Monthly Archive: January 2012

Gifts of a Lifetime


She reminded me of a Redwood Tree: tall, a bit heavy, and a few centuries old. Beyond that were the obvious differences, including graying hair that evolved into the most interesting shade of light blue that enthralled our entire 8th grade class. Mrs. H. commanded more than her share of respect, and maybe even fear, …

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Chances of a Lifetime


She told me she wanted to die. Standing at the curb, all it would take was one step into the flow of cars a few feet away. Just one foot off the curb,…..then…. SMASH. The sound of twisting metal and bursting glass snapped her out of her trance. She stared at the car that had …

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Have You Given Today?


Of everything I’m grateful for, my husband’s sister, Michal, sits close to the top of the list. From the time we first met as roommates in seminary over two decades ago (wow), I knew right away that she would always be one of the most giving people I would ever meet. Her often empty closet …

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If Looks Could…..Inspire?

This book cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows "Steve Jobs," by Walter Isaacson. Simon & Schuster/AP Photo

My husband is an IT professional, which is why I knew the new Steve Jobs book would find its way into our home. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a glimpse of the cover: My husband is reading it piecemeal instead of cover-to-cover, which explains why the book can be found on the …

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Delivering a Daily Dose of TLC


When my sleepy 7 year old emerged from his bed, clutching his stomach in agony, I knew that anything planned for the day had officially gone out the window. I truly hope your community is enjoying perfectly good health, but here in Monsey, we’re struggling with a severe stomach virus epidemic. Nothing like the ’24 …

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