#BlogElul 26: Create

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

There is a description of nearly all Jewish holidays that goes like this: “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.” Creating holiday-specific foods is an integral part of the tradition. (more…)

#blogExodus 3: Cleanse

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

blogexodus Passover is supposed to be a time of physical and spiritual cleansing – but is it? (more…)

#blogExodus 2: Exalt

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

blogexodus When I think of the word “exalt”, my mind immediately goes to those ancient Aramaic words that open the KaddishMay His great name be exalted and sanctified. (more…)

Discovering My Mission

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Camp girlIf you follow me on FaceBook, you’ve seen the saga I went through a few weeks ago – it took me about 24 hours longer to get from Winnipeg to San Antonio, TX, than intended. Blizzards, maintenance issues and everything the Universe could throw at me conspired to keep me from getting there on Thursday afternoon, as planned. (more…)

I Survived Passover!

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Passover It’s that time of year again! Once again, Passover has gone through my house and my life like a whirlwind, and now it is gone. (more…)

Dealing with Emotional Eating

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

woman with chocolateIf you are anything like me, you turn to food in times of joy, sorrow, boredom, fatigue, anger, or pretty much any time you feel like you need something to change how you feel. (more…)

I’m famous!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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. (more…)