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Social Distancing Diary #3: A Hike & Ice Cream

Our son met us at a local park for a short hike yesterday. My husband remarked that the scene was surreal– on one hand a gorgeous, sunny, warm day; lots of people outside hiking, biking, walking dogs, all keeping distant … Continue reading

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Mom’s Stroke: A Year Later: Knitting Life Lessons

I just ordered an extra ball of lime green chunky weight yarn  for my 89-year-old mother so she could finish a hat. A year ago, I couldn’t imagine I’d be doing that. A year ago, my mother suffered a stroke. … Continue reading

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Home Cooking & Baking: Mostly All From Scratch!

After a week away and a week of eating out too much and eating too much, I’m eager to return to my kitchen and my cooking. Mostly our eating is quite simple, fresh produce, grilled meats and fish, and balanced … Continue reading

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Bare Legs in Winter

Between climate change and overheated buildings, I never know what to wear in winter. Layers help. Still, I err on the side of caution; gloves, scarf, and hat are always part of my daily attire. Since I became a dog … Continue reading

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Books, Movies, Television, & A Play: Women

A theme seems to have emerged from my reading and watching these days: Women. As leaders, as in the films Mary, Queen of Scots and On the Basis of Sex; and television series, Madame Secretary. Repressed women, as in the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday: Frankenstein & Little Women

What writer wouldn’t want to say their book has never been out of print? That their book captivates generation after generation, and continues to inspire countless retellings, radio shows, movies, plays, and cartoons? Two women writers share these distinctions and … Continue reading

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Do Something

Do Something. It’s a mantra that’s been playing inside my head since the 2016 election. Last July, I joined the League of Women Voters, a nearly 100-year-old organization dedicated to preserving our democracy. Inspired by a friend in Connecticut whose chapter teaches … 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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Defying Trump

Here’s the letter I sent today to my Federal, State, county and city elected officials. Feel free to borrow whatever you want. Use this site to find addresses. Some you have to use the contact forms; others you can email … Continue reading

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Women’s March: Next Steps

So we donned pink pussy hats, made posters, and marched. We amassed in numbers beyond expectations and capacity; turning marches into rallies when we couldn’t move another step. So what’s next? People are grappling with what to do, how to … Continue reading

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