Celebrating Women’s History month, we’re exploring the earliest known female poet and songwriter. It is said that Plato called Sappho the tenth muse.
In the summer of 1962, The New Yorker published Silent Spring by Rachel Carson as a serial in three parts. President John F. Kennedy read it, and in August the newly published book became an instant bestseller. Ultimately, the book led a nationwide ban on DDT, sparked a nation’s awareness and interest, and the creation…… Continue reading A Strong Woman and her Silent Spring Inspired the Environmental Movement
As a SF writer, I love to read articles and predictions of future technology. Today we’ll look at reports of the city of the future and living concrete.
Ugh. I hate it when a plan goes splat. I thought I had figured out this Pandemic Life. After all, self-quarantine wasn’t much different from my everyday life as an author. Oops. The road may look straight, but a bump in the road can make life difficult. Somehow Tuesday was my day to hit that bump.…… Continue reading A Bump in the Road of Pandemic Life
This week’s woman of peace is author Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880). One of the most influential American women writers from the 1820s through the 1860s she was a prolific author, a literary pioneer, and a tireless crusader and champion for America’s excluded groups. With words, she made a difference. Public Domain Image of Lydia Maria…… Continue reading With Words, She Made a Difference