Now the Real Work Begins

When I was in the second grade, I told my mother I wanted to be the first female president. She laughed and said, “You might as well want to become the first female Pope!” I will be 72 in three weeks, so simple math reveals this was long ago, in a galaxy far, far away. […]

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100th Anniversary of the Negro Leagues

If you’ve ever wanted to see Satchel Paige and the other stars from the Negro Leagues, go to the museum in Kansas City that’s celebrating the 100th year of when Rube Foster signed the charter creating the league. Satchel, on the mock “mound” above, stares down a “batter,” surrounded by some of the great bronze […]

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Reflections on a Year as an RRBC Member

Slightly over a year ago, I discovered an incredible group of writers, known as the Rave Reviews Book Club. Little did I know what was in store for me over the past 12 months–either in RRBC or in the world at large. Sure, I’d self-published a book, Empty Seats, about ten months before I found […]

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Book Review

The One Discovered: Chronicles of the Diasodz by Yvette Calleiro I just read Yvette Callerio’s “The One Discovered” along with my 16-year-old great niece, who’s visiting from Atlanta. This is the exact genre she likes, and I encouraged her to read this book as part of a reading list I assembled for her when she […]

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Thoughts after Playing Tennis in the Heat

It’s in the nineties out there here in the great Northeast. I joined three of my tennis buddies at 9 AM ET and played doubles tennis in Schenectady’s Central Park for an hour-and-a-half of leisurely doubles. We’re all of “a certain age,” so we can’t play much longer than that in this heat. Everyone’s cordial, […]

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Welcome to My Blog! Pandemic Thoughts

I’m writing in the middle of a thunderstorm in northeastern New York, waiting for a rainbow in the midst of the clouds. This pandemic has been going on since the beginning of March; I’ve done my radio show live for the entire time. Listeners have been grateful that I’ve been there, as have I. It’s […]

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