Category Archives: Musings

Update

For those of you who followed my Sophie & Sophie/Grammy Day posts, (search “Sophie”) here is a photographic update:  Sophie, age 13, with her parents, Jonathan and Katrin, June 22, 21017, the day she graduated from 8th grade.

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Marie White’s Bearded Irises

Many, many years ago an older woman, an artist, lived across the street from me. We never really talked, just smiled and waved. Then one day she moved away to a nursing home. A year or so later, she called … Continue reading

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The eyes and ears of the people . . .

I’m a longtime member of the Authors Guild, the oldest and largest professional organization for writers in America.  Pearl S. Buck, whose biography I have on my to-write -list, was once the president, as was Madeleine L’Engle.  The current president … Continue reading

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Take Action

Paul Ryan’s office is conducting a phone poll, hoping to hear overwhelming opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Here’s how you can participate to make him know that there is OVERWHELMING SUPPORT for the Affordable Care Act.  I just called … Continue reading

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We’re all immigrants

Knowing that Linda can still recite the words of Emma Lazarus’s poem with its iconic words “Give me your tired, your poor,/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,/ . . .”, this morning I asked her when she learned it: … Continue reading

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A Sweet Gift

For years, Linda and I have bought  our Christmas tree today from a guy who is a teacher.  We bond on the teacher connection. In the past he was selling with a teacher buddy. This year he was selling with … Continue reading

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Today

Today is the Winter Solstice, a day we always celebrate: Over the years we’ve held a variety of celebrations. This year will be a quiet one: We’ll note the change of the seasons, take a walk to watch the sunset, … Continue reading

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A Holiday Letter

The photograph was taken on Dec. 11, 2016 at our family birthday party for our oldest granddaughter, Sophie, who turned 13 on the 8th. These are our youngest grandchildren, twins Quinn and Balan, 2 ¾ years old, who were born … Continue reading

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Gaslighting

FYI: Early this morning, while reading the editorial page of The New York Times I learned a new definition for an old word – gaslighting. “Lots of adults started paying attention to Teen Vogue recently. It started with an opinion … Continue reading

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Resisting!

I just got an email from the Southern Poverty Law Center with a link to a Google document “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.” https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6hA9HMyhEeLSVhWTWR1QnI2RHM/view

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