A CATHOLIC, A JEW and a life changing chat

I used to feel safer if there was no G-d, because then at least I thought the playing field would be even…in this game, there would be no referee calling unfair plays on me. If you are like I was, you don’t want to hear people talking about…

💖A NEW DAY: good morning

MORNING RITUALS My dear friend Annie asked me to write down and send her my morning Jewish rituals. Here they are, as of now. Someone somewhere along the line told me this is what a Jew is supposed to do upon awakening. As I did not grow up observant, I have been adding Jewish observances Read More

TOES IN THE WATER: Mitzvahs in the sand

Growing up, I viewed religious observance as irrelevant at best. More so, I saw it as undesirable and sort of silly. Why would  people burden themselves with rituals, customs and vague laws from some ancient book? Really, I carried a bit of hostility towards the whole thing. My world, full of few rules, allowed for Read More

THE POSSIBLITY OF G0D: a recap plus a tad more

I sometimes have a hard time decluttering –  i.e. eighteen year old scrawled birthday cards from my kids, my parent’s odds and ends dishes that don’t match, old painted wooden “heart” tissue boxes my kids made (and I never really even used – three of them!). So when I found a story I wrote a Read More

MY DAD: A blue eyed tribute

I still look up to my dad. He’s been gone fourteen years. A fascinating man, he had some wonderful rare attributes, a good share of challenges, and as far as the title goes, piercing blue eyes.  He loved big and had a hard time showing it. Words, hugs and easy companionship, those weren’t his way. Read More