Posts Tagged ‘ Margaret Mendel ’

WEEGEE; A BRIEF ANATOMY OF A CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER

WEEGEE; A BRIEF ANATOMY OF A CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER

BY MARGARET MENDEL   It was a warmer than usual November afternoon when I exited the L Train subway station at 1st Ave and 14th Street where I was to meet up with Susan. We planned to walk to China Town where we were going to attend an event sponsored by ICP  (International Center of...

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HERCULANEUM

HERCULANEUM

It’s the last week in October. That means soon there’ll be lots of ghosts and goblins walking the streets begging for sugary treats. The TV stations will replay classic vampire and zombie movies. Some intrepid epicureans will delight in eating marzipan eyeballs. We’ll all have a ghoulishly delightful time. But let me take you...

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A LOVE OF WATER

A LOVE OF WATER

One of the requirements for where I live is that I not be landlocked. I cannot swim. I get nervous when I’m in water above my waist. I’m fearful of snorkeling. I easily get seasick when I’m on a boat. All that considered I really must live within a close proximity to large bodies of water....

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EARLY MORNING WALK

EARLY MORNING WALK

Finally it’s mid March and I think we’ve been released from the ferocious grip of winter. Well, I hope that’s the case. There may be more snow, early spring flurries that will seem tame compared to the storms that we’ve dealt with over the last couple of months. Today the temperatures are delightfully chilly...

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TRAFFIC IN VIETNAM

TRAFFIC IN VIETNAM

Recently I finished writing a novel, PUSHING WATER. The story is based in Vietnam several years before WWII. It’s a murder mystery, but probably it’s more about what was happening during those years. The world was a mess. Japan had invaded China and Hitler was attempting to dominate Europe. I visited Vietnam a few years...

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PHOENIX AT ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

PHOENIX AT ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

Every couple of months I visit The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. It’s the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and a big tourist attraction. If I see a lot of tour buses parked outside, I keep walking and do something else because I like the place when it’s...

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TODAY I AM A GUEST ON TERRY ODELL’S BLOG

TODAY I AM A GUEST ON TERRY ODELL’S BLOG

Today I am a guest on Terry Odell’s blog. If you get a chance stop by to learn a little more about my writing life. It would be great if you left a comment. Click here to read the blog post.  

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MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION

MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION

The other day I visited an historical site, The Morris-Jumel Mansion, the oldest house in Manhattan. I’d like to take you along on my visit and tell you what I learned. In 1765 The New York Mercury, a Sunday weekly newspaper, that boasted of being the first eastern paper to publish Mark Twain, as...

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Today I am a guest on THE CRIME WRITERS’ CHRONICLE

Today I am a guest on THE CRIME WRITERS’ CHRONICLE

Today I am a guest on THE CRIME WRITERS’ CHRONICLE. Please stop by to learn more about Sharon Wolf, the protagonist in my novel FISH KICKER and to get a little more info about me. This post will give you an opportunity to learn how strong female characters come about. If you have a...

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MOUNT ST. HELENS, THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERUPTION

MOUNT ST. HELENS, THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERUPTION

May 18, 2014 was the 34th Anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption. We didn’t realize this when we drove up to the mountain on May 17. It was just a drive into the countryside to take a closer look at what the mountain was like now. I grew up in an area where...

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