Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
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Reflections

Where do I come from?

When my daughter Lauren was in kindergarten, the class took a trip to our local zoo to learn about animals. The children were treated to two beautiful, slightly unusual...

Am I my brother’s keeper?

I have always loved books. As a child, I treasured my hard-cover editions of Heidi, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and Black Beauty and loved the nights when my mom and I...

What’s love got to do with it?

In 1984, after a stalled career and an abusive marriage, Tina Turner wrote her comeback smash hit “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” The song is actually an...

No regrets

It shouldn’t take a diagnosis of cancer or other life threatening illness to make us “wake up” to wanting to live our lives more fully. Yet, for many of us, the...

Judgments about others can change our world

My cell phone rings and Mom’s name flashes on the screen. “I’m ashamed of myself,” she whispers into the phone. “Oh, hi Mom, about what?” I ask. My mother...

This Thanksgiving, dish up the gratitude

My husband Ray was diagnosed with diabetes in 1962 when he was 12 years old. Back in those days, it was a big ordeal to manage juvenile diabetes. There were no...

Finding a path to forgiveness

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5777 SECTION D On a chilly day in February over a decade ago, I drove my mother to the hospital to visit her only sister, Emily. My mother was...

Shabbat beckons us: ‘Let our burdens go!’

Recently, I heard a talk on stress management where the lecturer, holding a glass of water, asked: “How heavy is this glass of water?” The audience called out...

The gift of the hummingbird

I have become aware of many things since my husband died. At first, it had to do with the content of my dreams, visual images and messages that brought me closer to...

The Taming of the Screw

I never really wanted to learn how to change the water filter underneath the kitchen sink or backwash the swimming pool. I definitely wasn’t interested in fixing the...