Category Archives: On Writing

On writing and Women’s Equality Day, 8/26

Once again I’ve been reminded why I’m hooked on writing–what a thrill when it flows!!!!! What it took was isolating myself for several days; even today, an absolutely gorgeous day, I’m continuing to writing ’cause it’s so much fun!!!!!!

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Late last night, I printed the first page of chpt 7 (part of my book writing process is: after completing a page of text, I print it out and put it in a three-ring notebook (with a carefully chosen cover … Continue reading

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On Writing

I find it so interesting that I can write something I really like one day, but end up deleting it the next. Why?

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Catching up and Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts

Between my last entry and now, here are some highlights: I finished chpt 6 for Stirring Up The World: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, A Biography of a Friendship; agreed to return to Queens College as a distinguished … Continue reading

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Readers Responses to Thanksgiving: The True Story

Mollie Hoben, co-founder with Glenda Martin, of Minnesota Women’s Press that publishes a bi-weekly newspaper and, my favorite literary magazine, bookwomen (www.womenspress.com), and who leads “Reading-on-the-Road adventures (books@womenspress.com): Congratulations for another great achievement! I enjoyed reading it, and especially liked … Continue reading

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Reader Response to Thanksgiving: The True Story

This response is from Linda Levstik, a professor of social studies at the University of Kentucky, and the author with Keith C. Barton of the excellent book Doing History: Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle School. With her permission, … Continue reading

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Dot from Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II

Teachers who are taking one of the courses I teach at Queens College, read Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II and were delighted to learn that Dot Chastney whose memories I use throughout … Continue reading

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On Words, “Marching Ships,” Writing, Sophie

Linda just appeared (from her office on the second floor down the stairs to mine in the basement) and asked me if I knew the definition of “secular.” Of course, I did, and so did she, as in not being … Continue reading

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On Writing–Eventually you’ve got to start

Start what? Writing! Yesterday I took these pictures of the pingpong table in my basement office (not to worry, I’m not a complete mole, there are windows that face the bird feeders and sunset, although it is chilly!).

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On Writing & Getting Unstuck

Back to blogging after being distracted by Thanksgiving preparations and house guests and then a miserable cold that actually prompted me to cancel classes last week, a first. Happily yesterday I finally got back into writing Elizabeth Cady Stanton and … Continue reading

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