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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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Photo by Elissa

My pop-up exhibition, "Alexandra Stoddard: A Colorful Life" opened last week at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut!

February 2023

2/1/2023

I love you! Happy month of love!

Because my dear friend and literary assistant Elissa went on Christmas holiday to her hometown in Michigan to be with her family and friends, I wrote my January newsletter to you earlier than usual. Let me circle back to where we left off, in mid-December, before I leap forward into the most exciting January ever. I continued to celebrate the festive mood of holiday decorations and houses looking so enchanting in the dark of light. Leave it to humans’ creativity to create feasts and rituals to lift your spirits in the darkest time of year.

I flew down to Washington to visit my daughter Alexandra for a few days, returning home two days before Christmas. My neighbor and earth-angel Charlie had told me about a John Singer Sargent exhibition at the National Gallery curated by a good friend. When I told Alexandra, also ...

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Dec 2014

12/1/2014

Our daughter Brooke told Peter and me that His Holiness the Dalai Lama was returning to New York to the Beacon Theatre, where we were first in his presence for his teachings in September, 2003. Brooke wanted to give us tickets for my 73rd birthday. Peter and I were excited ...

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Nov 2014

11/1/2014

My good friend Claire wrote me the moment she learned that Peter died on September 25th; her words are worthy to be repeated. “To know ‘Sweet Pete’ is to love him and be blessed to make your life richer, deeper, and more noble.” Let me share more of her loving ...

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Oct 2014

10/1/2014

My good friend Claire wrote me the moment she learned that Peter died on September 25th; her words are worthy to be repeated. “To know ‘Sweet Pete’ is to love him and be blessed to make your life richer, deeper, and more noble.” Let me share more of her loving ...

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September 2014

9/1/2014

A senior editor from the Reader’s Digest advised me when I was a young woman yearning to become a writer, never to read the paper until you’ve done your creative writing. Such apt advice. The world seems to be falling apart in all corners of the globe. Good ...

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August 2014

8/1/2014


The entire month of July was sublime. Peter and I continue to thrive in these happy, gentle summer days in our charming walking seaside village.

Early one morning, looking out at the lovely harbor on a brilliantly clear day, the sea breeze moving the sailboats to and fro, I was ...

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July 2014

7/1/2014


June busted out all over, bringing an exuberant abundance of the bounty of nature’s sensuous beauty. For all of us who experienced a tough winter, spring came as an exceptional blessing. Our pink roses hugging the white picket fence are effulgent. The hot pink geraniums are spectacular. The peonies ...

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May 2014

5/1/2014


Ever since I was a teenager observing my Aunt Betty, an international social worker, taking sabbaticals in exotic places around the world, I’ve been intrigued by travel. That was a long time ago and the idea grew on me increasingly over the years. Last month, I seized on the ...

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April 2014

4/1/2014


It’s safe to say, this March was the happiest month ever for Peter and me. Let me count the ways: The weather was punishing; the wind chill, ice cold. We marched on over in early March – and toward the end of the month because of two more threats of ...

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March 2014

3/1/2014

Happy March! We’re moving towards the first day of spring. This has been a long, cold, snowy winter for us here in southeastern New England. Frankly, I was unprepared. Our best plans for February had to be readjusted because of the weather. We went to the nearby Marriott for ...

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Feb 2014

2/1/2014


Happy February!

Each month has its own special virtues and personality. February is an especially happy month because it represents the celebration of love. Being a hopeless romantic, I truly enjoy Valentine’s Day and all the days before and afterwards.

I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about ...

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Jan 2014

1/1/2014

I sincerely wish you the happiest New Year ever! I have really positive feelings about this coming year and look forward to the challenges, adventures, changes and surprises we will inevitably face. We are all on the cusp of greatness, with all our hard work and intentions coming together to ...

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WELCOME

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.