On Anniversaries and Other Life Adventures

Today, August 20th, Charley and I are celebrating our  Wedding Anniversary. He’s gone grocery shopping because he’s planning to make me my favorite meal; the first one he ever cooked for me when we were first dating – blue cheese asparagus chicken with rice and an angel food cake with chocolate frosting for dessert. Tonight … More On Anniversaries and Other Life Adventures

Daylilies

  Charley and I spent the last few days in the Berkshires marketing my latest book, The Pacas Are Coming! ZuZu and the Crias and delivering more copies of  A Berkshire Tale to the vendors. The Berkshire Botanical Garden is one of those lovely places which carries my books and it is the setting in A Berkshire Tale for the … More Daylilies

It Takes a Village

I love living in a small town. Familiar faces are always around the corner, in the supermarket, the restaurants, the hardware store, the pharmacy. I enjoy stopping to have a conversation with a friend I just happen to meet while doing errands. Years ago, while I was studying  at the University, I decided this was … More It Takes a Village

Mystic Seaport Part II – Special Exhibits

On a cloudy, gray Saturday in early December, Charley and I met up with our fellow Skyscrapers at Mystic Seaport. The Seaport has a planetarium.  Of particular interest to our group was a special exhibition housed in the R.J. Schaefer Building entitled “Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude”.  From September 19, 2015 to … More Mystic Seaport Part II – Special Exhibits

Mystic Seaport – America’s Leading Maritime Museum Part I

Since the 1600’s Mystic, Connecticut has been renowned for the craft of shipbuilding.  People from all over the world visit this historic area. Today, Mystic Seaport is America’s leading maritime museum. In the Henry B. Dupont Preservation Shipyard ships are still being built and restored. You can see an example of  a 19th-Century fishing schooner, … More Mystic Seaport – America’s Leading Maritime Museum Part I