Tag Archives: Friends


Friendships were important in the lives of all the historic women I’ve written about. Dorothea Dix, fierce advocate for humane treatment of people with mental illness and head of Civil War nurses, wrote in a poem for her lifelong friend … Continue reading

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Women objets d’art

A videographer recently requested a photograph of my books with “objects.”  I was baffled about what to use, until Linda suggested our collection of women objects d’art!  The two reclining women are reading a book and were brought to us … Continue reading

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Terrific girls and Moms and women’s history tour

Last Saturday I led a women’s history tour in New York City with a terrific group of girls and their mothers! I had donated the tour as an item for the auction to raise money for Sophie’s school and the … Continue reading

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“Celebrating Women, Especially Mothers!”

I met a wonderful group of women yesterday when I spoke at the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation’s event, “A Classical English Afternoon Tea with a Splash of Generosity.” Established in 1983, ECF provides free, in-home support for New Jersey’s pediatric cancer … Continue reading

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Serendipitous Meeting and Churro Sheep

During our recent road trip through Wyoming, we serendipitously discovered Polly Hinds, a dynamic used bookseller & sheep rancher who introduced us to the Churro sheep. This morning I happened to hear an NPR piece on the Churro, “Sacred Sheep … Continue reading

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Connections, ECS/SBA

My dear, dear friend Annie Unverzagt & I were roommates in graduate school 44 years ago! We went on to have flip-flop life trajectories: I had children first, then a career; she had a career and then children. We kept … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Rocks!

Last night I wrapped up my teaching career as a Distinguished Lecturer at Queens College, the City University of New York. I was delightedly surprised when Christine Schachter arrived at my Nonfiction Literature class with this very cool & delicious … Continue reading

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What a storm

What a wind & rain storm! Huge trees uprooted all over our town & surrounding area. We were without power for 36 hours, at least. On Friday, the night before it hit, we had Sophie and Linda’s 18-month old granddaughter … Continue reading

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School starts and “booktalks”

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

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“Women Making America”

Check out Women Making America a fabulous new book by my dear friends Heidi Hemming and Julie Hemming Savage. This is a page-turning comprehensive, chocked-full of prints and photographs, clearly and compelling written book–a must have for readers of all … Continue reading

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