Monthly Archives: April 2019

Pink Snow

Here in my hometown of Montclair, NJ, spring has burst into full bloom almost overnight. Forsythia bushes, dogwood trees, azaleas – all bright and beautiful in their yellow, pink, white, scarlet and magenta party dresses. Lovely! On a morning walk … Continue reading

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Masterful Musings

“All of us contain music and truth.”    Mark Twain What an excellent literary adventure! Undaunted by rain, my dear friend Ann and I took a trip to Mark Twain’s home in Hartford. Sprawling and Victorian, this house was Twain’s family … Continue reading

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One Poem

“Good writing consists of trying to use ordinary words to achieve extraordinary results.” James Michener Ordinary words achieving extraordinary results: What better example can there be than Trees by Alfred Joyce Kilmer? Since today is Arbor Day, let’s spend today … Continue reading

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Song Story

Sometimes a story you come across just takes your breath away, it’s so inspiring. This is how I felt when I found out when I read the story behind the Grammy-award winning song, “From a Distance” as told by the … Continue reading

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Shared Wisdom

“My fondest wish when I was growing up was to work in books.”    Lorraine Ash If there’s a Renaissance woman and writer around, it’s Lorraine Ash. Journalist, author, ghost writer, book coach and publisher, Lorraine does it all. It’s always … Continue reading

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Blushing Bard

Advertising. Bloodstained. Cold-blooded. Fashionable. Hobnob. Moonbeam. New-fangled. Puking. Swagger. Worthless. Zany. Words coined by Shakespeare It’s been more than 450 years since Shakespeare put pen to paper and in honor of the day that his birth is celebrated, April 23rd, … Continue reading

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“Be Gentle”

“In nature, nothing exists alone.”   Rachel Carson “Be gentle with the earth.”   The Dalai Lama Today, Aril 22, is Earth Day 2019. Let’s celebrate the earth’s fragile beauty together: God’s World Edna St. Vincent Millay “O world, I cannot hold … Continue reading

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