ARTICLES BY JANET KURTZ

Felipe Horta - Master Mask Maker
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Janet Kurtz

Mascaras: Mexican Masks – Then and Now

Patzcuaro, Mexico, early morning. Debora, our local guide, rounded us up in the patio of La Mansión de los Sueños, a former colonial edifice that had served as a sumptuous home for a wealthy family in the day. Our group of fifteen travelers, enrolled in Spanish classes, visits to the Rosario Butterfly reserve, and Mexican

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Janet E. Kurtz

The Back-Story of “BIRTHING A BOOK”

“Writing a book is like being pregnant without a due date.”  J.Kurtz (Quote from the upcoming May 2020 issue of my Her Voice article about writing a book.) Conception: The idea to write a book was conceived several decades ago. I began jotting notes and organizing my photos, journals, and musings. The Minnesota/Wisconsin cabin, flora,

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Janet Kurtz Holding Her New Book
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Janet E. Kurtz

Northern Shores-Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life has officially been “born!”

The most wonderful shipment arrived last week…   …my new book Northern Shores – Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life has officially been “born!” Birth Announcement – A bouncing baby Memoir Name: Northern Shores – Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life Birth Date: April 9, 2020 Genre: Historical/Hysterical Memoir Height: 9” Weight” 1lb.

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First Congregational Church, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Janet E. Kurtz

Day 24 away from home. . . or. . . Back home again

  So, it has come to this. Fifty years after leaving this town for college, I am back, seated in my mother’s car, parked in front of the First Congregational Church where my father was once pastor and my brother and I used to shimmy around the ledge of the 100-some-year-old structure to see if

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Isabel Allende
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Janet E. Kurtz

Isabel Allende Writes

Every January 8th Isabel Allende, the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author, steps into her “writing” shed to begin her next book. It became her habit starting on January 8, 1981, when she wrote a letter to her terminally-ill grandfather. That letter morphed into her first book, The House of Spirits / La Casa de

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Don Miguel Ruiz
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Janet E. Kurtz

The Year: 2020

Seems such an amazing date. Every January is a new beginning, but in 2020? This must be very resilient in the numerology game. Strong. Defiant. Heady. Barreling in at the end of the twenty-teens. A new decade, doubling itself. 2020. Once sitting way out there in the future. Way past the predictions of George Orwell’s

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