Monday, May 8, 2017

Winter 2017

Beginning December 7 with the launch of Volume Six of the Cool Women Anthology series, the Cool Women have been performing at a fever pitch, doing two more readings in March, and two in April. All our activities are up on our website at In between this activity Chris Schopfer and I were getting out our third article in the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey (it came out in January). Lois, Judy, and Juditha (of the Cools) and I participated in the Women's March in Trenton on January 21 (8,000 strong).

Then Bill and I headed to California on January 31, this time Southern California only, nice visits in the Pasadena area with our friend Mimi (Santa Anita races), Kirk and Melinda (saw their new home, and stopped in at Melinda's new workplace at the Washington Elementary School library in San Gabriel), and had dinner with Ed and Gypsy Bergstrom. With Fran and Roger we toured the Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades, home of Lion Feuchtwanger, exiled German writer, and then went to the Los
Library at Villa Aurora
Angeles County Museum of Art. My sister and I went to the Casa Romantica in San Clemente, home of Ole Hanson, founder of the city, and then I went back there a few days later with Bill. We drove down to San Diego to spend the last few days of our vacation. One day we went to the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, and another day was spent walking the beach at the La Jolla Shores. We also paid a sunset visit to Sunset Cliffs. Back home February 13.
San Diego Museum of Art

On March 9, I read to a very special group of friends from Guilford (many came from the Guilford Poets Guild, the sponsor) at the Guilford Free Library. It was a lovely place to read, and the audience was especially lively. It was taped for the local cable TV station and can be viewed here.

Volume four of our genealogical series is soon to be out. Flowers are finally blooming here in New Jersey (also our heat is still on, I notice!)--it's May for goodness sake. Yesterday Bill and I were in the city to hear Parthenia (group of viola da gambists) perform at St. Luke in the Fields, and dinner in the Village at Dell'Anima. Getting ready for our getaway in June, to Siena.

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