Monthly Archives: July 2013

Announcing: Nakshone Yair

Today our new grandson received his name. His older brother Uri  may still call him “baby brudder”  but we’ll call him Nakshone. Our son and daughter-in-law adapted the name from the Hebrew Nachshon,  meaning a daring or dashing person, and … Continue reading

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Birthdays! Babies! & New York City!

It’s been a busy week—royal baby in the UK arrived on my mother’s 83rd birthday  and the following morning our 4th grandchild,  and 3rd grandson was born, weighing in at 8lb. 4.oz.        He’ll be named tomorrow after … Continue reading

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Book Briefs: Family Sagas & Secrets

When not reading every Curious George title or mischief myths written and illustrated by Gerald McDermott, I try to read a few adult books. Here’s some recently read fiction that flew by fast. The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards takes … Continue reading

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Fasting & Tisha B’Av

My daughter-in-law Karen sent me this photo early this morning- with this caption: Crab walk with abba—Going to be a LONG fast for abba with all this exercise ha ha” Abba is Hebrew for father, which my grandchildren call their … Continue reading

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Twister! There’s An App!

I dropped my daughter at the airport early today for a flight to San Francisco, where she hopes to secure both an apartment and a job in the next week. She has her heart set on moving there and envisions … Continue reading

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New York Public Library: Why Children’s Books Matter

Children’s books are important. Any parent, teacher, librarian, children’s book author, and child can vouch for the role good literature plays in creating lifelong readers and shaping young lives. The exhibit The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter at … Continue reading

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Across the Generations: Mother Latifa

My mother’s post on Barbara Younger’s Friend for the Ride! Bravo, Mom! Across the Generations: Mother Latifa.

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