Monthly Archives: December 2014

Balancing Bad News and A Good Day

The day after a family Hanukkah party Dec. 21, we had plans to take two of the grands to a puppet show  based on Eric Carle’s picture book, The Hungry Caterpillar and other stories. We needed to allow time to … Continue reading

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NY Botanical Gardens’ Holiday Train Show

I was ambivalent about attending the New York Botanical Gardens’ Holiday Train Show.  I figured it would be yet another way that the holiday season has become commercialized and though I admire model trains, they don’t captivate me too much. Call … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday: Braiding Challahs

For Giving Tuesday I joined 379 other volunteers to help braid 700 challahs that would be donated to needy families. I’ve never baked a challah, or any bread for that matter and the only braiding I’ve done is with yarn … Continue reading

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