May 17th, 2019

Zoo Morning

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March 13th, 2019

What Every Girl Should Know

If there is a YA child, neighbor, or friend in your life, here is a book for their gift list. At Politics and Prose Bookstore, author J. Albert Mann spoke with author Mary Quattlebaum about What Every Girl Should Know, Mann’s new historical novel featuring the adolescent Margaret Sanger (reminder: Sanger was an early advocate of birth control and women’s rights). Young Margaret sounds as spunky, tenacious, and funny as the author did herself during the discussion.




December 1st, 2018

From December to March

From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens —
the garden outdoors,
the garden of pots and bowls in the house,
and the garden of the mind’s eye.
—Katherine S. White



November 21st, 2018

The Power of Love

As we head into the season of family gatherings…

November 8th, 2018

Barnes Foundation/wardrobe issues

Philly: Part 4 of 4.

November 8th, 2018

Morisot and More

Philly: Part 3 of 4.

November 8th, 2018

Philadelphia: Spoon-Free

Philly: Part 2 of 4. Spooning without spoons.

Aunt Marge

November 7th, 2018

A Romantic Getaway…

…to Philadelphia. Really! Part 1 of 4.


October 15th, 2018

Viking Invasion

October 3rd, 2018

Yet Another Book About This Craziness

Where I spent the morning of October 3rd: listening to a discussion of the research that led to the creation of this book (one to add to the growing stack at my bedside) — The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy. Here is a link to an interview with author Greg Miller on Fresh Air.