March 2, we had an unnamed nor’easter. I was expecting friends for dinner and all … Continue reading

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NYC Women’s March

Yesterday I joined thousands of others- women, men, families, children and dogs in New York City for the Women’s March. As soon as my friends and I left the train station, we felt the energy of the march. We walked … Continue reading

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Pantone Green & A Giveaway

It’s that time of year again. Yes, holidays of course. But I’m referring to Pantone, the color mavens who select a particular hue for the world to embrace, sending the fashion world into a frenzy to create items in the new … Continue reading

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Hillary: Play that Woman Card!

Donald Trump did Hillary Clinton a favor yesterday when he accused the former Secretary of State, NY Senator, First Lady, Yale Law School graduate, Wellesley College graduate, and perpetual campaigner for children worldwide as playing the “woman card.” Her response, … Continue reading

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