Posts Tagged ‘ Margaret Mendel ’

PORTRAIT OF A TURKEY

PORTRAIT OF A TURKEY

BE THANKFUL!

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I’M A UNION LADY AGAIN

I’M A UNION LADY AGAIN

A couple of weeks ago I joined the National Writers Union a UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO. They offer resources, giving writers assistance with contract advice and grievances with publishers. Their strength comes from pooling information from other writers and lawyers, and then speaking out collectively. My T-shirt arrived yesterday. The last time I was a...

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A BRIEF REPRIEVE FROM THE WRITING LIFE

A BRIEF REPRIEVE FROM THE WRITING LIFE

Lately I’ve been doing a great deal of work on PUSHING WATER, a novel in revision, and getting the final drafts of FISH KICKER ready for its publication that’s coming in March 2014. Most of the day I sit at my desk, in my seven foot long office space, nose glued to the computer...

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PHOTOGRAPHY AS A HOBBY

PHOTOGRAPHY AS A HOBBY

I AM A GUEST ON J.Q. ROSE’S HOEDOWN HOBBY WEBSITE TODAY. CLICK THIS LINK TO READ ABOUT MY LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY.¬†http://www.jqrose.com/2013/11/hobby-hoedown-author-margaret-mendels.html

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DEAR DIARY

DEAR DIARY

Quite a bit has happened since we downsized over a year ago and moved into a one bedroom apartment in Manhattan. But the really big news this year is that my novel FISH KICKER was accepted by MuseItUp, a publishing company located in Canada. The first chapter of FISH KICKER started out as a...

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AN ORDINARY DAY WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY TWIST

AN ORDINARY DAY WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY TWIST

This wasn’t a day that I would call ‘same’ol, same’ol’. The temperature was cool and that felt good after the heat wave that passed through NYC a week ago. The morning started out with a light rain, and with the dense grey clouds hanging so low to the ground, I didn’t think we’d get...

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CASA BATLLO IN BARCELONA

CASA BATLLO IN BARCELONA

I saw Casa Batllo for the first time while riding on a bus heading for Park Guell on the far side of Barcelona. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Right then and there I vowed not to leave Barcelona until I’d made a visit to this fantastic building. In 1904 Josep Batllo, a textile industrialist,...

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SIX HOURS EARLIER IN BARCELONA THAN IN NYC

SIX HOURS EARLIER IN BARCELONA THAN IN NYC

The flight from New York didn’t take off on time, nearly an hour late, but we arrived in Barcelona on the designated hour. It was an over-night flight and we got maybe a couple hours of sleep, though flying for seven hours certainly curdles the brain and it’s hard to figure out if it...

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LEAVING FOR SPAIN TODAY

LEAVING FOR SPAIN TODAY

Well, the day is finally here. We are leaving for Spain later this afternoon. We have 8 hours before we’re scheduled to take off, I’m restless and the weather has me a bit concerned. At present a major rain storm is sitting right over NYC and is supposed to hang around until late this...

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2013 NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN’S ORCHID SHOW

2013 NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN’S ORCHID SHOW

I don’t go every year. It’s not that I don’t like orchids, there always seems to be so much going on in my life when the show is scheduled. But I try to make the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show every couple of years. This year I went with two friend, Mary and...

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