Sept. 9 Cape Cod Writing Retreat with Suzette

It’s time for an AHA! moment in your writing life! A rare writing experience on Cape Cod with Suzette Standring Saturday, September 9, 2017 Escape to the Cape Writing Workshop Use Hypnotic Recall to Create Spellbinding Stories East Falmouth, MA (address to be given to registrants) 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Limited to 10 Attendees; $130.00 Continental Breakfast, lunch and afternoon…

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Memorial Day: Elephants in the Cemetery

On Memorial Day, an elephant and her calf are shaded by trees as ducks and geese waddle by the pond at Milton Cemetery.  The life-size topiaries are covered in ivy, and the symbolism of their deep family bonds and long memories are the reasons for their art installation in this place of remembrance.  Elephants never forget, and on Memorial Day,…

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Diver Ed O’Brien: stewardship of the oceans

(The Alvin carried aboard The Atlantis at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, photo taken by Suzette Standring) We toured the Atlantis and the Neil Armstrong, research vehicle ships, at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (www.whoi.edu) in Massachusetts. The men and women who work  toward the health of our oceans reminded me of Psalm 107: 23-24 inscribed on a Gloucester memorial to…

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Lost her job, then a new calling

(Photo of Winsome Myers taken by Suzette Standring) After almost 16 years working for a hospital, Winsome Myers lost her job.  So close to retirement at age 60, financial fears loomed before her.  “If it wasn’t for my faith, I’d be a mess.  I’d be crying all the time,” she said.  Instead, faith gave her both courage and a new…

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2017 NSNC Lifetime Achievement Award

Columnists Honor Maureen Dowd of the New York Times

(Photo of  Maureen Dowd and NSNC president Lisa Smith Molinari at awards dinner) On Saturday, June 10, 2017 Maureen Dowd of the New York Times received the 2017 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.  The event was part of the NSNC’s annual conference held at the Manchester Radisson in New Hampshire.   Lisa Smith…

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