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What began as a recent routine afternoon walk in my cul-de-sac was transformed into a trip down memory lane when I saw two families picking up their youngsters from the school bus. When I passed … more
The landscape for this July is much improved from a year ago – and that’s an understatement. The outlook is light years away from those dark days of last summer, when we were told to … more
When I last wrote about my pets two years ago, the world of pets – like the world of humans – was much different than it is today. Since the start of the pandemic, my pets, like … more
February, March and April usually give me multiple opportunities to remember my father, Ike. That’s because his yahrzeit (the 9th of Adar II or Adar I, depending on whether it’s a leap … more
Like just about everything we’ve encountered in this year of the coronavirus pandemic – which even the brilliant mind of “Twilight Zone” creator and writer Rod Serling would … more
KENNEBUNK, MAINE – Shirley Kessler, an inspiration who lived her life as the embodiment of kindness and empathy, passed away in Kennebunk on Aug. 15. A passionate educator, wife, mother, and … more
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a worrywart. I would often redo my homework in a bid for perfection, and I’d repeatedly study for tests. (Although this resulted in reasonably good grades, it was no help when it came to getting a decent score on the math SAT.) Excessive worrying followed me into adulthood – which is why I started going gray in my 20s. And with that kind of a track record, it’s easy to imagine how being in the midst of a pandemic has intensified my worrying. more
As we head into a summer without many of our favorite activities and events, it might seem a strange time to count our blessings – but it’s worth doing as we strive to maintain a sense of … more
So much has changed since I wrote my first column on the coronavirus pandemic, in mid-March. Back then, we were neophytes at this social-distancing stuff, and we were naively hopeful that this would … more
Hanukkah and Christmas overlap this year, with the first night of Hanukkah falling on Sunday, Dec. 22, two days before Christmas Eve. This proximity will bring more attention to the Jewish … more
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