HINT OF THE MONTH: January 2022

  Inside of rummaging through your pocketbook to find your COVID vaccination card   and   your photo ID. take a picture of them together on your smart-phone. This way you save time and most times you know where your cell phone is.

HINT OF THE MONTH: December 2021

  “Open your mind to new experiences, particularly to the study of other people. Nothing that happens to a writer --- how happy, however tragic—is ever wasted.”    ~~ P.D. James

HINT OF THE MONTH: November 2021

  “Don't try to anticipate an ideal reader or any reader. He/she might exist but is reading someone else.” ~~ Carol Joyce Oates

HINT OF THE MONTH: October 2021

  “ Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can't sharpen it on the plane, because you can't take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils.” ~~ Margaret Atwood

HINT OF THE MONTH: September 2021

                           “ Write slowly and by hand only about subjects that interest you.”   ~~ Annie Proulx

9/11 by Cathy Horn

September 11, 2001 dawned with a glorious royal blue sky without a single cloud to soften the brilliance. Typical of early fall in southern New England, the temperature was comfortably warm while the humidity level was low. A picture-perfect day. The addition of a slight breeze was enough to convince one that summer was hanging on and all was right with the world.  "Twin Towers, New York"   by  Guillaume Cattiaux  is licensed under  CC BY-SA 2.0 School was back in session; it was the first full week of the new year ripe with the promise of new learning and new friends. As the School Psychologist assigned to two elementary schools in Greenwich, Cos Cob and New Lebanon, my job was to support the psychological well-being of close to 700 children between the ages of four and a half and twelve.  I was working at ‘New Leb’ that morning, arranging my schedule, meeting new students, and comforting the few reticent 4 & 5-year old kindergarten children who missed their mommies and