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It’s Spring, so that means Ramps!

What is a ramp you ask?  Well, ramps are a spring vegetable, from the onion family, kind of like a cross between a leek, a scallion and a small spring onion.  The flavor is milder than a leek, but much … Continue reading

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Queendom

Years ago, I did a production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, playing the part of Lucy.  This is my favorite monologue from that production. “Do you know what I intend, Linus? I intend to be a queen. When … Continue reading

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Playing Piano

I love to play the piano.  I will be forever grateful to my parents for giving me lessons.  When I was about 9 or 10, my grandfather bought me a Wurlitzer and used to drive me to my piano lessons … Continue reading

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Oliver!

When I was a kid, I fell totally in love with the movie musical Oliver!  My girlfriend Karen and I spent many a weekend in the movie theater, watching this film and singing along to the score.  This was before … Continue reading

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Nature Walk

While living in Florida, there was plenty of nature to enjoy.  Palm trees, blue skies, ocean, beaches, tropical plants and bugs.  Although this was all around me, I spent most of my time indoors to get away from the heat.  … Continue reading

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Musicals

MUSICAL noun  A play or movie in which singing and dancing play an essential part. How could I not use “Musicals” for my letter M topic?  I’ve been performing in, directing and choreographing them since I was a child.  Nothing … Continue reading

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Lovely Lilacs

Nothing is more wistful than the scent of lilac, nor more robust than its woody stalk,  for we must remember that it is a tree as well as a flower… Lilacs are nowhere to be found in the tropics.  They … Continue reading

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A cup of Kindness

Noun:  KINDNESS The quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. Such simple words- clear and concise, uncomplicated.  Something we can all do easily.  No, I’m not going to start to lecture about how we have all become haters and bullies.  … Continue reading

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Just like Julia

How many of us love Julia Child?  How many of us have a worn, dog-eared copy of her famous Mastering the Art of French Cooking?  Mine sits on my baker’s rack, ready to spring into action when needed. Lots of … Continue reading

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Ink

I love Calligraphy.  When did the art of learning beautiful handwriting start to vanish?  With all the typing, texts and keyboarding handwriting has almost become a thing of the past.  You can pick any font you want on your computer- … Continue reading

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