Writers & Painters Unite!

The letters of artist Robert Genn have been coming to my email inbox for about twenty years. When Robert passed, his daughter Sara took over, and is doing fabulously. She often posts his letters as well as hers. Below is one of the Genn letters. They are always...

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Flash Floods

The emergency notice came loud and clear on my cell phone, Flash Flood warning. I didn't have too far to go from the building where I had been at a meeting. My car was innocently waiting for me under the torrents of rain, so I held my so-called raincoat tight, pulled...

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Why Tennis Matters

Tom and I love tennis so much that we were willing to get up at 3:30 in the morning to watch this year’s Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. There’s a sixteen-hour time difference between Melbourne and Connecticut. The afternoon matches...

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A Romantic Summer Read

I was fortunate to receive an ARC of the contemporary romance, Sea Lust by Joy Smith in exchange for a review, and I devoured it in one night. Joy Smith’s writing is dramatic, descriptive and tight. She wastes no words—each one carries the story forward. Marty, aka...

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New York City’s Grid

René Rivera, lives in New York City 2017 It’s easier to determine in Manhattan since all the blocks here are designed on a numbered grid. From Street to street, it’s 20 blocks to a mile. So from say, 40th and 3rd avenue to 60th and 3rd, it’s one single mile. Avenue...

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What’s in the Garden?

Sunlight filled the palace's cavity, shimmereing on the decorative gold moldings. A distant sound, barely perceptible, echoed. Marie Antoinette, in her flimsy nightdress, caught her breath. What could that be? The sound came again. She looked around, she saw no one,...

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Those Bumpy, Tumbly, Cobbly Cobblestones

Women do it in Italy, in France, in Canada and in the USA. In fact, I saw them do it in Portugal last summer. They do it all over the world. Yep. Women walk in high heels on cobblestones. My good friend, Gigi, grew up in Portugal, and her Mama and family are still...

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Revolutionized Boston

It's been two-hundred-and-fifty-five years of ChartHouse's existence in the Gardiner Building on Long Wharf in Boston harbor. It's been one week since Tom and I dined there—and we can't wait to go back. ChartHouse originally served as the office of Thomas Hancock and...

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