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A Letter from Danielle for May ‘20
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  A Letter from Danielle for May ‘20
Hi everyone, I fervently hope that May is going to be a LOT better than March and April were, as the world struggles to rid itself of the Coronavirus, and we all work hard to right the ship in its wake. The US is a remarkable country, a nation of strong people who dig their […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ‘20
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  A Letter from Danielle for April ‘20
Hi Everyone, This isn’t the newsletter I was planning to send to you today—and had already written—talking about spring flowers, warmer weather, and dyeing Easter eggs. These are serious times, and every country in the world is facing a huge challenge. For safety and to prevent further contagion and the spread of the virus, we’ve […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for March ’20
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  A Letter from Danielle for March ’20
Hi Everyone!!! The holidays seem a lonnnggggg time behind us, don’t they?? And hopefully, with March, a faint promise of spring, depending on where you live. All my cities will still be cold for a while!!!! It’s always a good time to read—whatever the weather—either curled up with a book in winter, or lying on […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for February ‘20
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  A Letter from Danielle for February ‘20
Hi Everyone, The calendar always moves too fast, and the months speed by. Particularly when I’m writing, I look up and another month has flown past. The major landmark in February, along with Ski Week and President’s Day, is, of course, Valentine’s Day—which can be a dream come true, or a little disappointing. I started […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for January ‘20
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  A Letter from Danielle for January ‘20
Hi Everyone, Welcome to a New Year!!! 2020—it has a nice ring to it!!! And I hope it will be a great year for you and for us all. Traditionally, due to bad weather almost everywhere, January is a month for hibernation, for quiet time, to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for December ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for December ‘19
Hi Everyone, My favorite month is finally here: December. I love the holidays, although they’re not always easy. They sometimes highlight what’s been right and wrong with the year, and they can be challenging for many people. But I’ve always loved the magic of Christmas, it brings the child out in me. My children and […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for November ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for November ‘19
Hi Everyone, It’s hard to believe November is already here, and the holidays beginning. Although I didn’t grow up with the tradition of Thanksgiving, it’s a holiday whose theme really touches me—a holiday based on gratitude, not just food. It’s a holiday meant to be shared with friends, and to include people, and to remember […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for October ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for October ‘19
Hi Everyone, By now, we’re all well into fall-summer is a dim memory-and we’re heading into winter. I love these crisp autumn days, they give me energy, and I’m usually up to my ears in new projects and books by this time of year. We’re not buried in snow yet, so we can enjoy some […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for September ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for September ‘19
Hi Everyone, Well, here we are, back in the fall. I hope you had a restful, fun, relaxing summer and were able to take some time off. I love September, it revitalizes me. I think we’ve all been trained for so many years to rev up our motors for the return to school that, even […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for August ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for August ‘19
Hi Everyone, I hope the summer is rolling out well and you’re having fun, taking some time off and enjoying family and friends!! Hot weather, good times, maybe some swimming and sunning, fishing—whatever seems like fun to you. I love reading in the summer when I take time off from writing for a few weeks. […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for July ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for July ‘19
Hi Everyone, I hope that your summer is off to a great start, and that the weather is cooperating for a nice warm, balmy summer—and that you have some plans for summer vacation and to take some time off. July always gets off on a festive note with July 4th, with parties and picnics, and […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for June ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for June ‘19
Hi Everyone, Oh YAY!!! It’s summer, or just about, and will be officially summer shortly after you get this newsletter. Spring is always a little sketchy, depending on where one is. I’ve been in snowstorms in New York in late April. And there’s a French saying that says not to take off your winter clothes […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for May ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for May ‘19
Hi Everyone, Happy May Day!!! May is such a nice month, when Spring is just about everywhere—at last!! When I was a child in French schools, we always celebrated May Day, and it’s still a big deal in France. It’s French Labor Day, and they celebrate it as a major holiday, and everyone gives a […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for April ‘19
Hi Everyone, Well here comes April—hopefully springlike by now, wherever you are. There is something so cheering and hopeful about seeing green leaves again, and flowers springing up. Easter is in April this year, with all the fun “commercial” side of it, with Easter bunnies, and rainbow painted eggs, easter egg hunts for your children. […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for March ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for March ‘19
Hi Everyone!!! Happy March!!! I hope there is a whiff of spring in the air wherever you are. By now, we’re all tired of winter, and a hint of spring would be nice. The big holiday in March is Saint Patrick’s Day, which I can lay no claim to, with no Irish relatives. But it’s […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for February ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for February ‘19
Hello Everyone, Here comes February, still deep in the heart of winter. As I write this, it’s snowing, and Spring seems a million years away. I’ve been writing like crazy all winter, the holidays were busy and also seem like they are a long time behind us. When we’re in it, winter seems like the […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for January ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for January ‘19
Hi Everyone!!! When I think of January, I think of bears cozily hibernating in their cave, which is pretty much what I do every year in January—after the mad dash of the holidays, with kids coming home, family meals, all our Christmas traditions, getting last minute gifts, and just running around. My kids leave for […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for December ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for December ‘18
Hi Everyone, It’s official. I just decided. December is my favorite month of the year. Gorgeous crisp cold weather, maybe a little hint of snow, beautiful decorations all lit up, Christmas trees lit up in the windows. I love everything about Christmas, and the holidays. At the beginning of December, my book ACCIDENTAL HEROES will […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for November ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for November ‘18
Hi Everyone, I hope you’re well, and enjoying the Fall and Fall weather!!! The Fall is so beautiful in some parts of the world (the turning of the leaves in New England), and a little dreary in others, as winter begins in earnest. Just as Halloween leaps out at me in October, Thanksgiving is the […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for October ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for October ‘18
Hi Everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the crisp weather, the turning of the leaves in some parts of the country – particularly in the East – and everything revving up for a busy fall! I really enjoy October, AND it’s the month of one of my favorite holidays: Halloween. It’s one of those playful holidays […] Read more