Wordless Wednesday: View Across the Pond

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in news & muse, the world around me, Wordless Wednesday

Japanese Garden at the BBG

Recently photographed at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens on the edge of spring.

Wordless Wednesday: Daffodils under cloudy skies

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in news & muse, the world around me, Wordless Wednesday

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Photographed at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Though it’s taking its time, spring is coming.

Wordless Wednesday: Twilight from the bridge

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 in news & muse, the world around me, Wordless Wednesday

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Recently photographed on the Q train heading to Brooklyn. The horizon includes a hint of the new Freedom Tower.

Wordless Wednesday: Blue sky, white roofs

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in news & muse, the world around me, Wordless Wednesday

photographed in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

The view from my house these days. Pretty but cold!

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Fire and Ice

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in friends and colleagues, news & muse, the world around me, Wordless Wednesday

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First, ice. Photographed outside my kitchen window this morning.

Secondly, fire.

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This charred book is a relic from a fire that devastated my author friend Kate Quinn’s house last week. Yes, the title of the book is A Day of Fire, which has just been shortlisted for a Historical Novel Society best book award. Yes, Kate is one of the authors listed on the cover. And, as fellow author Sophie Perinot remarked, “In true Kate style, she appreciated the irony.”

393443_299839280050037_411073951_nThis is all preamble to letting you know about a fundraiser to help Kate and her family get back on their feet. Thankfully, everyone survived the fire. However, her house suffered extensive damage, and all of their possessions were lost.

So, if you’re in the mood to do a good deed (and I hope you are), head over to the Kate Quinn House Recovery Fund. You can give as little as the cost of a latte, and it will give you the non-caffeinated buzz of Doing Good. Alternately, you can pre-order Kate’s latest historical novel, Lady of the Eternal City—pre-orders are just the thing to help an author out. And thanks!