Month: June 2012

Striking Gold

In Girl Scouts we used to sing:"Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold." (Yes, I was a Girl Scout. I fondly remember my "Flying Up" ceremony in which we went from Brownies to Scouts. We performed a play: I was cast in the role of a lake,...

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Better Late Than Never

Happy to announce the passage of the H.Res. 683 by the United States House of Representatives. Introduced by Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), the resolution is an acknowledgement and regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Full coverage of the House proceedings...

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In Memory of Joe Rosenbaum

Each week I lead a writing workshop under the aegis of the New York Writers Coalition  at the Center for the Independence of the Disabled in New York All of us in the group have either a mental or physical disability, but we...

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This is the first day of the rest of my blog

  Welcome to anyone who wanders in. I am a writer (novel, poetry, memoir, personal essay--oh yeah, blog) and teacher, a Boomer and citizen of the People's Republic of Brooklyn. I'm also someone with a disability and the mother of two biological and one adopted...

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