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Category Archives: Musings
Since I last posted, I’ve given a couple of book talks/lectures, shivered through Sophie’s riding lessons (is it warmer on the back of a horse?), celebrated one of my son’s birthday (& how did they all get to be in … Continue reading
Indulging in my lifelong habit of listening to the Saturday radio broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera. Today is “Rigoletto” by Verdi . . . my basement office has windows, two of which give me a wonderful view of our bird … Continue reading
We’re abuzz with school starting preparation. So when does school start for us? Tomorrow for Linda at Teachers College, Wednesday for me at Queens, next week for David at Ramapo and Sue at New York University and Sophie, in first … Continue reading
It’s been tooo0 hot to do much more than dust and in the process refamiliarize myself with my books which are stacked everywhere. (Even now at 9 pm sweat is dripping down my face as I write in my un-air … Continue reading
This August instead of relocating to our bungalow on the barrier island off the coast of NJ, we’re going back and forth in order to keep up with our work projects, i.e.,Linda’s starting new research projects, etc.; I’m starting a … Continue reading
A lovely coating of snow greeted me this morning–the first day of Spring; happily my snowdrops and crocuses held their blossoms high!
I was just writing chapter 22 of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and listening to a recording of Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E Flat, Op 73 and had to stop–it was soooooo beautiful!
It’s snowing. We’re both home writing–Linda in her second floor office facing the road, me in my basement office. Vaguely I hear Linda’s voice saying something about a car in our front yard. Pulling my mind out of the 19th … Continue reading
Last night, I came home with straw on the back of my black pants & make-up on my face. Why? I was interviewed at a turkey farm in East Windsor, NJ, for a History Channel Holiday Special hosted by Lewis … Continue reading
Yippppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Jonathan took Sophie with him to vote. When we arrived for dinner & election-watching, she exuberantly announced that she voted! “For whom,” I asked–”Obama,” she replied. In my classes at Queens College, CUNY, last night, I was delighted by … Continue reading