Tag Archives: 9/11

9/11 & Grandparents Day: Choices to Make

It’s National Grandparents Day. It’s also the 15th anniversary of 9/11. And both these days resonate for me. On Sept. 11, 2001, I was teaching 8th grade Language Arts  in South Orange, NJ when the principal made a vague announcement over … 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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Knitting Away the Stress: Not for Women Only

I’ve joined a small group, about six women, who get together to knit, usually on Monday afternoons. Early in the morning, someone will dash off an email offering to host and the others chime in who can come, who can’t. … Continue reading

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Swim, Bike, Run: My First Tri

Imagine a beach party with about 2,000 of your new best girl friends. Women of all ages, complete strangers, wishing each other well, high fiving, hugging, and laughing.  Warming up with zumba and yoga, donning colored swim caps according to … Continue reading

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West Side Story & 9/11: Anniversaries

 There’s a place for us Somewhere a place for us Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere… In 1961, “West Side Story,” the movie based on the Broadway musical, nabbed 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.     … Continue reading

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