The Power of Why

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Lady with gramophoneIt’s that time of year again – the streets are decorated, the malls are full of music, and there’s festive food everywhere. It doesn’t really matter what culture you come from, if it originated in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are you have some sort of observance happening around the winter solstice to celebrate the return of the light. Continue Reading »

Gun Control #3: What I’ve Learned

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

LearningHere’s what I learned about Gun Control in the last couple of weeks. Continue Reading »

I’m famous!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Head shot

Well, kind of. My friend Bernie Bellan, publisher of the Jewish Post & News, was kind enough to run a story about me in this local Jewish paper. Since the paper’s website is currently down, he very kindly gave me a PDF to share with you. Have fun!

Click here to read the article!

Gun Control #2 – Getting Started

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Gun, October 12Welcome to the second day of Gun Control! Yesterday I took some measurements – my right bicep is currently 31.5 cm around. Yes, it’s not a pretty picture. I also weigh 62.7 kg – that’s almost 138 lbs, at 152 cm, or 5 foot nothing. Ouch. Work to be done. Continue Reading »

Meet the Gun Control Project!

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Shadow arms

True confession: I am an older Jewish woman, and my heredity is to develop Hadassah arms. Also known as bingo arms, for my non-Jewish readers. But I am determined to beat my genes, and tone those babies up. Hence the gun control project. Continue Reading »

#BlogElul 28 – Give

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

BlogElul graphic Today I had the immense pleasure of reading a book called “The Art of Possibility”, by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander. I was stunned to discover that the book is 15 years old – where have these people been all my life? Continue Reading »

#BlogElul 25 – Intend

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

BlogElul graphicWell, it’s not hard to figure out how my intentions for this blog post series have not been working out very well. But today I will follow through on my good intention and post! Continue Reading »

#BlogElul 23 – Begin

Monday, September 7th, 2015

BlogElul graphic So I went to look at my old blog posts about this verb, and I had to laugh. September is clearly the new January here, here and here. So many cycles end and then begin this time of year. Continue Reading »

#BlogElul 22 – End

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

BlogElul graphic Well, that was a gap. But today’s word is End, and today I’ve chosen not to end my BlogElul series prematurely, despite its imperfection. Continue Reading »

#BlogElul 17 – Awaken

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

BlogElul graphic Wow. The obvious metaphor for awakening this time of year is the shofar, but I think I’ve written enough about that. Who or what else awakens during the month of Elul? Continue Reading »