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Lisa Winkler

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Lisa Winkler

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. (www.educationupdate.com). I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine’s website, www.smithsonian.com. (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I’m self-publishing a book, “On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Ride Across America” through Amazon’s Create Space. It’s about a teacher I met who rode his horse across the US. I write a blog, www.cyclingrandma.wordpress.com. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and three grandchildren. I’m an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga. All things I write about!

Stories by Lisa Winkler

Just when I stashed my orange sweaters to the back of the drawer, Pantone, the Carlstadt, NJ based color mavens declare 2012’s color of the...
In my kitchen, next to my telephone, sit a stack of pads of paper, all sent as gifts from various charities soliciting money. In my desk-filing...
Plié, jeté, arabesque. These terms dance in my head years after my ballet lessons ended. When I see a ballet, I remember doing these...
The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak offers as much surprise as a thick Cajun crawfish bisque. Randy Fertel’s father Rodney, ran for...
Yarn Bombing? A new worldwide craze has knitters and crocheters adorning city objects—lamp posts, fire hydrants, statues, bike racks...
Every Tuesday, at three pm, I collect my two-year- old grandson from nursery school and we play until his dinnertime, about two hours later. One...
Iron Lady, stars Meryl Streep as Britain’s Margaret Thatcher and captures Thatcher’s upbringing as a grocer’s daughter, how she...
Cobra, Camel, Cow, Cat, Dog. Lizard, Eagle, Crow, Pigeon.
No, I’m not at an animal menagerie. (Downward facing dog: yoga.about.com) Boat,...