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I've been watching the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this week, and it has been terrific television. Given that everything is being done remotely, there have been only a few glitches along the … more
During the pandemic, I have been training for a new job. Exciting, I know. Well, let me tell you how I am honing my skills. Or maybe I should tell you who I'm hoping to work for (fingers crossed!). … more
Documentaries are my favorite film genre and they seem to be everywhere these days, much to my delight. With streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, there are more documentaries on … more
I was sad to see Steve White's farewell column last week. I enjoyed his writing very much and looked forward to reading it. But the life of a columnist is not an easy one. When I began writing … more
One thing I have always loved to do is bake. I can still remember one of my first attempts to make cookies with my cousins next door—Anne Marie and Elaine. We confused baking soda with baking … more
Last weekend one of my lifelong wishes came true. And you know what they say, don't you? Be careful what you wish for. As some of my dear readers may be aware, my family and I love to travel, and … more
I grew up next door to my cousins, and with four of them and five of us, we always had a ready-made gang of playmates. There was a standing Wiffle ball game every night after dinner, with the corner … more
July 4 is the birthday of my star-spangled Aunt Anne. She was born in 1926 to Fred and Nellie Stevens Stabbert, just two weeks before my mother Shirley made her entrance. The family story goes … more
On March 10 of this year, I was giving a reading workshop at an elementary school. While we worked together, teachers were expressing their concerns about this coronavirus that had begun to be on the … more
Okay now, folks, it's been 15 weeks since we started staying in our homes, and it is getting more difficult to remember what life was like before Covid-19. But this new life hasn't been totally … more
These days are not easy. We have had to deal with a pandemic the likes of which we haven't seen for 100 years. Then our lives were upended again after the unjust and violent murder of George Floyd … more
These are dark days in our nation. Over 107,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Unemployment is soaring. Many small and large businesses are struggling during the pandemic and states have been … more
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