Hi! My name is Abby. I’m

a wife, mom & “Doodleloo”

to my grandkids, & a TV

documentary and feature

producer professionally,

(now retired.) I love art,

music, reading, photography,

adventure travel & creating

digital art. Married to my

best friend for 55 years, our

adventures continue as we

walk this earth living our best



    June 27, 2021 by

    WEST WITH GIRAFFES by LYNDA RUTLEDGE …and so, the journey continues, in the Fall of 1938, for Wild Boy and Wild Girl, two East African giraffes who miraculously survived a killer hurricane on their sea voyage to New York. They traveled aboard a freighter from (present day) Kenya, arriving in New York harbor in a… Read more


    June 7, 2021 by

    In view of the historically, unspeakably tragic depopulation of our First Nation men, women and children that unfolded after 1492, the survival of Indigenous people is truly extraordinary and speaks loudly to their strengths and innate knowledge of the land and meaning of community. However, even today the legacy of invasion, conquest, inhumanity and colonialism… Read more


    May 17, 2021 by

    THE MAGDALENE DECEPTION by Gary McAvoy A mythical legend, the resurrection of Jesus, Holocaust Jewish gold, the French Resistance, Nazis, Croatian fascists/terrorists (the Ustasha,) Vatican intrigue, high tech, action…and possible romance…what more could you ask for in a novel? THE MAGDALENE DECEPTION has it all in a masterful blend of real history and ‘what if’… Read more

  • My 10 MOST Exciting Travel Moments

    April 30, 2021 by

    Sunset and the plane Sandwiched between cloud layers… Orange, up and down Traveling is one of the best ways to enhance personal growth and broaden your horizons. It enables you to do things different from your routine activities. When you travel, you step out of your comfort zone to a different environment that urges you… Read more


    April 27, 2021 by

    Spring snow is not so unusual in Central New York, but unfortunately, it doesn’t last long. We’ve even had snow in the merry month of May!! Here’s my nod to April 2021’s beautifully heavy snowfall…that was gone by day’s end. Morning snow falling… Below, roots stir quietly With Spring’s rhythm. HAPPY SPRING 2021! HAPPY SPRING,… Read more


    April 25, 2021 by

    THE VENICE SKETCHBOOK by Rhys Bowen Rhys Bowen brings Venice to vibrant life in this dual-timeline, historical fiction novel. Filled with intrigue, secrets, history, love lost and found…and enchanting glimpses of evocative Venice. As I have been fortunate to visit Venice many times, I was swept away by the familiar descriptions of places, food, art…like… Read more


    April 18, 2021 by

    THE LADY and the UNICORN by Tracy Chevalier Tracy Chevalier’s story of “The Lady and the Unicorn” is woven around the 6 famous tapestries (now housed in their own space in Paris’s Musee de Moyen Age.) Considered to be the greatest masterpiece of the medieval ages, they portray the seduction of a unicorn by a… Read more


    April 11, 2021 by

    I’ve been working on some challenge pieces of digital art for Digital Whisper (digitalwhisper.blogspot.com) whose theme was a throwback to my childhood…little red wagon… …and for Flicker’s DIGITALMANIA, (https://flicker.com/groups/digitalmania,) we met artist GREG HANSON (www.galleriagreg.com/collage-quilts.html) who’s an artist specializing in collage and assemblage…challenging and sooo much fun! Short and sweet…that’s it for this posting. Hope… Read more


    April 1, 2021 by

    “WOMAN of GOD” by JAMES PATTERSON & MAXINE PAETRO “WOMAN of GOD” follows the life of Brigid Fitzgerald, a woman who survived a difficult childhood with drug addicted parents, as she becomes a doctor, serving on the front lines of war-torn Sudan. I was immersed in her MASH world where hopelessly understaffed, undersupplied, underfunded clinics… Read more

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