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Confession of a Loving Fan

  “What I’ve learned about marriage: You need to have each other’s back; you have to be a kind of team going through life.”  Tom Petty. This has been a complicated week. There are the big things. The moronic tweets … Continue reading

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A time to hold on: A time to let go

Nature has many lessons for us if we only take time to notice and listen. Yesterday I was reminded of what a tree can tell and teach us. There is a little tree out my window that, although I watch throughout the … Continue reading

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Finding Quiet in a Fallen Branch

This morning I am reminded of a variation of the age-old question “If a tree branch falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? “ Working from my home office gives me … Continue reading

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A time to follow rules and a time to break them.

As a young girl, I was very compliant. If I was told to do something, I generally did it. If I was told not to do something, I usually didn’t. There were exceptions (ah yes, the motorcycle ride, and a … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Baby Naming

“A person has three names: one that he is called by his father and mother; one that people know him by, and one that he acquires for himself” Midrash, Kohelet Rabba Words matter. Names are important. What we call ourselves, … Continue reading

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Chosen Family Friends

I pulled up to number 62, parked the car, unbuckled my 1-year old son from his car seat and walked across the front yard. I noticed a blonde woman with curly hair, a large green turtle swimming pool and a … Continue reading

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A Good Hour. The Right Time.

At a good hour. At the right time. B’sha’ah tovah. That is the traditional Jewish response to learning about a pregnancy. Generally, in the United States, we say “Congratulations, Mazel Tov, or Wonderful” but Judaism says, “At a good hour”. … Continue reading

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