On Bullies

Our constitution affords us certain inalienable rights. It’s ironic to think that during this election cycle, one of the Presidential candidates actually is an alien. I’ve come to expect certain qualities in the people who have been deemed by their parties, to be suitable  potential leaders for this country. Being an Independent, I choose to … More On Bullies


Sharp As Tacks!

I’ve been thinking about last Tuesday and the fun I had reading with third graders in Connecticut. I’m convinced that third graders are the sharpest people on the face of the earth. They are incredibly enthusiastic about everything. Their faces literally shine with unabashed anticipation. They volunteer for anything. They sit on the floor with … More Sharp As Tacks!

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

Skyping With Milanda

Reading with children is one of the best investments anyone can make. The returns are gratifying on so many levels; not the least of which is bonding. Every Saturday morning, I Skype with a friend, Shengdong and his daughter, Biyun Lin. They live in China.  Sometimes, if it is a holiday, his wife Mary will … More Skyping With Milanda

Creating A Berkshire Tale – It’s All ‘Bout da Place

As I mentioned in an earlier post, A Berkshire Tale started out as  a single children’s book. My husband Charley and I enjoyed many memorable afternoons and evenings on the lawn at Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. One evening, listening to the lovely violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter play Mozart, we became enthralled. I decided … More Creating A Berkshire Tale – It’s All ‘Bout da Place