March 12, 2022
We’re in the month of mad March hares, Caesars in fear of Ides, and St Patrick to quote Sotherans, an upscale English book store.
At about three a.m. I was pulsing through my cell’s photos and came across Dr. Willie Parker’s 2017 visit to Judson. Dr. Parker is a Black southern physician who aids women who want/need abortions. His book, LIFE WORK: A MORAL ARGUMENT OF CHOICE, says it all.
The one thing it doesn’t do is extol Dr. Parker’s courage and modesty.
Last Friday I raced to the Met to see the Walt Disney exhibit, Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts. There’s nothing like art history to dampen enthusiasm. The early Disneys – I’m thinking of Pinocchio, Bambi, Snow White – were fun, full of adventure and gaiety. The exhibit was weighted down with ponderous expositions on the influence of French design on the early films. Bored yet?
Yesterday, my museum pal and I stumbled upon the Met’s Costume exhibit. Such fun. Like the elderly teenagers we both are, we had a fine time criticizing and praising the various costumes. Here’s one of my favorites.
A little bragging and a lot of hope…I’ve edited D. M. Barr’s email.
The New York Chapter of Sisters in Crime released an anthology of sixteen short stories titled, Justice for All: Murder New York Style 5..
The anthology is eligible to be nominated for the Anthony Award, to be given out at Bouchercon later this year. If you are eligible to vote, please consider nominating this book for Best Anthology. The information is:
Justice for All: Murder New York Style 5
Edited by D.M. Barr and Joseph R.G. DeMarco
Published by Level Best Books
If you especially enjoyed some of the stories, please consider nominating them for best short story. Here are the titles and authors, in the order the stories appeared in the book:
LEADING LADIES – Lori Robbins
THE TEACUP – Catherine Siemann
THE ART OF PAYBACK — Cathi Stoler
THE NEW GUY–Anne-Marie Sutton
A TRIAL FOR THE BOOKS–D.M. Barr
DAVID AND THE GARMENTO–Roz Siegel
THE THANKSGIVING RAGAMUFFIN–Kathleen Marple Kalb
RISKY ASSUMPTIONS–Ellen Quint
FAMILY MATTERS–Mary Jo Robertiello
WHEN THE CAGED BIRD FLIES–Catherine Maiorisi
WHAT MATTERS MOST–Nancy Good
WINDY WILLOWS–Nina Mansfield
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO LUCY–Susie Case
INJUSTICE IN BROOKLYN–Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty
LAUNDRY AFTER MIDNIGHT–Nina Wachsman
HARBOR LIFE AND CITY SILT–Elle Hartford
Also, please encourage your friends to read the anthology and leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. It would go a long way in helping us bring well-earned kudos to the contributing authors.