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Category Archives: Musings
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
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
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
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.
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
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!!!!
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
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
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