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Traveling and Keeping Up with Writing

I recently returned from a fabulous trip to Ireland and England.  I didn’t manage to get to Scotland (land of my birth), but maybe next time.  Our group of teachers and librarians focused on literature—children’s literature in particular—although we managed … Continue reading

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Right/Wrong Way to Read a Book

From the New York Times, Sept. 27, 2016–an interesting perspective on reading.  Potentially useful for classes on information literacy or reading comprehension.

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The Argon Factor: Book 1, by Heather Harlow

Plot Summary: Susan Caldwell is one of GTS’s Security Development and Design Managers.  She’s new to Boston and this company and was hoping to get a new start, leaving her old life and distrust of men behind.  But now, her life … Continue reading

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Book Tour for Catherine MacDonald’s Romancing the Vines

ROMANCING THE VINES By Catherine MacDonald Francesca Bernard is a vintner in the Sonoma Valley who just can’t seem to perfect her wine, her finances, and her love life. She finds herself torn between the man she lives with and … Continue reading

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The Gift of Feedback

Recently, I’ve been fortunate to receive feedback on a number of pieces of my work.  This is such a gift.  You can write and write and write, but, eventually, you need other eyes to see what you can’t see because … Continue reading

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Being on Radio

Today, Thursday, February 26, I am privileged to be interviewed on blogtalkradio.  BlogTalkRadio allows users to create free online radio stations and listen to thousands of original internet radio shows. My host is Renee Hand (picture at left) and her show … Continue reading

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Widows are Never Alone

I’ve been widowed almost 15 years now and one thing I’ve learned along the way is that I am not alone.  We all know that women are widowed more often than men, but I didn’t know how much until about … Continue reading

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Clouds, Sun, and Leaves

If I were still living in Michigan, I suspect life would be in the process of “graying.”  Living near the Great Lakes adds new meaning to the sound “gray” in “Great” Lakes.  Days of gray clouds can go by.  I … Continue reading

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Warren Hall may now look like a mini-version of 9/11, but let it not be said that Cal State East Bay doesn’t take advantage of entrepreneurial marketing opportunities.  According to Monique Beeler on August 20, 2013 (Keepsake boxes let Pioneers … Continue reading

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Warren Hall

The end of an icon came today.  Warren Hall on the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus wasn’t a great building, but it was a tall one–13 stories–and the focal point of the Hayward campus.  Today, at 9 a.m., it … Continue reading

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