Category Archives: Musings

Grandmothering

Happpiness is grandmothering: I’m reading about dinosaurs with 22 1/2 month old grandtwins: Quinn and Balan, who unexpectedly were born on the same birthday as their dad David, himself a twin!

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!! On a quick trip to the grocery store, I spotted this particularly relevant wreath (one of four identical ones) hanging outside the front window of a pizza store.  My granddaughter Sophie loves peace symbols so I took … Continue reading

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Happy Holiday Season

Happy Holiday Season and a New Year full of peace and kindness . . . . The photo is our twin grandchildren: Quinn wanting everyone to admire the tree. She’s holding her beloved “Monkey.” Balan, as usual, on the run, … Continue reading

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When Women Talk

I’ve been writing about the Frances Wright, Angelina and Sarah Grimke and other 19th century pioneers who bravely forged the way for women to speak in public. Thus when I just took a writing break and discovered this quote by … Continue reading

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RE the photo:  driving to a farm Q & B were happily “chatting” and laughing.  I turned to say something to Linda and caught of glimpse of Quinn’s arm.  “I think they’re holding hands”  Linda looked and sure enough:

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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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