Category Archives: My Book

Skip the Boring if You Want

I was recently lent a book to read by a friend who thought I would enjoy it because it was set in Moscow. It was 466 pages, so it was going to be quite the commitment to read, but I … Continue reading

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All the News That’s Fit to Find

This week I decided to change my subscription to newspapers.com so that I could increase my access to now just under 5000 newspapers spanning a time period from the 1700s until today. Since then, I have been having a grand … Continue reading

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Don’t Wait to Have that Chat

How I wish I had been more interested in my father’s past when he was younger. There are so many unanswered questions that are forever lost, and so many pieces to the puzzle which contradict one another. What I know … Continue reading

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They Did What They Had to Do

Being a parent is a job of overwhelming responsibility, which hits you like a ton of bricks the first time you hold that tiny helpless life in your arms and realize that he or she is totally dependent on you. … Continue reading

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I Underestimated the Horror

Although I planned on no further posts for a few weeks, I am too excited to wait. I recently found an article which was posted in the Bridgewater, New Jersey Courier News on July 12, 1945—just five days after my … Continue reading

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Whee! I Got Invited!

It’s time for the report on my first attendance at a literary festival from the other side of the table—as an invited writer! I admit now that I was more excited than nervous and quite surprised and flattered to have … Continue reading

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Breathe In Breathe Out

It’s now three days until my big debut at the Deckle Edge book festival Local Author Showcase.  It will be a mixture of newcomers like me as well as seasoned veterans such as Cokie Roberts, who received a “Living Legend … Continue reading

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