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Throwback Thursday

April 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

On March 1, 1912 Albert Berry made the first successful parachute jump from a powered airplane. He jumped from 1500 [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

April 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

We must believe we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained. -Marie Curie

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Friend Friday

April 22nd, 2016|inspiration, writing|

It is such a delight to host a not-too-distant neighbor, Rebecca Van Slyke, today. Her hard work and diligence have [...]

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Throwback Thursday

April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Fenway Park opened April 20, 1912 making it one of the oldest ball parks in MLB. Pretty sure Audacity would [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

April 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. -Anais Nin

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Friend Friday

April 15th, 2016|animals, history|

It's pretty special to be able to host a friend AND a neighbor. Well, Dan Gemeinhart and I are almost [...]

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Throwback Thursday

April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In 1900, 18% of all American workers were under the age of 16, most working in horrendous conditions in mills [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

April 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Better to be without logic than without feeling. -Charlotte Bronte

  • Audrey Vernick 2015

Friend Friday

April 8th, 2016|Creativity, writing|

I love history -- especially about women and girls -- and I love baseball so hosting Audrey Vernick today is like [...]

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Throwback Thrusday

April 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In the 1910's, women clothing designers finally started to design clothes without corsets. The fabrics were softer and followed the [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

April 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. -Margaret Drabble

  • Jennifer-Mann_Author-Photo_2015

Friend Friday

April 1st, 2016|history, writing|

I spent ten days in January in Vermont, as the Writer in Residence for the Vermont Writing for Children and [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

March 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

You are extraordinary within limits, but your limits are extraordinary! -Gertrude Stein

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Friend Friday

March 25th, 2016|Creativity, writing|

I had the genuine delight of meeting Alan Cumyn while I was the Writer in Residence for the Vermont Writing [...]

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Throwback Thursday

March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Spring of 1943 the All American Girls Ball League was created to fill the void left by the young men [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

The beginning is always today. -Mary Shelley

Friend Friday

March 18th, 2016|Creativity, writing|

I feel like I have waited FOREVER to host Janet Fox on my blog. And now she's here, celebrating her [...]

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Throwback Thursday

March 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Candy Land was invented in 1949 when Eleanor Abbott was struck with polio and sought to invent a game to [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

March 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. -Maya Angelou

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Friend Friday

March 11th, 2016|family, writing|

This is the second time Elana K. Arnold has been a Friend Friday guest; the first was for her book [...]