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Up and Outward Bound

I’ve received my first royalty check from sales at and excerpts from Not Done Yet, woven into a single narrative, won Second Place Honors in the Henderson County Silver Arts competition last week. Tipsy-making! I’ve also gotten a couple of early opportunities to speak about my transplant journey, and I’m really looking forward to connecting with my audience in […]

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 six pound brisket, gefilte fish and horseradish, potatoes, carrots, and […]

Sunrise over Chestnut Ridge

Monday Morning Gratitude

So much to be thankful for: A rose and lavender sunrise that called me out of the house in my bathrobe. Well worth the stroll. The spectacular sight reminded me of the morning I awoke from transplant surgery at the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center.The very first thing my eyes took […]