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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A COVER REVEAL FOR MY NOVEL “PUSHING WATER”

August 22, 2016
A COVER REVEAL FOR MY NOVEL “PUSHING WATER”

By MARGARET MENDEL Well, today I got the final version of the cover for PUSHING WATER my novel due to be published later this year. There is still the publisher’s galley to read. I’ll use that time to edit a few things that have slipped by unnoticed. But the major work is done. The novel...

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ARTHUR AVENUE IN THE BRONX

August 19, 2016
ARTHUR AVENUE IN THE BRONX

By MARGARET MENDEL One of my favorite places to visit in The Bronx is Arthur Avenue, sometimes known as the other Little Italy of New York City. Last week my friend, Susan, and I hopped on a subway and headed uptown to do a bit of shopping and sightseeing in this neighborhood. We had no idea when we...

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