Ramblings & Writing, Yesterday's Stories

The Quiet Feminists

My mother was a feminist although she would never embrace that titled. Mom defined herself as mother, wife, and homemaker before teacher and scientist. Mom studied the sciences. She held a passion for exploring biological mysteries and a talent for research and teaching. Women were not welcomed in the sciences during that post-war era. Although… Continue reading The Quiet Feminists

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Grandma’s Chowder

Weekend Coffee Share 2-9-19 Good morning, Everyone. Come on in from the February cold. How’s your coffee? Soups are the best solution to the “what do you want to eat?” conundrum. Every year, my husband Matt and I host a Chowda’ Cook-Off at the Sayville Yacht Club. Crock pots filled with a favorite variety of… Continue reading Grandma’s Chowder

Ramblings & Writing

Stories Served Around The Table January Update

Oh, baby, it's cold outside. Welcome to  Stories Served Around The Table  January Update. January began the new year with giveaways, hug challenges, and a re-affirmation of goals.  Read on. Hug Everyone You Know Giveaway Hug Challenge Week 2 Weekend Escape  A Flipper's Paradise Writing Plans  I was honored to be interviewed again on The Writer's Dream. This time,… Continue reading Stories Served Around The Table January Update

Weekend Coffee Share

Hello February!

Weekend Coffee Share February 2, 2019 Good morning, Everyone. I got an early start on this very cold Groundhog’s Day. Although the popular Punxsutawney Phil and locals Malverne Mel, Holbrook Hal, and Staten Island Chuck are less than 40% accurate, I am compelled to follow them for the sake of Kindergarten projects. I’m hopeful for… Continue reading Hello February!

Weekend Coffee Share

Writing Plans #WeekendCoffeeShare 1-20-19

Good Morning, Everyone. It’s a nasty morning here on the south shore of Long Island. The snowblower is ready, and the electric heater for the bird bath has kept the ice at bay. Right now the raining is falling furiously, and I woke to thunder and lighting. I am grateful for my cozy house and… Continue reading Writing Plans #WeekendCoffeeShare 1-20-19

Yesterday's Stories

A Flipper’s Paradise

                                   by Gary Solomon                   a version of this essay was published in Medium If you grew up in the outer boroughs of metropolitan New York City in the postwar era of… Continue reading A Flipper’s Paradise

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Escape #Weekend Coffee Share 1-13-19

Good morning, Everyone. How is your coffee? Mine is a bit bitter coming from a mini drip coffeemaker–a big difference in taste and instant gratification as compared to my Keurig coffee pods.   If we were having coffee together, I would tell you that I am on Hilton Head Island Island, SC this morning. My… Continue reading Weekend Escape #Weekend Coffee Share 1-13-19

Book News & Events

Hug Challenge Week 2

It's now WEEK TWO of my Hug Everyone You Know #GIVEAWAY on #Instagram!  Each week a NEW winner will be chosen to receive a Signed Copy of my book, Hug Everyone You Know, and a $10 Amazon Gift Card. This Hug Challenge will end on January 21st (National Hug Day)☺ It's Romantic Hug Week. Submit your favorite romantic… Continue reading Hug Challenge Week 2

Book News & Events

Hug Everyone You Know Giveaway

I'm conducting a #GIVEAWAY from January 1st-21st on my Instagram. If you would like to participate please follow my page to see the details of the contest: http://bit.ly/AntoinetteTM Three winners will be given a $10 #Amazon gift card and a signed copy of my book, Hug Everyone You Know. “…a well-written, concise telling of what it’s like to be hit… Continue reading Hug Everyone You Know Giveaway

Book News & Events

Stories Served Around The Table December Update

   Welcome to​ Stories Served Around The Table  December Update. It was a month of celebrations, family, and love. Christmas Cookie Traditions Festive December Martin Re-Cap Christmas Party-ing Christmas Magic Holiday Review Check out my television interview with Linda Frank for The Writer's Dream at LTV studios Part I and Part II Book Club Chats and Journaling the Journey  Workshop dates are available.… Continue reading Stories Served Around The Table December Update