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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe by Rita Goldner I’m spending a week camping on the shore of Lake Tahoe, while working on my new book. It’s a wonderful place to nurture a creative spirit, and I have been doing it for about 20 … Continue reading

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Facing Extinction

Facing Extinction by Rita Goldner Sometimes local populations are surprised by a sudden natural cataclysm, like a volcano, tidal wave, flood, or fire, which changes the environment either temporarily or permanently. We agree that it’s impossible to do anything, because … Continue reading

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Wild Orangutans

Wild Orangutans by Rita Goldner In the very early stages of research for my children’s picture book, Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy, I sketched and painted the orangutan family at the Phoenix Zoo. My initial attraction had occurred … Continue reading

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My Successful KICKSTARTER Campaign

My Successful KICKSTARTER Campaign by Rita Goldner At a recent meeting of the Phoenix Publishing & Book Marketing Meetup, a few people were interested in my experience with Kickstarter, a crowdfunding company I used to fund printing of the children’s … Continue reading

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May Day

May Day by Rita Goldner My assignment on the monthly blog roster affords me the opportunity to learn about interesting holidays that fall on the 1st of the month. No exception here, I’m knee-deep in research about May Day. The … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day by Rita Goldner My “first day” position in the roster of contributors to this co-op blog affords me the opportunity to comment on many different holidays. April Fool’s Day is the most intriguing. In my approach to … Continue reading

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Left Brain/Right Brain

Left Brain/Right Brain by Rita Goldner The popular left-brain/right-brain theory was proposed by Roger Sperry, Nobel Prize winner in 1981. His findings have recently been debunked by brain scientists, but at that time he thought that people had a dominant … Continue reading

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