Tag Archives: Elizabeth Maginnis

Nothing Will Change if Good People Lose Hope

I’ve stayed silent all these months because the heart went out of me. I lost interest in writing. What difference would it make, I told myself. I can watch MSNBC all day, every day, and nothing will change. Trump will … 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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Yes! Gov. Cuomo Bans Fracking!

On December 17, 2014, New York State officially dashed the hopes of hydrofracking companies looking to tap into the rich natural gas deposits of the Marcellus Shale. Governor Cuomo cited environmental and health concerns as the basis for his decision … 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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Playing School!

I enjoyed the opportunity to play teacher for 50 minutes when I spoke with a group of local fourth-graders about narrative writing on November 19, 2014. We talked not only about dogs and the silly things that dogs do (the … 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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