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The Westerly Memoir Project

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The Westerly Memoir Project (WMP) embarks on its second summer  July 11, 2017.  The project blends top-notch instruction in the art of memoir with the long-term goal of creating an anthology of personal essays, all set in the treasured seaside community of Westerly, RI.  Grub…By Jeanne|
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Goodreads Giveaway!

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Between March 21 and April 21, 2017 click Goodreads Giveaway! to enter.  There are ten chances to win a copy of Eden: A Novel.  By Jeanne|
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Dedications

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February 13 is Dedications day for #Authorlifemonth on Instagram. Ventures take on greater meaning when dedicated to others, such as cooking a nurturing meal for loved ones, setting an intention before a yoga practice, or when my son, Charlie, and I ran the Boston Marathon…By Jeanne|
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Writing The Willows: America’s Cradle

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It only makes sense that during the baby boom years after WWII, there would also have been a sharp rise in the number of illegitimate pregnancies. You’ve seen pictures of those soldiers coming home, there was kissing in the streets and presumably a lot more going on! But in the…By Jeanne|
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A Musical Setting for Eden

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My son created this playlist on Spotify to get you in the mood.  Enjoy!! https://open.spotify.com/user/jblasberg65/playlist/6zaftTvOCOkCJ6xILnIY3iBy Jeanne|
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Home for the Holidays: Parenting in the College Years

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My last two blog posts covered far-reaching trips I’ve recently taken to Africa and South America.  When people asked me what our plans were for this holiday season,  I think they were expecting a more exotic reply, but I was happy to answer, “A good ‘ol family staycation…” …By Jeanne|
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