Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Lemons of Life

It’s so funny how we make plans. I’m going to do this today, and that tomorrow, and then next week or next month or next year…yadda yadda yadda Of course we have to plan. It’s imperative to be organized and … Continue reading »

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Change the Words

I was reading yesterday in Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, that if a word doesn’t serve you, if you recoil at the sound of it and it prevents you from truly experiencing whatever the word represents, change the word. Change … Continue reading »

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Listening

There have been clients I knew I shouldn’t work with because a little voice in my head warned me during the negotiation phase. And I did it anyway and ended up with a mess. There have been times I’ve thought … Continue reading »

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The Poetry of Sports

At our Thanksgiving table, my husband had to give a speech about the wonder of the San Francisco Giants.  You see, his brother lives in SF and we live here, and the rivalry between the brothers during the World Series … Continue reading »

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Back to the Blog

I took the last five days off to be with my family. We drove from Detroit through the Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania and onward into our nation’s capital, for the holiday with one side of this ever-growing family. And then, … Continue reading »

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Israel Through My Eyes

Yesterday, I printed out this article from Tablet Magazine and had my children read it. After all three had finished reading, including 6-year-old Shaya, who took his time, taking in every single word and asking questions along the way, we … Continue reading »

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Simple Pleasures: The Beauty of Leftovers

Saturday night’s dinner was spectacular, if I don’t say so myself.  I had roasted a chicken for our Shabbat meal on Friday, so I pared down the leftovers and whipped up a chicken salad with celery, scallion, Dijon mustard and … Continue reading »

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Inexplicable Bias

As a long-time member of the media, I always bristle when someone attacks “the media” for having slants, bias and irresponsible reporting. “But what about those of us who ARE responsible,” I’d offer back. Now it’s my turn to wag … Continue reading »

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Packaging Is Important

“You don’t talk to me that way,” the woman said loudly to the little boy. Maybe three or four years old, he sat huddled on the floor, his arms around his legs, quiet. The woman with him – mother? nanny? … Continue reading »

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Storytelling: What’s Yours?

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: everything that annoys us, thrills us, excites and delights is a mirror. What you see and judge in the world actually says more about you than about anyone or anything else. … Continue reading »

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