Category Archives: Holiday

Words and actions

Seeing the world for what it truly is means sometimes you see things you love and sometimes you see things you would rather ignore.  Most of the time I try to close my eyes to, or at least hold a dispassionate curiosity for the “low-vibe” stuff like the fact that 100M kids got turned on…

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Real Monsters

Forget 2012 doomsday predictions, what my neighborhood went through this past weekend falls under its own category of apocalyptic scenarios.   Instead of Halloween preparation revelry, a massive, unexpected and eerily unseasonal winter blizzard descended upon my area like a scene out of a Stephen King novel.  The suddenly bleak and wintry skies deposited so…

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Making Days Holy

For those of you who don’t know, the Jewish High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashana (the New Year) and end with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement).  During this ten day stretch, those who observe go through a period of deep introspection, evaluate the choices and actions we’ve made over the course of the…

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Summer Slides into Fall

For those of you following my recent blog posts, you might have noticed there have been more than a few weeks of “not-so-good” topics:  from the loss of my Grandfather to last week’s hurricane, it’s been a hard summer – and it’s been difficult to find moments to put in the “good” pile against the…

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Happy F&*#ing Mother’s Day

In my regular Mama role I sometimes have the opportunity to enjoy all the trappings motherhood can bestow.  Today, Mother’s Day, was especially bittersweet as you’ll soon see, but I did somehow manage to still spend the day with one of my children and my adoring partner, eating a beautiful brunch, hobnobbing with freshly shorn…

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SANTA IS CHEAP!

Geoffrey the Giraffe has morphed our children into Xbox crazed zombies and at no time of the year is this more obvious than during the month of December.  Is it possible that our children value the price tag on their gifts more than their mother’s warm embrace?   I’m not sure, but what I do…

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Thanksgiving: Variations on a Theme

This year geography prevents my doing a whole Norman Rockwell thing for Thanksgiving.  I am in NY and most of my family is in LA, so spending the holiday with my six younger siblings and our thirteen children is, unfortunately, not happening.  But showering family with culinary affection isn’t how I think we should be…

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