Monthly Archives: September 2012

Movie Review: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

This movie is great.  I saw it with my sixteen-year old son and we both thought it was terrific.  We give it two thumbs up.  You have to see it, and if you have a teenager you should go together. … Continue reading

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Things Sometimes Are What They Seem

Our rabbi told us a story during one of his sermons this past week during Yom Kippur, and I can’t get it out of my mind.  I paraphrase: A man rode up to a village and approached the Village Gatekeeper. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

Happy birthday Daddy! It’s hard to believe that an entire year has passed since we all celebrated your 80th birthday together.  You were so gorgeous and lovely that night, and I will never forget the heartwarming speech that you made, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready: Then vs. Now

When I was in my early twenties and living in the Big city it was pretty easy for me to get ready for a big event.  A week before I would: Look in my closet and find something to wear, Try … Continue reading

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Eat Now, Then Atone

Eat early today and go to temple like a good Jew.  I am going.  Dinner is almost ready, though it seems like I just finished lunch.  I will be full in temple, satiated, tired.  I will sleep deeply tonight. I … Continue reading

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One Rape Too Many and Too Close to Home

A young woman was raped this weekend very close to where we live.  It happened at the Hudson River Park in Tribeca, at Harrison Street, where we run and bike every day, where our children play, where we walk to and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: End of Watch

Jake Gyllenhaal will undoubtedly be nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of an LAPD cop in his latest movie, “End of Watch”.  We saw it last night: me, my husband, and my sixteen year old son.  We give … Continue reading

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My Last First Anniversary!

Today is my one year wedding anniversary with my wonderful husband.  Happy anniversary gorgeous man! I only wish that we had met way back when (though of course we wouldn’t have had our four wonderful children then, so we can … Continue reading

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Book Review: Drinking Closer to Home

Recently I had the good fortune to meet a woman named Jessica Anya Blau.  She is smart and sassy and deep and intelligent.  She is a mother and a wife.  I liked her immediately.  Her father told me that she … Continue reading

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Insomnia? I Have the Cure

I am not an insomniac, though I do suffer from sleep interruption sometimes, which is really bad.  After sleeping for two or three hours I wake up and then toss and turn for another two or three hours.  So frustrating! … Continue reading

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