Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hiking Hawaii: Lost Sons & Hot Lava

As soon as the car stopped, Jacob, then 11, and Nathan, then 9, leaped out of the car and started scampering like mountain goats. Seasoned hikers, clad in proper footwear, equipped with flashlights and canteens, they didn’t want to waste … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad: Not Toys for Kids

We’re only a few episodes away from completing watching Breaking Bad, the AMC series that ran for five seasons from January, 2008 to September, 2013. We had tried one episode ages ago and quickly dismissed it as not for us:  violence … Continue reading

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Some Books & A Play

Books I’ve read recently: In Boris Fishman’s A Replacement Life, magazine journalist Slava Gelman interviews old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, NY, and files Holocaust restitution claims on their behalf, massaging the facts a bit here and there to fortify the … Continue reading

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Football Fumbles

It’s fall. Pumpkins and cider. Foliage and sweaters. And football. While the NFL struggles with its own public relations nightmares— accusations of child abuse and domestic violence, here in New Jersey incidents involving the sport are grabbing headlines. In Sayreville, … Continue reading

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Turning Night Into Day

Turning Night Into Day. Reblogged from Naomi Baltuck. A perfect Yom Kippur message.

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