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Sophie

Sophie turned 9 yesterday!!!  The day before I did an assembly for the three fourth grade classes, including Sophie’s at p.s. 334. This morning I drove to Randall’s Island in New York City to cheer her on in the 5k … Continue reading

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1/2 a ping pong table

Yesterday Sophie, who was here for the day, asked me to play ping pong. Typically I’m willing to move my piles of work off the table that is in my basement office.  However my work wasn’t the only stuff on … Continue reading

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Trial Ride with Sophie and Happy Birthday Frances Perkins

I’m going on a trail ride with my granddaughter Sophie (she’s on Spring break) tomorrow, April 10th, and you can be sure, I’ll remember to tell her that it’s the birthday of Frances Perkins, the first woman in the U.S … Continue reading

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A Skinned Knee

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

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Triangle Factory Fire

Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Factory fire in which 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women died.  It was a pivotal event for Frances Perkins, who witnessed the event.  Appointed the chief investigator for the commission that investigated … Continue reading

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Orchid Show

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Opera and Birds

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

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Sophie’s School

Stephanie Leung, Sophie’s wonderful first grade teacher, emailed me photographs she took during my recent author visit to P.S. 334 in New York City. Sophie & her classmates are already serious and skilled writers.

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“Who Writes?”

Today, I had fun doing an Author Visit with Sophie’s first grade class at PS 334, The Anderson School in New York City. I showed a PowerPoint about how I write both fiction and nonfiction stories. The kids were delighted … Continue reading

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Snowing

Tonight I called Sophie to compare notes on the snowstorm & she asked if I had “done the thing with the cardboard,” i.e., try to see a snow crystal (there’s an earlier post about that). I had tried earlier but … Continue reading

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