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On Yom Kippur, I am reminded that I am an Orphan

The yahrzeit candles were lined up in a neat little row. We lit then as tradition dictates on Yom Kippur for our parents. It is a stark reminder that for all intense and purposes, both the husband and I are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Born to be Wild by Jess P. Shatkin, MD MPH

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Delayed adolescence has been in the news lately, and not in a good way. We have read and heard from an untold number of pundits, politicians, and social theorists how our young people are in danger of never growing up. … Continue reading

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On Words: Happiness- Joy

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The facts: 2016 was actually a good year, and 2017 will be even better. As we enter a new year, there is so much negativity surrounding 2016, that people are simply waiting for the year to die. It’s as if … Continue reading

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On Writing: “Post-truth” and the Unbearable Lightness of Being Ridiculous*

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The dictionary defines “post-truth” as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”  In this case, the “post-” prefix doesn’t mean “after” so much as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Max’s Diamonds, by Jay Greenfield

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Max’s Diamonds, by Jay Greenfield, is actually two books in one. The overarching story is the mystery of some diamonds. Diamonds that were smuggled out of the ovens of the Holocaust to find a new home in America. Where did … Continue reading

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On Writing: Dystopia, Vampires and Zombies…or why can’t this younger generation be happy?

I wonder if the fact that for the children of the first world there are truly less and less boogeymen to fear, that they need to create terror and trauma in order to move forward with their lives. This younger … Continue reading

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L, love

Love is a Many Splendid Thing One year ago today, my mother * was in a car accident that would end up taking her life a week from now. She had lost my father* three years earlier to cancer. This … Continue reading

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