Monthly Archives: April 2015

“Tanks by my door” (Baltimore)

I grew up in a little town that bordered Newark, NJ.   If you are old enough, then you know how infamous Newark became in the 60’s. The riots, the burnings, the lootings, the people “corraled” like animals in the … Continue reading

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“That birds would sing and think it were not night” (In homage to William Shakespeare’s Birthday)

“That birds would sing and think it were not night” History tells of the birth and the death of Shakespeare on this day…. Perhaps the birds sang to rejoice in his first breath and sang again to mourn his last. … Continue reading

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“April’s Book Review” Were You Always an Italian?

I recently had my DNA tested.  I grew up believing I was Italian, with possible Greek roots.  This, it turns out, is correct; but the test revealed a journey from various regions of the earth before my ancestors reached the … Continue reading

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“Blurred Lines of the Mind” (Shining Blue today for Autism)

There is a fine line between genius and madness.  When I was a little girl, we lived next door to a genius, truly a genius, a scientist for a very prominent company.  I was too little to understand; I just … Continue reading

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