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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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I made this mask from bell-bottom slacks that I tailored. (Photograph by my granddaughter Cooper.)

October 2020

10/1/2020

The sweet song of September lingers in my heart as we move forward. “Onward and upward.” To embrace fall and October’s opportunities, we need to prepare for winter.

When we are in harmony with our immediate surroundings, we are most alive. How we feel as we quietly ritualize our activities is the key to our sense of well-being. I want to be prepared in order to live fully under the circumstances of the pandemic.

Because you and I are traveling in the same boat on this journey, my soul is bursting with memories I want to share with you. I’ve never been more intimately aware just how tenderly attached I am to our cottage. Thirty-two years ago, Peter and I were visiting friends who lived in Stonington; it was the weekend of our daughter Alexandra’s graduation from Connecticut College. An unexpected flash rainstorm interrupted the outdoor commencement ...

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Dec 2016

12/1/2016

Dear friends,

As we embrace the holidays in December, I want to take a backward glance and reflect on November, on autumn, on the harvest season and Thanksgiving. It is no surprise that my 75th birthday was a significant marking for me. I’ve always been the young one in ...

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Nov 2016

11/1/2016

Dear Friends,

Happy, happy, Thanksgiving!

The month of October provided us with an Indian summer. We were given ideal weather as grace notes, the last precious days of warm weather where we spend time enjoying summer’s magic when it turns to autumn.

Everyone seems so spirited when the weather ...

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Oct 2016

10/1/2016

Dear Friends,

I was in a favorite local bookstore looking around – a regular indulgence that always reinforces my passions. Bank Square Books is a fun place for me to go with Cooper when we’re together having a groove. On a recent visit with good friends after dinner, we stopped ...

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September 2016

9/1/2016

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, September is a most special month for me, full of every possible happy memory and my favorite month: Peter and I fell in love in September. My daughter Brooke was born in September. My daughter Alexandra was married in September. I have a ...

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August 2016

8/1/2016

Dear Friends,

Happy August! I’m mindfully aware of how precious this summer is for all of us. I’m deliberately slowing the pace to savor every sensual delight possible as I stay close to home, thrilled to spend leisurely time luxuriating in the quietude. In brilliant dappling sunlight, under ...

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July 2016

7/1/2016

Dear Friends,
Happy July!
Happy July 4th!

Peter’s motto, his two wise words, “still learning” seems to be the most vitally significant at this stage in my life. By continuous study and focused concentration, I am feeling the pure pleasure of discovering how many ways there are to be ...

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June 2016

6/1/2016

Dear Friends,

It is always with a humble heart that I write my newsletter to you because I feel so astonishingly grateful for my good fortune. I love living in our charming seaside village on the mouth of the harbor, in our dear old cottage that has character and quirks ...

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April 2016

4/1/2016

Dear Friends,

Happy May! The merry month of May is one of my most happy times of year because it is flooded with nostalgia and beautifully rich, poignant memories, and the bursting forth of spring’s abundant beauty in all forms. We feel a sense of re-birth, renewal, fresh beginnings ...

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March 2016

3/1/2016

Dear Friends,

The entire month of February continued to surprise me with joy. Preparing for the Happiness Weekend Retreat at the Inn at Stonington the first weekend of February brought me enormous enjoyment as I concentrated on the month of love and the intimate connection between a love of life ...

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Feb 2016

2/1/2016

Dear Friends,

Happy month of love in all its forms and powers. I seem to have begun this fresh new year in a continuous state of reverie. I find, and always rediscover, whenever I focus my energies on happiness and am preoccupied in an abstracted consciousness, musing on love and ...

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Jan 2016

1/1/2016

Dear Friends,

I sincerely wish you the happiest New Year humanly possible. My soul is on fire and I’m thrilled we’re able to begin 2016 together and embrace all the good in our lives and the world.

Let me begin with great good news! The Inn at Stonington ...

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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.