Category Archives: Holidays

Friday Fictioneers: Let My People Go!

It’s been weeks since I’ve been able to participate in Friday Fictioneers, and oh how I’ve missed it! Each week I see the prompt, and have had to leave it waiting. I knew I would not have time to reciprocate … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Thanksgiving Far From Home

It’s been an amazing week. On Monday I got a personal email from Arianna Huffington, offering to publish my story The Jerusalem Synagogue Attack: Let’s Talk Truth (which I shared here last week) on the Huffington Post. It was thrilling, to … Continue reading

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An Oldie: Call Me Ho, Ho, Ho!

Tales from the Motherland Straight up with a twist Skip to content ← The Middle… Have to Laugh or I’d Cry… Oh, Right! I’m Crying Too. The Middle… The U.N. Full Assembly → Countdown to Holiday Spirit: Oh Baby, Call Me Ho, Ho, Ho! Posted … Continue reading

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Bucket List Dreams Come True, Another Face to Face Blogger Encounter: NYC a Twofer

Note: It took me all week to get around to writing this post, because my week was bat ass crazy! Not a minute to really write or reflect. So, I’ve spared nothing here. No part 1 and 2, as would … Continue reading

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A Few Moments to Think About Veteran’s Day

I’ve been stuck… all week. Too much on my mind; too many things swirling in my thoughts. I finally had a post all ready, percolated and set to be typed and published… but then this morning I got in the … Continue reading

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Something Slutty This Way Comes… Seriously?

Ok, I admit it; I’m getting old. I find myself lost in the crazy world of progress. Some days lately, I sound like an old lady even to myself! Look at all those naked butts! These black leggings have got … Continue reading

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The New Year: A Time for Reflection, Change, and a Gas Mask

Last night we welcomed the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, with a full house, at worship services.  There was much singing; everyone arrived in their High Holy Day finest; and our Rabbi shared thoughts and words that were deeply meaningful … Continue reading

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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Beauty, Blogging, Can't sleep, Courage, Daily Observations, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, News, Parenting, Tales From the Motherland, Women, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Spring is in the Air… Finally.

It’s May first, May Day. As a kid, living in a small New England town, May day was always a fun day. Back in school, we still did the Maypole. Yes, I actually grew up dancing around a white pole … Continue reading

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Life and Death in the Blogosphere

In 2012 one of the biggest changes and influences in my life was writing, and more specifically: blogging. As the year began, blogging was still pretty new for me. While I had begun to find my groove, it was all … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Beauty, Blog, Blogging, blogs, Daily Observations, Death, Death of parent, Dying, Freshly Pressed, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Life, Musings, My world, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

The Middle: Leftovers

This Christmas I realized something… there are a lot of leftover feelings and memories that cloud the holidays for me. Melancholy falls on me as Christmas approaches and shift my experience, as hard as I try to surround myself with … Continue reading

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