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“I’m not a cat”

February 17, 2021

“Nothing like a little judicious levity.” ~ From The Wrong Box, by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne (1889) By now, most of you have probably seen the short video of a lawyer accidentally visually represented as a cat during a courtroom hearing via Zoom. Usually, when I come upon an amusing video clip such […]

Loss, Renewal, Hope

January 28, 2021

“I…I’m a new day rising. I’m a brand new sky To hang the stars upon tonight.” ~From “Times Like These” by Foo Fighters (One by One, 2002)   Just before 2020 became 2021, a friend of over 25 years passed away due to COVID-19. I had just seen him, along with his wife Sharon, less […]

The Longest Night

December 21, 2020

“I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.” ~ Dolly Parton Happy Winter Solstice! It’s officially winter, the quiet season. In spite of the vaccine beginning to roll out, we are in the middle of a peak in this pandemic, so harmonizing […]

Tunnel Vision

December 11, 2020

“Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.” ~ Louisa May Alcott     Recent news of vaccines on the way has brightened the light at the end of the 2020 tunnel, but we are still in the middle of it, and it can seem pretty dark at times. Jews around the […]

On the Breath of Dawn

November 22, 2020

“We are people borne of sound The songs are in our eyes Gonna wear them like a crown Walk out, into the sunburst street Sing your heart out, sing my heart out I’ve found grace inside a sound I found grace, it’s all that I found And I can breathe Breathe now” From the song […]

Come Together

October 18, 2020

“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone – any person or any force – dampen or diminish your light… Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome […]

I heard the news, baby

October 7, 2020

“Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.” ~ Mary Webb My souvenir from the Staples Center, 2007   1978 was a memorable year for me. As a freshman in High School, navigating all of the changes and challenges that come with being a teenage girl, music was a source of passion, […]

The Resilient Rose

August 26, 2020

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.” ~ André Gide My resilient rose plant, being resilient.   André Gide’s quote above would seem to be made for our current challenges. It can often seem as if we are lost at sea, without any idea […]

Rolling Papers

August 13, 2020

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” ~ William Bruce Cameron   There is a nationwide coin shortage in the United States, due to COVID-19, and the U.S. Mint is encouraging consumers to begin spending, depositing or exchanging their coins for currency, either at their bank or […]

Après la pluie, le beau temps

July 24, 2020

“A different language is a different vision of life.” ~ Federico Fellini   Our world has become more connected over the last few decades and the populations of individual countries increasingly varied, as more frequent travel and technology blur the old boundaries between places. Temporary limitations due to COVID-19 aside, this worldwide amalgamation of cultures […]