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I love to connect with my readers, and in my monthly newsletter, I share my thoughts, updates about events, a discussion of what I've been reading, stories from life in Connecticut, and much more. Feel free to browse my past newsletters and stop by at the beginning of each month to read my latest note to you.

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Writing in my garden, photographed by my granddaughter Cooper.

June 2020

6/1/2020

I love you.

June is, indeed, busting out all over. I awaken every morning predawn with a fresh sense of anticipation, wonder, awe and enthusiasm. Mother Nature’s physical beauty has come to inspire, delight and teach.

Suddenly the frost is behind us and before us are warmer days, with beauty and color appearing everywhere. The hot pink geraniums are planted into the window boxes that surround the cottage, and this grace note miraculously transforms the entire energy of the cottage. When the sun shines on their vibrancy, whether looking in or out of open windows, the scene is quite breathtaking. Nature’s healing powers respond favorably to our own respect for her as well as our appreciation.

I’m deeply grateful to you for our heart connection during these excruciatingly difficult times. Thank you. I feel our interconnection is growing stronger as we support each other in a rainbow ...

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December 2010

12/1/2010


It’s hard to believe that on my birthday, November 8th, when I awoke, it was snowing! One of the most wonderful things about living in Stonington Village is our ability to appreciate the beauty of nature and the changing seasons.

Peter and I went to New York City to ...

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November 2010

11/1/2010


I feel on top of the world. Since our return from Paris in September we have savored the magnificent autumn in our beloved village of Stonington. We’ve met people from all around America who come here to experience the splendor of the fall foliage, the changing of the seasons ...

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October 2010

10/1/2010


September proved to be as magical as I’d anticipated and there were glorious surprises we embraced with joy. While we love having our precious grandchildren come visit us at the cottage, we equally embrace their world at home, at school and to observe them in sports activities. Before we ...

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September 2010

9/1/2010


September is my favorite month because it is when Peter and I fell in love. Summer still lingers on and there is a sense of a fresh start and new beginnings. We still feel light and full of fresh air and have a sense of the excitement of the anticipation ...

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August 2010

8/1/2010


Happy August to you, your family and friends. I’m happy to report to you that our family is well and Peter and I are enjoying a most happy summer at our cottage. We’re taking the advice of a wise friend, “Don’t leave home when your garden is ...

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July 2010

7/1/2010


When my daughter Brooke was four, Peter and I married and went to Paris for our honeymoon. By then, Paris was my favorite city – Peter had never been. Brooke wanted to go to “honeymoon.” Without hesitation, Peter promised Brooke he would take her to Paris “next year.” And, a man ...

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June 2010

6/1/2010

I’m reminded of my favorite Impressionist artist, Claude Monet, who wrote to a fellow artist friend, “Come for lunch on Tuesday when my iris will be in full bloom.” I’m seated in the downstairs study overlooking our tiny front garden we had planted last summer as an anniversary ...

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May 2010

5/1/2010

I’m being challenged. I’m going through a rough patch, but I’m happy, healthy and optimistic things will work out and I will succeed. Before I share with you my news, I want to express my deep, sincere appreciation to you for your loyal support throughout the years ...

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April 2010

4/1/2010


Happy April – No fooling! My first-born daughter, Alexandra, was due to be born April Fool’s Day. I told everyone she was going to be born March 31st. On March 30th, Alexandra Brandon Stoddard (A.B. Stoddard on television) was born 43 years ago.

Another significant March birthday is my ...

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March 2010

3/1/2010

February was an extraordinarily happy month for Peter and I and I hope this was true for your family and friends. We were fortunate to go on a magical trip to Italy. We hadn’t been in this beautiful country for many, many years, and this experience awakened so many ...

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Feb 2010

2/1/2010


We are all still reeling from the catastrophic magnitude of the earthquake that crushed Haiti’s capital city Port-au-Prince. In the midst of the carnage, a woman cried, “The world is coming to an end.” While we know the earthquake will not defeat the Haitian people, our hearts go out ...

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Jan 2010

1/1/2010


Happy, happy New Year! I sincerely hope 2010 begins a decade of positive transformation. We are being challenged to use our highest powers to create the constructive changes in our lives that give us meaning and hope.

Looking back to the first decade of this new millennium, ten years of ...

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I love to connect with my readers, and in my monthly newsletter, I share my thoughts, updates about events, a discussion of what I've been reading, stories from life in Connecticut, and much more. Feel free to browse my past newsletters and stop by at the beginning of each month to read my latest note to you.