Category Archives: reverence

A World of Contradictions – or is it Juxtapositions?

The Facebook posts scroll through hate and war and terror to love and hope and brilliance. A woman posts her son’s first book. A friend poses in an optimistic way on a brilliant sunny beach with the word POSITIVITY stamped … Continue reading »

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Recanting: The Truth about Israel

I was too outspoken in my earlier blog about the recent upheaval and tragedies in Israel. And I’m going on the record to apologize; I was wrong. Every single conflict in Israel has usually been misrepresented in world media as Israel … Continue reading »

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What They Had Was Now

“The woman, walking behind them, felt a sudden ache. She wanted more. More days like this. More time together.” “But the raven and the dog were not thinking about tomorrow. Tomorrow meant nothing to them. They delighted in this rush … Continue reading »

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Storms in the Night

A steady trickle of work, constant busy-ness, and yet the news reports were grim. Three Israeli boys murdered. Supreme Court decisions that show gender bias, religious influence and a lack of understanding of the workplace. Then at night, storms that … Continue reading »

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Stroke by Stroke, Cutting Through the Clear Water

Day 3 of swimming laps at dawn. I arrive to the pool in a cooler morning, my compatriots as tired as I, muscles finally feeling sore, ready regardless to plow through the clear water back and forth and back again … Continue reading »

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Spiritual Connections

Recently, my family celebrated the Jewish spring harvest holiday of Shavuot. It’s a little known holiday that most Jews don’t even notice, let alone the non-Jews in our midst. Luckily, my kids attend a school where some Orthodox kids go, … Continue reading »

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Ordinary Beautiful Moments

Ordinary beautiful moments, that’s what makes a wonderful life. Breathing in the mint-snow air atop Pike’s Peak in Colorado with Dan and the kids. Careening around curvy roads on the Oregon coast, to an oyster lunch on an innocuous dock … Continue reading »

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When The Day Starts Well & Early

It’s so easy to get up early in the summer. So today I was up before 6, doing a bit of yoga to soothing mantra music, and then took to the streets to walk two miles before starting my day. … Continue reading »

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The Meaning Changes with the Language

In Hebrew, Maya means water flowing, like a brook. In Hindu philosophy, Maya is illusion. It’s Old Persian for generous and in Buddhism, Queen Maya was considered to be the mother of Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. In the Muslim world, the … Continue reading »

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Remembering Graduate School in Vermont

It’s been raining for days and that’s ok because the smell of damp soil and wet plants reminds me of too short a time I spent in Vermont many years ago. I went to graduate school in writing, with a … Continue reading »

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