Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wonderful Fannie

I had the good fortune of spending Easter Sunday with Fannie who happens to be 96 years old. Alert and filled with zest she is a marvel that makes you realize that age sometimes is merely a number. At one … Continue reading

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Why I wish to remember the Holocaust

I was recently asked “why are you so concerned about the Holocaust? It happened so many years ago. “My answer is simple, because having met so many survivors through the years it became more than a historical tragedy that I … Continue reading

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Life,Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Winston Churchill once said”Americans always get it right after they have tried everything else.”. I believe that this is very true of applying the dream of the Constitution to everyone. For centuries people of color, women and same sex couples … Continue reading

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Please help me understand

I am fortunate in that I have had a marvelous education that has enabled me to follow rational arguments, and understand the diverse views of others. However, there are some realities that I cannot understand, and having heard the arguments … Continue reading

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Newtown has changed us

It has been a tradition that as time goes by the support for change weakens. However, we are one hundred days out since the horrific murders in Newtown, and the pressure for change is growing. All over the country people … Continue reading

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Good Old Days?

I hear a great deal about the good old days .The premise seems to be that life was more fulfilling and perfect in the 50’s . I loved many things about that time period, but I also remember a lot … Continue reading

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Passover remembrance

Our country is still grieving over the senseless loss of innocent lives in Newtown. That awful day will live with each of us forever, and it reminds me that in Europe from 1939 to 1945 incidents like Newtown happened every … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Richards

My friend Elizabeth Richards died recently after a long battle with cancer. She was a brilliant writer, and an even more wonderful person. Despite her illness ,she never lost her zest for life and was an incredible role model. I … Continue reading

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Kindness lasts forever

On so many occasions my mind sends forth a memory of some act of kindness that has been part of my past. Those moments when someone put me above themselves, and showed me the beauty of human caring warm my … Continue reading

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Which is more naive?

When one speaks of the constant search for peace in a conflict they are often dismissed as na├»ve. Being opposed to armed conflict is equated with singing “Kumbaya” and having your head in the sand. The reality is that when … Continue reading

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