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Women Working: Brooklyn’s Can-Do Yard (Part 2)

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Research | 0 comments

Women Working: Brooklyn’s Can-Do Yard (Part 2)

Women working at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in World War II did all the jobs men had done.

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No Irish Need Apply—but Thank God They Did

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Research | 0 comments

No Irish Need Apply—but Thank God They Did

Anti-Irish prejudice in America: how it affected my characters, and my family.

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Brooklyn’s Can-Do Yard (Part 1)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Research | 0 comments

Brooklyn’s Can-Do Yard (Part 1)

My characters are not me, but they live in me. Two of them worked at the Brooklyn Navy yard before and during World War II. They urged me to go take a tour. I did.

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Be Like Bert: Duck and Cover

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Podcasts | 0 comments

Be Like Bert: Duck and Cover

Does size matter? Even a small button can make an entire state duck and cover.

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Slow Burn Podcast: Paranoia Strikes Deep

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Podcasts | 0 comments

Slow Burn Podcast: Paranoia Strikes Deep

A gripping new podcast from Slate takes us back to that time when a special prosecutor went after a sitting president, who freaked out and obstructed justice. You know–that scandal in the distant past? Ermm . . .

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2017: The Joyful and the Oyful

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Behind the Scenes | 0 comments

2017: The Joyful and the Oyful

The good, the bad, and the ugly of the year just past. Let us give thanks for words (all the best ones), women, mortise-and-tenon joints, back porches, new life, and reasonable ghosts.

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Review: Beginnings by Tikiri

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Books | 0 comments

Review: Beginnings by Tikiri

‘Beginnings,’ released in advance of the upcoming Red-Heeled Rebels series, blends social justice, mystery, and a strong female protagonist.

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Review: Human Flow by Ai Weiwei

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Movies and Shows | 0 comments

Review: Human Flow by Ai Weiwei

Sixty-five million men, women, and children have been forced from their homelands by war, famine, and persecution. Ai Weiwei’s new documentary portrays them with compassion and respect.

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A Novel in Progress

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Process and Progress | 4 comments

A Novel in Progress

A novel, like a baby, grows slowly and in the dark.

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