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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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December 2018

12/1/2018

Dear Friends,

I began the richly textured month of November in France, returning home in time to vote and begin our Happiness Retreat at the Inn at Stonington. Everything about the varied, meaningful days has filled my heart with overflowing gratitude. The culmination of this splendid month of November was ...

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November 2018

11/1/2018

Alexandra wrote her November website early this month, before she left for a trip in October. So, please forgive us if there is more recent news that is not reflected.

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October 2018

10/1/2018

Mark your calendars!! Save the Date!!

Alexandra will be hosting a Happiness Retreat at the Inn at Stonington on November 7th and 8th, 2018!!(See Event Page)

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September 2018

9/1/2018

Dear Friends,

Happy September! Peter and I always loved this month that holds our most treasured memories. We met in September, decided to marry twenty years later, and forty years and four months of living in love we held hands in bed Thursday, September 24th at 2:57 PM. Both ...

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August 2018

8/1/2018

Dear Friends,

When you are your happiest, time seems to fly more swiftly. Our family reunion over July 4th week inspired me to have the cottage shine, inside and out. Preparing for us all to be together in the paradise of our seaside ocean haven in the heart of summer ...

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July 2018

7/1/2018

Dear Friends,

Happy Summer!

Due to family reunions, I am posting my July website later than usual. Looking at July 4th just a few days after, keeps the visions of the preparations, the arrivals, events, happenings and the whirl of our days together, vividly alive. One thing seamlessly led to ...

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June 2018

6/1/2018

Dear Friends!

Happy 4th of July! I just wanted to share that my July newsletter will be posted a little bit later than usual this month. I'm so excited to have my daughters and their families with me for the holiday week and Sharon (who works with me on ...

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May 2018

5/1/2018

Dear Friends,

Happy May! I was May Queen one year at the Mary A. Burnham School in Northampton, Massachusetts when I was young. Memories of skipping around a May pole decorated with colorful ribbons floats in my memory. My mother hung little May baskets over our doorknobs when we were ...

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April 2018

4/1/2018

Dear Friends:

Happy spring! Greetings to one and all from New York City where I arrived upon my return from a two week sojourn in Paris.

Even though Peter absolutely loved New York City, where he came in 1927 when he was five years old from Shaker Heights, Ohio, Paris ...

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March 2018

3/1/2018

Dear Friends:

Timing is everything. I’m grateful I waited to write my March newsletter until I could report on the magical event on the last day of February, Living In Love. Intuitively knowing I can’t write about something until it happens, my decision to delay communicating with you ...

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Feb 2018

2/1/2018

Hello friends ~~ Happy March! Alexandra's website will be delayed a day or two this month as she has been busy preparing for her La Grua event being held in Stonington on February 28th. Check back in a few days!

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JAN 2018

1/1/2018

Dear Friends,

Happy, happy New Year!

I welcome 2018 with open arms and a heart full of love and gratitude. As a favorite song’s lyrics ring true, “Your Light Shines in My Heart.” I embrace fresh beginnings. I do not make resolutions in the new year. I do not ...

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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.