Saturday, October 20, 2018
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The Summer Reading Issue I don’t know about you, but no matter what the weather, I love to spend my free time reading and writing. When I was a kid, my mother would spend a good part of the summer trying to pry me away from my books, urging me to “go outside and play.” And play we did: My friends and I played tennis, softball, and swam. We rode our bicycles, and just “hung out.” And of course, I went to camp – my favorite camp years were the two where I went to “horse camp,” where we got to spend a good part of each day learning how to care for... (Read More ...)

As April Ends It’s Time to Use Our “Outside Voices” – We Must Speak Up to Protect Our Rights April is flying by – fast. We’ve already had Passover, Easter, Tax Day and Earth Day. The “next big thing” is the “We Are Women March,” set for this weekend: Saturday, April 28th. If you haven’t yet heard about this event, it will be big: Women everywhere are relocating their voices and marching in every state capital, including DC, displaying their non-partisan unity in an effort to tell our legislators “Enough is enough!” If... (Read More ...)

Cooking Up a Big Batch of Tasty March Madness OK, I’ve always been partial to March for a number of reasons: Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day/Week, high school basketball’s March Madness – and of course, my birthday! This year is even more special, since the weather has been so spectacular! And a little bittersweet, since I’ve crossed the big birthday line – I’m no longer 59! I’ve been doing a lot of baking and creative cookery lately. For example, I made myself a fabulous Boston Cream Pie for my birthday, and perfected a decadent brownie/cheesecake... (Read More ...)

Water Running Downhill!  Words of Empowerment for Women in Midlife Author: Joan Ellen Gage http://waterrunningdownhill.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes Joan Ellen Gage is a self-taught poet and photographer and this short book of her poetry is enhanced by her charming and creative photography. A dental hygienist by training, she says she was inspired to write this book, her first, by her patients, who have shared their stories with her over the years. “Water Running Downhill” urges us to dance to our music now, before all the water ends up at the bottom of the hill and it is too late... (Read More ...)