Monthly Archives: April 2010

Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel


Some of the nicest trips are close to home – particularly when you live someplace as beautiful as northern California. Last weekend, we drove down to Monterey and Carmel with Uzi and Hava. The morning started out sunny in Palo … Continue reading

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Waiting for Rumpestilskin


This morning, I was sitting in my windowless cubicle, surrounded by fluorescent lights and feeling a bit like the princess that was locked in a tower room with bales of straw, trying to figure out some way to turn the … Continue reading

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Happy Thoughts


As I was steeping in my lavender bubble bath tonight and reflecting on my weekend, I recalled the words of Robert Lewis Stevenson from one of my favorite childhood books, A Child’s Garden of Verses: The world is so full … Continue reading

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Work is Therapeutic


It’s slightly over a month since the surgical pin was removed from my right hand and it’s still not “back to normal”. My physical therapist told me this morning that it make take up to a year for the hand … Continue reading

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Remembering My Father at Passover


On the last day of Passover this year, I attended synagogue and participated in the Yizkor service, the special memorial prayer that is recited on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Shavuot, and Passover. Rabbi Sarah Graf (Congregation Kol Emeth) suggested that … Continue reading

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Trying Acupuncture for the Final Stretch


It’s been three weeks since I had the surgical pin removed from my right hand. At first, it looked more like a lobster claw than a hand. And the only finger that I could move at all was my thumb. … Continue reading

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Passovers Past and Present


Passover is one of my favorite holidays. Not that I’m a big fan of matzoh. And admittedly, it’s a lot if work to prepare for Passover. But I love having the family gather together for the Seder. I love the … Continue reading

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