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Covid Swimming: Not my Mother’s Class

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On the Trail of the Ancestors: Excerpt Two: The Black Abolitionists

Originally posted on cyclingrandma:
  This week’s excerpt from On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America  comes from Ch. 6, Meeting the Black Abolitionists and brings us to Philadelphia.  …Grateful for the tree canopy on the unusually warm day,…

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Reflections on January 6th, 2021: Hope

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Joey & Kamala: Picture Books for Everyone

Originally posted on LisaKWinkler:
When my children were in elementary school, I volunteered in the school library and was lucky to work with Arlene Lambert, the librarian. She called picture books, “Everyone Books.” I was studying for my Masters in…

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Losing Mom

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Finding Peace

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Goodbye, Hello. New Blog!

Dear Readers, After 8 years blogging as cyclingrandma, I’ve decided to change my blog name and look. I’m of course still a grandmother, (of 10!) but don’t cycle nearly as much as before. Adopting a dog two years ago (link) … Continue reading

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Covid DeCluttering: Cookie Jar?

Like many during the past several months, I’ve managed to unload a few unused, not needed items. An enormous pot I used to make marmalade. Another one for chili. A glass trifle bowl. Some yarn and needles. I could easily … 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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