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The week leading up to Labor Day is difficult even if the weather is great. The anxiety is running rampant in children and teachers alike. So much to do, so little desire to do it, so much fun needed to be had, too anxious to really enjoy it. When my kids were in grade school, I hated the return to schedules and carpools. As they got older and I went back to work, I was ready for the high school to start. Now, I find I just get used to the youngest being home for a month between her summer... Read more →


I'm so excited to be back from vacation! It may mean a return to work, abut it also means that there is less than 2 months until The Poet (me) and The Painter (Kathleen Nesi) teach our 2-day class The Art of Food on October 13 and 14th at Art Is You in Stamford, CT! Kathy has her delicious images, stories, and recipes all ready. They will make your mouth water and you creativity flourish (and I'm pretty sure there will be a few tasting treats). Here's a sneak peek at the recipes included in my book! We promise you... Read more →


Friday morning on the last day of "Writing Week". I am plugged into laptop and Ipod at 7:00 in my counter seat at the coffee shop. I am grateful that it is cloudy and a little cool, so the pressure is off to be outside. Over the next two days, over 20 family members will be on the Cape (staying in various locations, not all at The Cottage!) and the week will be full of firepits and s'mores, ORVing, kayaking, and Breakfast at The Beach. Tomorrow night, they converge on our house to celebrate the 45th wedding anniversary of our... Read more →


I heard a startling fact today - there are only 29 days until Labor Day! That means that there is only a little more than 2 months until Art Is You Stamford! I am having so much fun this summer working on my class ample for The Art of Food. Everytime I think I am done with sample pages of our luscious The Art of Food journals, I think of some more wonderful recipes, dishes, and celebrations that I want to write and paint about. Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring more stories and images from our... Read more →