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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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Friends: Helen Hunt Jackson and Emily Dickinson

A popular poet, fiction writer, and essayist, Helen Hunt Jackson was a prominent and indomitably outspoken advocate for the rights of Native American people. She produced a barrage of words–letters, speeches, articles, essays, and two important books: “A Century of … Continue reading

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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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