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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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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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Reacquainting Myself with an Old Friend

I took violin lessons at the Eastman School of Music Community Music School in the late 1990s. I still have my violin but laid it aside for several years when life interfered with my musical pursuits. Until this past fall, … Continue reading

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Winter Has Its Subtle Graces

The view outside my window this morning has a very New York feel to it. Even though we don’t live in a neighborhood of brownstones, I can imagine I do, looking out at the snow-covered trees and yards dominated by … Continue reading

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A Victory for Clean Water

At least for now. My local paper reported this morning that the New York State Assembly has voted in a bill placing a 2-year moratorium on hydrofracking the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations to allow officials enough time to study … Continue reading

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Conscious Capitalism

Two things wake me up on a workday morning: a good cup of coffee and MSNBC’s Morning Joe news program. Today was no exception. I had never heard the term “conscious capitalism” before this morning’s show. The hosts interviewed Whole … Continue reading

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Have We Forgotten our Relationship with Nature?

Traditional societies have long harmonized their lives with the patterns and processes of Nature, building a spiritual relationship with the Earth that acknowledges the interconnectedness of all things. Nothing exists in a vacuum, after all. We in the commercialized world … Continue reading

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