Tag Archives: Lake Erie

Yes, there is hope for clean water

Richard Morris dedicated Canoedling in Cleveland to “the heroes who brought back fish, ducks, and eagles to the Cuyahoga River and people to the beaches of Lake Erie and who created Cuyahoga Valley National Park.” In 2014 he introduced Canoedling … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Streams and Waterways in Greenbelt, Maryland

This past weekend, May 9-10, at the Green Man Festival in Greenbelt, Maryland, we celebrated “Streams and Waterways.” This was the same motif as the environmental theme of my new novel, Canoedling in Cleveland, in which my teenage characters canoe  down the dead … Continue reading

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Canoedling in Parma!

“I have to canoodle him, like I always do to people,” Jeff says. “Canoodle?” Lori asks. “That’s not an SAT word.”             “Nope. It’s just one of my favorites. It means to get your way with someone by coaxing or … Continue reading

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The great canoe race . . .

Chapter 2 of Canoedling in Cleveland is entitled, “Racing Randy.” Protagonist Jeff and friend Randy are pitted against each other in a swimming race across Hinckley Lake near Cleveland where swimming is prohibited. It’s all to impress Lori, their companion adventurer. … Continue reading

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Ferguson and the racial divide

The riots in Ferguson, Missouri, this week bring to mind the Hough riots in  Cleveland in 1966. (Won’t our country ever change?) Both Ferguson and the Hough section of Cleveland had recently changed from nearly all-white to mostly African-American, but their police forces remained … Continue reading

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Breaking News! Canoedling in Cleveland is available!

I am delighted to say that my young adult novel (for all ages), Canoedling in Cleveland, is now available on Amazon.com. You can order it today.  

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A Mallard On The Cuyahoga

For the past week or so, we’ve been visiting friends and relatives and touring my boyhood home in Rocky River, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. One day, we took a cruise boat from downtown past I. M. Pei’s stunning Rock & … Continue reading

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