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Lifetime Gift or Landfill Gift?

Lifetime Gift or Landfill Gift? by Rita Goldner I’m telling a holiday gift-giving story in reverse. The ending is at the city dump. According to research (references listed below) approximately 1 percent of plastic toys remain in use six months … Continue reading

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Black Rhinoceros

Black Rhinoceros by Rita Goldner Today, October 1, is the anniversary of our Authors Group Blog. Welcome to the fourth year of daily blogs from authors about a kaleidoscope of topics. I kicked off the series, because I wanted the … Continue reading

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Kangaroo

Kangaroo by Rita Goldner You may have noticed that lately my posts have been about unusual wild animals. I use their behavior, habitat or physiology in an analogy to the human condition, or at least to my condition as a … Continue reading

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Selling at Street Fairs

Selling at Street Fairs by Barbara Renner Ah, summer . . . swimming, camping, traveling, watching baseball, and, if you live in northern Minnesota . . . street fairs. Every small town celebrates summer with some sort of outdoor festival. … Continue reading

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Honoring Women

Honoring Women by Barbara Renner In 1980, President Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month. To this day, departments of education … Continue reading

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The Pangolin

The Pangolin by Rita Goldner This past month we celebrated World Pangolin Day. For that reason, and because a character from my newest work-in-progress picture book happens to be a pangolin getting a pedicure, I decided to dedicate this month’s … Continue reading

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The Two-toed Sloth

The Two-toed Sloth by Rita Goldner One of my favorite activities is sketching animals, especially from life. While I have plenty of subjects among friends’ pets, I much prefer exotic animals, so you’ll find me frequently sitting on a folding … Continue reading

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