Monthly Archives: June 2011

Summer Frizz: A Curly-Haired Lament

Hair? I’m writing about hair?  Blame it on my sister Madeline. She posted on Facebook her search for the magic product that would solve the summer hair problem: frizz, frizz, frizz.  We’ve tried tons of products and all they do … Continue reading

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Yay, New York!

Makes sense, doesn’t it? If you don’t like something, whether lima beans, skydiving, or gay marriage; you don’t have to do it. It’s a free country, right? When in the grocery store, you can buy what you want. When deciding … Continue reading

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“Midsummer” & Me

How many of you remember the part you played in a summer camp play? I was “The Wall” in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and can still recite the lines. In this same interlude it doth befall That I, one … Continue reading

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Pills, Vitamins & Spinach

When my sister and I don’t feel well, whom do we call? After each other, we check in with dad. “Did you call daddy,?” My sister  Madeline will say if I call to complain about a particular ailment, anything ranging … Continue reading

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New York Botanical Gardens: Gardens of the Alhambra

It may have been pouring outside but inside the New York Botanical Garden’s conservatory, it was sunny southern Spain. Poems about nature by Federico Garcia Lorca line the walkways and surrounding gardens. Inside, classical guitar music fills the air as … Continue reading

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Film Files: “Sunshine” 1999

Nothing like Netflix. I just joined; I‘ll be catching up on films I missed and will do lots of knitting in the process. I watched “Sunshine,” a 1999 film about three generations of a Hungarian Jewish family from the beginning … Continue reading

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Silver Coins for Uri

Raised as a secular Jew, I celebrated holidays by eating traditional foods with little “religion.” My  two sons, raised like I was, each embraced Orthodox Judaism about five years ago.  It has been a journey for all of us- adjusting to … Continue reading

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What would Anne Frank do?

While the rest of the world is focusing on politicos misbehaving, the economy, Japan’s nuclear fallout, the Arab spring to summer, and numerous natural disasters portending the end of the earth, in Amsterdam, a bunch of people are embroiled in … Continue reading

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Mallomars in June? It’s “S’mores Time!”

What are the signs of summer? Not record breaking temperatures, which we’re experiencing, causing the whir of air conditioners to muffle any reminder that this should still be spring and the windows should be open. Not warnings that hurricane season … Continue reading

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Cycling Nova Scotia

We just returned from a few days cycling in Nova Scotia. Gorgeous scenery, little traffic, great food, friendly people. We toured the Eastern Shore on the Coastal Route through quaint towns of Mahone Bay, about 150 miles over three days. … Continue reading

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