holidays


Remembering Heroes

On Memorial Days past and present, just like on Christmas, many people think more about the real meaning of a holy-day and less about retail sales. I am among them. However, on May 31, I always add a special prayer of thanks for those who weren’t military heroes, but heroes of another […]


Think Outside the Box

Tis the season to give and receive presents. What to give? How to choose? There’s intention and talent behind those who are the Jordan Spieths of gift giving. Those for whom every gift delivered is a hole-in-one and brings the appreciative roar of the crowd. My brother Josh is one […]


Love is In The Air 1

There’s a Valentine’s Day buzz in the air. Here are the stats on this crazy (IMHO) holiday. Apparently the folks at StatisticBrain.com had no interest in researching how many people (of all ages, male and female, in or not in a “serious” relationship) dislike the holiday and wish it would be wiped off the calendar. I […]


Passover = Leftovers

Seder plate, matzoh cover, Elijah’s cup  I was a slave (to the kitchen) and now I am free. Lots of work, preparing for Passover, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Researching vegetarian and carnivorous recipes. Finalizing the menu. Shopping for items not usually on my list: matzoh meal, a […]


Light and Dark 1

Yes it’s winter, and it’s cold. But it’s also the season of light, so how can we complain? Chanukah light. Solstice light. Christmas light. The bright smiles of family and friends. On our morning walk today, Michael and I were blessed by this stunning sight. the hand of God touching […]