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Keep it Simple

June 7, 2021

“Walked out this morning Don’t believe what I saw Hundred billion bottles Washed up on the shore Seems I’m not alone in being alone Hundred billion castaways Looking for a home” ~ From “Message in a Bottle” (1979) by the Police I recently heard “Message in a Bottle” the classic 1979 song by The Police, […]

In-Personally

May 2, 2021

“The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward, like everybody else.” ~ Umberto Eco     There is a Los Angeles Italia Film Festival that annually showcases Italian films at a local theater. As with other events during the past couple of years, pandemic concerns and limitations […]

Spring in My Step

March 29, 2021

And the Spring arose on the garden fair, And the Spirit of Love fell everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest… ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant” 1820     Several days ago I received a vaccination against COVID-19. The subsequent intense and uncomfortable […]

“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, […]