RETROSPECTIVE OF TWO YEARS RIDING THE NYC SUBWAY

January 16, 2017
RETROSPECTIVE OF TWO YEARS RIDING THE NYC SUBWAY

My second novel, Pushing Water, will be hitting the market any day now! It’s been a long time coming. There for a while I didn’t think it would ever get finished. But one thing about writing is that if you keep at it, I mean earnestly write your heart out, eventually it gets completed. This...

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CHASING RAINBOWS AND DRINKING CHOCOLATE WINE

November 12, 2016
CHASING RAINBOWS AND DRINKING CHOCOLATE WINE

I’ve been a city dweller for quite a few years. First I lived in Portland, Oregon. Then in the 60’s I moved to San Francisco, where I lived for many years. But for most of my adult life, and what has turned out to be my most informative years, I’ve resided in NYC. I love...

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NEW YORK CITY HALLOWEEN PARADE

November 2, 2016
NEW YORK CITY HALLOWEEN PARADE

It was a gloriously warm and bright autumn Halloween day. It was shirtsleeve weather. I busied myself with knocking things off my todo list. By late afternoon I’d finished a bit of writing, washed the breakfast dishes in the sink and knocked off a few other tasks I’d been putting off since returning from...

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ROCK HUNTING IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON

October 30, 2016
ROCK HUNTING IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON

It was a dreary day. The weatherman said it would rain. But luckily it was only a steady drizzle when we set out on our rock hunting adventure. Snug in heavy rain gear and hiking boots we were ready for our rockhound excursion into the Blue Mountains, an area that is part of the high desert country in eastern Oregon.I...

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THE HAUNTINGS OF VAN CORTLANDT PARK

October 8, 2016
THE HAUNTINGS OF VAN CORTLANDT PARK

I have written an article for the Kings River Life Magazine, THE HAUNTING OF VAN CORTLANDT PARK. Check it out here.

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CINNAMON THE SWEET WOOD

September 10, 2016
CINNAMON THE SWEET WOOD

ARTICLE IN KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE BY MARGARET MENDEL Today cinnamon is considered a common spice. But a long, long time ago the origin of cinnamon was a closely guarded secret and this spice was considered to be as valuable as gold or precious jewels. This spice was so important that the demand for...

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LAST DAYS AT THE BEACH

September 8, 2016
LAST DAYS AT THE BEACH

By MARGARET MENDEL It was finally the end of summer. Well, it was Labor Day weekend, that’s pretty much the end of summer. Though we knew there would still be a few hot and muggy days before we talked about the fall chill in the air. It was still time to take a break...

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