Blog

  • Split Personality

    May 9, 2012

    Some days I am a librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Some days I am an author who visits schools and attempts to pen a few words around midnight when the house is quiet. As a mother, wife, author, librarian, wannabe knitter, pathetic scrapbooker, amateur photographer (the attached photos don’t count…they were ...

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  • The May Days

    May 2, 2012

    What I needed was a little accountability–a wee bit of momentum to light my fire. All I asked for from my Facebook friends was for encouragement to write a page or two every day in May, with the intent of jump starting a middle grade novel. What I received was amazing–a new group. Our members are ...

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  • Hidden Treasures

    April 25, 2012

    Yes, I know. Most people head to Cape Cod or Florida for Spring Break. What did we do? A road trip. All we needed was a Winnebago, but we didn’t have that. We had a minivan packed full with two parents, two grandparents, two kids and a loaf of bread and peanut butter. Still, ...

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  • Library Secrets: Part 1

    April 11, 2012

    I have decided to blog about some library secrets (i.e. helpful tips for your research as a writer, sleuth, wannabe trivia master, and more). To start, I am including my essay about the future of the public library. This is probably not a big secret, or is it? You be the judge. Geckos and the ...

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  • Awakenings Again

    April 3, 2012

    It’s spring again. What can I say? Most winters we wonder if it will ever come. When those first daffodils unfold, something stirs in all of us. Even the most curmudgeonly can’t help it; they have a lighter heart and step. For those of us who have experienced the hard winter of our souls, we ...

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  • Fallen

    December 4, 2011

    Yes. It’s been a while again. I think this is my monthly blog. I had to share about the strange fall we’ve had. Warm now in December. A snow storm before Halloween. All the trees that had fallen are still being trimmed and gathered by the roadsides. It reminded me of a poem with the ...

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  • Epic

    September 16, 2011

    It’s official. Fall is here as of today. This is when we ask each other questions such as where did the time go? Or what was your favorite summer memory? Surprisingly one of my best memories took place at the library. I know. It’s hard to believe. After all I did venture off ...

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  • The Journey

    June 23, 2011

    No big thoughts today, only an inspiring youtube from my lovely friend, Theresa Rizzo. Hope you enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BUJdV9gS0A

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  • You Can Say That Again

    June 16, 2011

    One afternoon in July, my Grandmother and Auntie Babe decided to take me and my cousin, Beth, for a hike up Blue Hills. We were ten or eleven. I’m not sure. It was one of those memorable days, not because of the weather (hot and sticky) or the scenery (I remember watching for rattlers someone ...

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  • The Art of Generosity

    June 1, 2011

    A few weeks ago I was dining at one of our favorite restaurants. Our friendly waiter told us that he was exhausted. His wife’s family had immigrated from Shanghai and he had 17 people living in his tiny house, including one very bossy two-year-old. We marveled at his generous spirit, having put ...

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