Month: July 2016

The Way to Yes

“You say yes to everything,” my daughter’s friend remarked late last night, as we blew up the air mattress in the basement. The question my daughter posed was whether they could rent a movie from Amazon Prime to watch at the sleepover. I was heartened to be seen as a permissive mother, given that I always feel I’m coming down… Read more →


“O beautiful for pilgrim feet, Whose stern, impassioned stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness! America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!” ~ the second stanza of America the Beautiful We stood in silent formation in the synagogue yesterday morning, a chipmunk scurrying on the patio beside us, revealed… Read more →