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February: Heart Healthy Month PLUS a Winter Poem from Stan Fink.

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

To honor Heart Healthy Month, don’t forget to wear RED on Friday, Feb. 5th,  for Go Red for Women’s Day.  That same day I am doing a ZOOM cooking class on Heart Healthy Foods.  Sees the link below. If you ZOOM in, please wear something RED!

Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease.

The ZOOM class starts Friday, Feb. 5th at 10:30 a.m. EST, with a focus on everyday foods good for our hearts.

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February is usually cold and windy, so I thought I would post my friend/poet Stanley Fink’s latest on winter winds and my photo from my book, For the Love of Clotheslines, available from Amazon and me, personally (


The winter wind whips
And whirs stabbing at my windows
Waiting —

Waiting for a window of opportunity
To crack the glass barrier
Between Inside and outside
To sneak into my home
Scatter poetry, music,
All things movable,
Suck out my warmth

Refrigerate me
Without remorse.

Thanx to my friend Stanley for his timely poem!  Hope to see you on Zoom on Friday, Feb. 5th @ 10:30 am EST to learn about Heart Healthy Foods. Wear RED!

End of the Year 2020 Acrostic

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Our writing prompt for my ZOOM creative writing group this week: How COVID-19 affected us this year. Here’s my take:


The Impact of the PANDEMIC 2020 on My Life


Patience with myself and others as well as when doing my chores. (The Zen of housecleaning!)

Appreciation of Life in general (my health, my social security, my husband)

Novel completion during 2020 and working on 2nd draft of Full Set of Nails.

Delight in things I used to take for granted, ex. warm clothes, good friends, fresh food, etc.

Endurance during this difficult time: monitoring my physical & mental health.

Memory-Building by keeping track of my friendships and family ties through phone, e-mail, etc.

Inventiveness by re-using, recycling, making do & doing nothing, instead of wasting time worrying I am not doing enough.

Compassion for those who have lost loved ones during this time, whether to COVID-19 or other causes.


Here’s hoping for a happier, safer, healthier 2021!