Monthly Archives: January 2012

Rocks Are People, too.

Last week, after I posted about Leona Frank’s paintings of wildflowers on the Thimble Islands, off the coast of Connecticut, she sent me a folder of her husband Dick’s black-and-white photographs of the rock formations there. “This is the first … Continue reading

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One of my favorite flowers is snow-in-summer. How about a flower called riot-of-color-in-winter? Alas, it’s not blooming outdoors in the Northeast during these grayish January days. But Westport, CT, based painter Leona Frank has brought the vivid colors of summer … Continue reading

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The Tyrolean Model

I’ve been enmeshed in an exciting, all-consuming new project: writing a children’s book, an illustrated chapter book for grades 4 through 7. It’s called “The Diamond Buttons,” and the story is based on incidents in my mother’s life—in Austria before … Continue reading

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