Monthly Archives: February 2015

Purim: Plays & Hamentaschen!

My friend Marla invited me over for lunch. “Come for blintzes,” adding she had some pitted jarred cherries from the Russian store and sour cream.   I happily ate the blintzes, a cheese-filled crepe popular in Jewish cooking. Knowing Marla’s busy … Continue reading

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Finished Projects: Winter Knitting

I’ve been knitting up a storm the past several months. I made matching sweaters for the 4 grandsons in royal blue, navy, and green and light blue.  The eldest grand-daughter got a jumper with a cabled top.  Of course, I … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan & Harper Lee: Forever Young

One usually doesn’t include Bob Dylan and Harper Lee in the same sentence. This week, however, the two icons made news, capturing the attention of fans and pundits. First, Dylan, 73, released his latest album, Shadows in the Night,  a collection … Continue reading

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Thank You, Carl Djerassi: Birth Control Pill Chemist

When I read the obituary of Carl Djerassi,  a chemist and writer who died this week at age 91, a series of “what ifs” came into my head. What if he and his parents hadn’t escaped the Nazis? What if … Continue reading

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