Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Year I Spent Reading Neal Stephenson (and a few other books)

It started innocently enough. I saw that Jasper Fforde had a new to me book out and I bought it immediately. Turned out that Shades of Grey wasn’t a Thursday Next book, but it was a delightful romp through a … Continue reading

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Table Runners Matter: 13 lessons I’ve learned Hosting Parties in my 30s

I wrote a list of 18 blog posts that I’d never write, but this one got some requests… so here you go. This summer, I spent more time than I’d like to admit researching table cloth lengths, looking at centerpieces … Continue reading

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Superman Sam by Suzanne Gallant

A little boy,Barely eight years old,Not old enough,Not nearly,Died, yesterday. A little boyI knew about,I knew his familyAnd I watchedFrom afar. A little boy,Who in his fightWith his diseaseBecame an exampleOf courage. Because his mother choseTo share his story Her … Continue reading

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Not Quite Haveil Havalim: An Incomplete Superman Sam Round-up

In Phyllis’s latest post, she said, I can’t keep up with the messages and emails and texts. I am overwhelmed with them. I think it is in a good way. I scroll through my Facebook feed, my email, my texts… … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace and Broken Trees

The song Amazing Grace makes me cry, because it makes my mom cry. It makes her cry because it came on the radio when she was driving to Meadows Elementary School to pick up my cousin Cathi for what she … Continue reading

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18 blog posts that I’ll never write after 10 years of blogging

I keep thinking that I should write an epic post to celebrate my blog turning 10. This  started as a temporary letter home from London, became a daily writing habit, morphed into a career, slowed to an occasional writing habit, … Continue reading

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Coming back to Israel

In case you are one of the few people who still read this blog, I’ll be in Israel from the 10th to the 20th. Tel Aviv – December 10, 11, 12, 13 (morning) Modi’in – December 13, 14 (day) Tel … Continue reading

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