Author Archives: Penny Colman

Meet Penny Colman

Tonight I was organizing files on my computer (long overdue task!!) and discovered Meet Penny Colman, a 2011 6-minute video filmed and edited by Vicki Cobb, president of iNK  (Interesting Nonfiction for Kids) Think Tank, a web site with resources galore … Continue reading

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Peaches

Delicious juicy peaches at our local Farmers’ Market this year!!  Wait, I told Linda as she was about to cover this peach and pecan pie that we made for dinner with a friend tonight, I’ve got to take a picture.  … Continue reading

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What Have I Been Up To?

Quick update via a question and answer format to fill in the gap between my 2/15  and 9/3 posts, although I did post on August 26th, Women’s Equality Day: Have you been speaking? Penny:  Yes–13 illustrated programs between then and … Continue reading

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Birthday

Lucky and happy me! I had two birthday celebrations this year with all three of my sons and their families, including 10-year-old Sophie & 6-month-old Balan and Quinn! First the weekend with my brother Kip (his b-day is two days … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

August 26th!! It’s Women’s Equality Day established by Congress to celebrate the day in 1920 when the the Nineteenth Amendment was certified. The long, hard struggle against enormous resistance was over; women had won the right to vote!! The photo … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, so Happy Birthday to Susan B! “I wonder,” she once wrote to a young women, “if when I am under the sod–or cremated and floating in the air–I shall have to … Continue reading

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A Pete Seeger Story

A Peter Seeger story: Wow! I exclaimed when I read Robert Shlasko’s letter to the editor in today’s “New York Times.”  A student at Brooklyn College in 1950, Shlasko attended a rehearsal led by Pete Seeger, who died this week.   … Continue reading

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Pioneering Woman Scientist

“My idea is that the American man gives over to the woman all the things he is profoundly disinterested in, and keeps business and politics to himself.” Alice Hamilton made that observation when she was in her sixties, after a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Elizabeth Cady Stanton recalled in her “Reminiscences”  what she and her sisters would find in their stockings that “were pinned on a broomstick, laid across two chairs in front of our fireplace . . . .a little paper … Continue reading

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Jingle Bells

“Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle prejudice away . . . .A “Sing-In” was held by the National Organization for Women in San Francisco on 12/19/1968 to protest two newspapers that continued to run two columns–”male” & “female” for “help wanted” … Continue reading

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