Tag Archives: Elizabeth Maginnis – freelance writer

Wake Up to Coffee’s Other Benefits

Coffee’s been in the spotlight this week with National Coffee Day on the 29th. Several major chains offered coffee for free or at reduced prices to celebrate. (Warning: Shameless plug coming.) My favorite chain, Tim Hortons (which sells fabulous coffee, … Continue reading

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What Shall I Write About Today?

I have a lot of things on my mind. The train derailment outside of Philadelphia and Congressional Republicans’ failure to see that as a cry for more funding for rail safety. Recent events in Baltimore that brought to the surface … Continue reading

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National Library Week

OK, so I’m late to the party. I just learned that National Library Week ran April 12-18. Oh, well. I was always a late bloomer. Libraries hold a special place in my heart. An avid reader from the time I … Continue reading

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The Powerpuff Girls and Me

Do you know these girls? Initially made famous by Cartoon Network in the late 1990s, they’re adorable little kindergartners with a difference: they’re superheros! Townsville is lucky to have them. So are their human counterparts — kindergarten-age girls who need … Continue reading

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Happy World Book Day!

As a way to mark today, I’d like to share the following websites with children’s book writers and parents of young girls. The first, created by Naomi Burman-Shine, describes Naomi’s inspiration for her rhyming picture book, Stonely’s Pet Dinosaur, and … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama on the Environment

I could not have said this better myself and had to share it. “It is often difficult to judge how our actions and their impact on the environment are likely to affect others. What is clear is that we are … Continue reading

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Rochester NY High School Optics Lab Provides Career Training

Teacher and NYS Certified Optician Logan Newman started an optical program at Rochester, NY’s East High School to teach students how to make eyeglasses. Their patients are their classmates and fellow students, referred to the optics lab by teachers or … Continue reading

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Marketing, Marketing, Marketing

I never imagined I’d get involved in marketing, ever. All manner of sales work horrifies me. Yet, I now devote at least an hour each day either actively marketing, or thinking of ways to actively market, my book. Adrift in … Continue reading

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Finally Good News About Rochester City Schools

The Rochester (New York) City School District has had its share of bad news recently, mainly highlighting poor student performance. I won’t sugar coat the fact that Rochester has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the nation, … Continue reading

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Read to your Children!

I love reading aloud to my young granddaughters. It’s an opportunity to ham things up a bit and practice my presentation skills in case I’m ever called upon to do a book reading. It’s also something a whole lot more: … Continue reading

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