Signs and Portents

Shortly after my mother died, I was taking a walk in the early evening around the fields in back of my home.  I am fortunate to live in a beautiful location, with expansive Eastern views and uninterrupted skies.  On this particular night it was clear, the moon was in its first quarter and the light…

Things I Want to Know – Definitions

  This is a companion piece to a recent post that poked fun at some of the things that drive me crazy about the loved ones with whom I share daily life. I am back on the soapbox I have constructed over 30 years of being wife, mother and woman of the house. It may…

Is There a Limit to Compassion?

A recent post by Rabbi John Rosove encourages compassion as a response to the heartless statements and decisions being made by President Trump. I ache to agree completely and without hesitation.  Instead I find myself struggling with the very question that the Rabbi answered by recommending compassion--a struggle that has consumed me since last November.…

Excuses & Rationalizations

  Today's writing started out lighthearted, continuing in the line of my recent post on things my loved ones do that drive me a little crazy.  I'll finish that post, maybe tomorrow or the next day.  I heard the decision of the Administration to end the DACA program and this prompted a need in me…