❑ In these challenging times, the WWBA Wellness Committee reminds us: “Every day find a few moments to close your eyes and take 5 deep breaths.” Please stay tuned for a future event.
❑ WWBA Member Earns Community Praise – In the July 31, 2021 issue of “The Record Review,” the local paper for Bedford, Pound Ridge, and Lewisboro, the author of Bedford’s Talk of the Town led his column with kudos for Katonah resident, and WWBA member, Rebecka Levitt, along with her son Michael. Rebecka and Michael worked together to plant a small garden between the sidewalk and the road in front of their house. Rebecka got permission from the town to plant the area, which technically is part of the town’s curtilage. The plot attracted birds, bees, and even rabbits, as well as approving words from neighbors. WWBA commends Rebecka and Michael for contributing to the beauty of their community.
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❑ Prolific author Susan L. Pollet, former WWBA President, has published a work of fiction, available on Amazon, entitled Grey Divorce Support Group: From Pain to Peace. As noted by the editor, “Grey divorce, defined as a divorce for people over fifty years old, is a big issue right now as the rates of it are climbing. In this novel, the author reveals the main issues and causes of grey divorce through the vehicle of a fictional support group.” Best wishes to Susan for connecting with readers with this publication. Other titles available on Amazon by Susan L. Pollet include: Women in Crisis: Stories From The Edge; Through Walter’s Lens; Lessons in Survival: All About
Interview of the Month
An Interview with
by Amanda C. Fried
As I sit and write this, it feels, for not the first time in the last year, like the world is burning.
Almost immediately following the withdrawal of U.S. troops, the Afghanistan government collapsed and, as the world watched in horror, the Taliban rapidly re-seized power. Evacuations, to the extent they were successful, were chaotic and heart wrenching, leaving many, many, many at-risk individuals behind, including but certainly not limited to female journalists and activists. The threat to women’s rights and freedom in Afghanistan will be devastating and the violence to which women and minorities will be subjected will be unbearable.
Notwithstanding the herculean efforts of the scientific community to provide the world with effective vaccinations to protect us from the devastating effects of COVID-19, we are still in the throes of a seemingly never-ending pandemic. Hospitals are, once again, at capacity, thanks to the more contagious Delta variant. It seems that further mutations of the virus are inevitable and, tragically, the death toll keeps rising.
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