Traveling in the Desert

Sundown tonight begins the holiday of Passover, which celebrates the journey of the Jewish people from a place of bondage through years of wandering in the desert in search of a promised land. We tell this story every year as if we ourselves were on this journey and acknowledge the struggles our ancestors endured as they […]

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

One of the strange things about aging is a big change in body image.  Unfortunately, this does not mean I have gained a Zen-like attitude toward my less than perfect body, or that I have made peace with the idea that I probably will never be able to pass by a plate of brownies without […]

No, I can’t hear you now!!

About 20 years ago, my husband said I should get a cell phone “in case of an emergency.” At the time, I was commuting 25 miles morning and evening to my job in the nearest city, we had two young children, and three members of our family who were in their 80’s.  My commute also involved […]