JoAnn Rackear Goldrich

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JoAnn Rackear Goldrich is the author of several published short stories, poems and articles, as well as a number of children’s picture books. As an educator, composer, and writer, she has spent a lifetime among children; at a keyboard; or in front of a computer screen--- the places and spaces wherein her Muses dwell.

JoAnn grew up as a Jewish kid in Miami, Florida. Her life has taken her down many different roads...from a religious nineteen year old living in Jerusalem, to her marriage and divorce back in the States...from straight to gay. In the 1970's and 80's she focused on her music and songwriting, performing at local venues and recording a demo of her "greatest hits." As a special educator, she spent many years working with children wh
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A New Dawn

This morning, writing is meditation; words become prayer. My characters speak to me, some with their own authentic voices, others with an echoing resonance of the familiar known. Writing is a portal into a reality unfolding at my fingertips, whether given or chosen, found or forced, inspired or produced, automatic or pragmatic. This morning, writing becomes salvation. A peaceful beginning. A ne...

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“The velvet voice of her soul.”
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“You are as old as the data you store and the rate by which you process it.”
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“[D]on't ever apologise to an author for buying something in paperback, or taking it out from a library (that's what they're there for. Use your library). Don't apologise to this author for buying books second hand, or getting them from bookcrossing or borrowing a friend's copy. What's important to me is that people read the books and enjoy them, and that, at some point in there, the book was bought by someone. And that people who like things, tell other people. The most important thing is that people read...”
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“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

“Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

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