Monthly Archives: May 2014

Audrey & Heidi: My Machatunim

I was lucky to see two special friends over the past 10 days: Audrey and Heidi. They’re my machatunim —a Yiddish word without an English equivalent that means the parents of my children’s spouses. More than a mere term, machatunim … Continue reading

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Favorite Painkillers: Brand Names, Generic or Homeopathic?

The knuckle on my right hand index finger has been misbehaving lately, aching and sending shooting pains up through the finger, interfering with simple tasks like cutting vegetables and extremely important tasks like knitting. It hasn’t responded to my usual … Continue reading

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Grandparents Day & New Castle

Yesterday was Grandparents’ Day at two of the grands’ school. I continue to be impressed with the Montessori method and enjoyed watching them perform various “works.” I had planned with my sister Madeline to meet in New Castle, Delaware, a … Continue reading

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Password Peril

“We’ve detected some virus activity on your account. Please change your password.” These sorts of emails send me into a panic. What was the original password for that credit card, store, membership, account, automatic bill, newsletter, blog, or whatever else … Continue reading

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Based on a True Story: Movies, Plays, & a Concert & a Book

Based a true story. That’s been the tagline of much of the culture I’ve either seen or read lately. Walking with the Enemy  claims to be less based and more “inspired” by the life of Pinchas Tibor Rosenbaum, a young Hungarian … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Civil Rights History, commentary, Judaism, Movies & TV, New York City, Reading, reviews, Theater, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments