Category Archives: About the book

A Boat Load of Memories

As a tribute to my husband and his side of the family, I feature his story called “The Little Outboard” which is has been passed down from one generation to another. The Little Outboard Like many things, outboard motors have … Continue reading

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Free German University Study for American Students

It’s that time of the year in our American school district for 6th graders and their parents to make decisions regarding which world language to study. I would like to offer reasons to study German. The emphasis these days is … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Taking Time for Others

As I prepare to return to teaching after time off for surgery, I am reminded of the contrast of today’s digital society and days past before we had all the gadgets. We actually had time for conversations with others, uninterrupted … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Reminiscences

Windswept landscapes abound in Central New York and in Colorado. I am reminded of zigzagging tumbleweeds choking driveways and highways in the West while here in Upstate New York, we prepare for winter’s harsh onslaught of weather. The last place … Continue reading

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Nursing – a Family Tradition

In my book, A Past Worth Telling, I mention my mother who became an RN in Boston where she and my father met at a Boston University dance. One of my opening poems, “It was Complicated,” recounts the story of … Continue reading

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Last Glimpses…

The wind blows the last remnants of summer away. Most of the leaves have blown off the trees. They swirl about in doorways and in every nook and cranny. As I stepped outside this morning into the crisp air and … Continue reading

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