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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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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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Tangerine Tango Taste #5: Finding Faith

This is the last glimpse of Tangerine Tango! I hope your curiosity is piqued and you’ve ordered a  few copies! It’s healthy, like tangerines, sweet and sour like many citrus fruits, and proceeds are going to charity! This week I … Continue reading

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A Third Birthday & A Haircut: Upsherin!

Today is our eldest grandson’s third birthday. I remember when he was born three years ago; we’d just sat down in a local theater to see a Shakespeare play. I was about to turn off my phone and noticed I’d … Continue reading

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Announcing: Tangerine Tango: Women Writers Share Slices of Life

What’s Tangerine Tango? After publishing my first book, On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Ride Across America,  I was asked what my next book was about. I didn’t have one! Though I was looking for ideas. When … Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

It’s Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, created by the state of Israel to remember the Holocaust and the six million Jews who perished. It falls on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. For the remaining survivors, I’m sure they … Continue reading

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Remembering Blue Laws: A Barmaid’s Arrest

It’s Good Friday. Other than knowing that it ushered in Easter when I attended sunrise sermons and brunches with friends, I hadn’t given much thought to the day.  (See Ash Wednesday post) Until I worked as a reporter for The … Continue reading

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