Edith’s Vivid Imagination

Edith Wharton had a vivid imagination. As a child, she loved to play a game she called “Making up” which involved  inventing  stories as, book in hand,  she walked around feverishly chanting as if in a trance. This caused her parents much consternation. When friends came to play, she asked her mother to entertain them … More Edith’s Vivid Imagination

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Lovely April

The month of April was one of the best ever. Charley decided that since it was my Birthday, I should have an entire Birthday Month. Now, I’m not big on cards and gifts and parties. I’m extremely pragmatic and he is well-aware of this. When he asked me to marry him, he wanted to buy … More Lovely April

Who Dunnit?

Charley and I decided to escape reality and travel up to the Berkshires for the weekend. We had book business to take care of and I had to shoot some photos for another story in the ZuZu Series – A Christmas Book which I’m planning to launch in the fall of 2017. Charley’s been wanting … More Who Dunnit?

“The Pacas are Coming!” – National Alpaca Farm Days

Well, Talk Like a Pirate Day 2016 is over and we are getting back to some semblance of normalcy,  i.e. using a commonly understood  dialect and not AAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHTICULATING in the little-used (no mystery why), limited pirate vocabulary  that comes out every September 19th around this house. I tried to give myself a  break and recycle … More “The Pacas are Coming!” – National Alpaca Farm Days

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!