I’m a Published Author in “Tangerine Tango”

Yep, that’s right! I’m now a published writer in a wonderful book entitled Tangerine Tango, a collection of of essays written by women writers. My friend and fellow blogger Lisa Winkler of Cycling Grandma came up with the idea to create an anthology of women’s writing. Not sure where the project would lead, I was intrigued […]

My Childhood Bedroom

The following is a free-write exercise from a prompt entitled, “my childhood bedroom,” which was part of a writing workshop I took at The Writing Pad in Los Angeles. If you live in the Southern California region, I HIGHLY recommend checking out The Writing Pad. I’ve taken several classes there and they do not disappoint. […]

Wordless Wednesday: Autumn

Autumn is in full swing with our backyard pumpkins. And Sukkot, the Jewish Festival of the Harvest … Simchat Torah, the celebration of the Torah … Pumpkins … Sea World Spooktacular … Gourds … Funky pumpkins ….And one big funky pumpkin! ****** HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY: The nice people at Taste of Home sent me a copy […]

Making Sense of the Senseless

Something truly horrible happened to a person I knew. Without going into specific details, Mary, a former university colleague of mine, was murdered this past weekend. Although I was not as close with Mary as I was with other colleagues, I worked with her on several occasions for more than ten years. We had countless conversations; […]

Mexican Chicken Soup à la Crockpot

What do you do when your oven and stove break unexpectedly? Aside from not being able to cook much of anything, you end up being creative about meals. This is what happened to us immediately after I pulled my Grandmother’s apple cake recipe out of the oven for Rosh Hashanah dinner. The oven would not […]