Category Archives: Musings
Back from Nova Scotia where I found two terrific landmarks to women: the poet Elizabeth Bishop and folk artists Maud Lewis. Added excitement of whale watching and seeing many humpback whales, including a 6-month old who “played” around the boat!! … Continue reading
Just read the news that President Obama has finally evolved to the point of supporting marriage equality! Congratulations & kudos to him and to all the people, including his daughters & staff members in same sex relationships, who helped him … Continue reading
I just finished a new book talk with a PowerPoint for my presentation in Washington, DC next week at the monthly meeting of the Clearinghouse on Women’s Issue. For this one I wrote eight summaries of the achievements/contributions of Elizabeth … Continue reading
Since I last posted, I’ve given a couple of book talks/lectures, shivered through Sophie’s riding lessons (is it warmer on the back of a horse?), celebrated one of my son’s birthday (& how did they all get to be in … Continue reading
Indulging in my lifelong habit of listening to the Saturday radio broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera. Today is “Rigoletto” by Verdi . . . my basement office has windows, two of which give me a wonderful view of our bird … Continue reading
We’re abuzz with school starting preparation. So when does school start for us? Tomorrow for Linda at Teachers College, Wednesday for me at Queens, next week for David at Ramapo and Sue at New York University and Sophie, in first … Continue reading
It’s been tooo0 hot to do much more than dust and in the process refamiliarize myself with my books which are stacked everywhere. (Even now at 9 pm sweat is dripping down my face as I write in my un-air … Continue reading
This August instead of relocating to our bungalow on the barrier island off the coast of NJ, we’re going back and forth in order to keep up with our work projects, i.e.,Linda’s starting new research projects, etc.; I’m starting a … Continue reading
A lovely coating of snow greeted me this morning–the first day of Spring; happily my snowdrops and crocuses held their blossoms high!
I was just writing chapter 22 of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and listening to a recording of Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E Flat, Op 73 and had to stop–it was soooooo beautiful!