Category Archives: Musings

14th Amendment

Very cool!: I’ve been immersed in the 14th Amendment re my current book project so very cool to read this in Justice Kennedy’s majority decision in favor of same-sex couple’s right to marry: “under the Due Process and Equal Protection … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

Taking a break we went to Staten Island yesterday (about a 50 minute drive): visited the Chinese Scholar Garden with its impressive rockery resembling mountains that inspired ancient monks, eight pavilions, a waterfall, Koi-filled, pond, Chinese calligraphy, soaring roof peaks; … Continue reading

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Great Egret

What a treat to see on my book-writing-break walk today–a Great Egret! (A sign that I should take more breaks, perhaps?)  Flat Rock Brook, Englewood, New Jersey

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Mother’s Day

On the eve of mother’s day 2015, I’m thinking with deep love and profound appreciation about my mother Maritza Morgan, an internationally known artist, who also had a 40-year career as a journalist, writer and translator.  I’ve written about her … Continue reading

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Squat

Yesterday, seeing me and 14-month-old Balan talking about my rock garden, Linda marveled at our mutual ability to squat! Quinn just walked right into the garden. 

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Spring

My mother’s waiting-for-spring ritual was to start looking for the first snowdrop, a tiny white flower. She’d start looking as early as in February. I’ve continued her tradition . . . yesterday I found this one under our back porch, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

Today is our first 4-birthday day! Twin grandchildren Quinn and Balan were born a year ago on 2/24/14, the same birthday of our twin sons, their father David and uncle Stephen! Amazing coincidence!  Happy Birthday to the four of you!!!!

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Happy New Year

Woke up reflecting on 2014, the year two more grandchildren joined our family–now 10-month-old Quinn & Balan, (born to one of my twins on his birthday)! The photo is from a celebatory Labor Day weekend with my brother Kip and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Question #2

Thankfulness is the second topic for the questions I asked in Thanksgiving: The True Story, about how to connect Thanksgiving Day to the world outside my dining room table.  My questions are: When are we thankful? Just on Thanksgiving? Just … Continue reading

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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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