Category Archives: Photo

Heroes behind the Hereos

My honey sent me a link this morning of a video that first made the YouTube rounds in 2006.  As I watched it, I was poignantly reminded me how powerful simple human kindness and the vision that one person can hold for another who doesn’t fit everyone’s preconceived notions of what a typical student, basketball…

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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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Stars, Moon(ies) & Mamas

Whether discussing astrology or aspirin, celestial bodies or our slightly overweight ones, women can connect over anything and at this weekend’s New Life Expo in NYC, there was plenty for me and my favorite spiritual females to gab about. As a new vendor, I was clearly deserving my “new lifer” label.  Caught in a swirling…

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Sorrow – A Trilogy

SORROW has many faces.  Sorrow doesn’t discriminate, nor does it tread lightly.  When we speak of sorrow, like a universal code, we know it means trouble; a death, an illness, the loss of a job, betrayal.  Sometimes it’s personal; the loss of self esteem, the onset of depression.  Other times it’s global; think Steve Jobs…

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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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Unconventional Thinking

After officiating a sumptuous Bat Mitzvah at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor Saturday, my honey and I enjoyed a lovely night out like a real couple, seeing the new Aaron Sorkin/Steve Zaillian scripted, Brad Pitt starrer Moneyball at the local Bedford Playhouse theatre. Typically the only movies I don’t enjoy are horror…

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Giving Birth to MoM

Today was a great day for mothers all over the country. No, it wasn’t a bra burning day or the day that the perfect combination of lactogenic herb, pain relief and diet all arrived in one neat little pill.  But nonetheless, Mothers rejoice because the Museum of Motherhood was born into our world. The brain…

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In Honor of Heroes

  On an impossibly perfect early September Monday ten years ago, the lives of all Americans were marred by a shocking display of evil perpetrated by fanatics, igniting a war on terror that still rages today.  I can still remember that fateful day as though it were yesterday.  But it wasn’t yesterday, it was a…

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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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Hurricanes and Earthquakes and Floods – Oh MY!

After the immense sadness and intense soulfulness of the last two weeks, dealing with my Grandfather’s last days and funeral, I felt sure I would be more than entitled to a restful period where I could take stock of these past few weeks, meditate, rest, be with the kids (I know these last two don’t…

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