Monthly Archives: October 2013

A good day, indeed

I woke up to a sweet smelling world of golden sunshine and 81 degrees. In the middle of October. There was hardly any wind, and as I walked to have a coffee with my good friend Mona, the streets of … Continue reading

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Turmeric

Originally posted on marcopolopaloalto:
Turmeric Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to tropical Indian Subcontinent and needs temperatures between 20 °C and 30 °C and a considerable amount of annual rainfall…

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Australia

Originally posted on marcopolopaloalto:
Hugging a koala

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My body, Our Bodies, Our Choice

I am unabashedly pro-choice. To that end I am going to the fundraising luncheon for NARAL, the National Abortion Rights Action League, at a local hotel today. I have been doing this for 10 years, and will probably do it … Continue reading

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My son at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Showing how tall he was the last time he stood in front of the logo of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We drove down there for my birthday. I LOVED driving his Dodge Challenger with the 5.0 liter hemi engine and … Continue reading

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Why all the Blog Posts Last Week?

Dear Readers, At least one of you (and I am heartened to see that someone is watching)  has commented on the unusual volume of posts on this blog last week.  There is no foul play, just reorganization. I have been … Continue reading

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Rolling in Dough Part II

Part one–or rather, version one,of this article appeared on the Jewish Women’s Archive blog, “Jewesses with Attitude,” http://jwablog.jwa.org/rolling-in-dough My congregation had a big Purim Party on Sunday. While they needed about 300 hamantaschen,   I brought enough dough to make … Continue reading

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At the H-SIG luncheon

Dr. Ferenc Katonah began his talk, he started off by saying. “When you have a Hungarian friend, you don’t need an enemy.” This is because the Hungarian government while wanting to help, continues to follow privacy laws that make everything … Continue reading

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More about the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop

I learned some great things. About tweeting and DMing, rights, and writing, comedy and sadness, and Marianist Catholics. And “Our Love is here to Stay,” is stuck in my head forever. The Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop is a biannual (every … Continue reading

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Follow this link to JewishGen annual report

http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/2011_update/28 Jewishgen is perhaps the largest group of Jewish Genealogists in the US, maybe the world. But saying the world is kind of misleading, too, because JewishGen exists on the Internet, and it is international

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