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Buy a Book and Help Our Cause

I am co-chairing a refugee resettlement project at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Montclair, New Jersey and am spearheading the fundraising effort. Other churches have told us we need to raise at least $10,000 to help a family in … Continue reading

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As the year closes and the world keeps spinning

Reflection time… Where did the year go? So many moments on which I can look back and cherish from 2014, starting with the lovely group of friends who joined me last New Year’s Eve for a dinner party at my apartment. Is … Continue reading

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More Poems Just Keep Coming

CS Lewis, in his book “Surprised by Joy” identifies the longing that makes us human. That  longing, says he, is proof that God exists. We, at our root, know there is something more than what our senses can perceive, that … Continue reading

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Poetry for Today

Slow Love is a Salt Marsh Nancy Burke   Slow love is a salt marsh, Waving grass and osprey nests. Gulls cry and seize onto pilings that hold back the tide, the roll of sea, and crushing floods. A place … Continue reading

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Not only about Ferguson, is it?

Ferguson Missouri, November 2014 Yup, I’m white. Been white all my life. No kidding. Grew up in the 1960’s, during which I watched JFK, RFK and MLK funerals on television and George Wallace run for office from a wheelchair after … Continue reading

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A Song or a Story?

My Joy of Singing class met for the last time on Monday, last week. I must confess I don’t feel any more confident about my signing ability although I have learned the techniques I must master to create an instrument … Continue reading

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Scarcity, and writing process

For my freshman in College Writing: Intellectual Prose, their first essay assignment is to relate concepts offered by Sendhill Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir to their personal experience completing an assignment at some past time in their educational lives. Scarcity, the … Continue reading

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Issues of the Day

I am very pleased that If I Could Paint the Moon Black is now available to readers. But, I am quite disturbed by the events taking place now in Eastern Europe despite the fact that my book sheds light on … Continue reading

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Books that stay with you forever

Today I was challenged by my sister to list the ten books that stayed with me and influenced me over time. Not the ten books I believe are the best I’ve ever read, just those whose authors crept into my … Continue reading

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Transformation with the Pen

I picked up Thich Nhat Hanh’s Transformation at the Base at my library this week. My motive was partly to research concepts of consciousness and energy for my novel in progress but upon reading it, I brought to it what … Continue reading

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