Monthly Archives: December 2012

Spell Check and GPS – The Dumbing of America

Conciousness? Consiousness?? Consciousness??? Consciousnes???? Conceisness????? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? I know that other countries have GPS systems as well, and their own language Spell Check, but the title is more powerful this way.  Need I say more than this? Of course I do … Continue reading

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A Jewish Christmas

No Christmas tree and no decorations! Santa is not visiting, and the night is not silent… So no Christmas carols, although there was the year I discovered Elvis singing Christmas songs.  The rhythm sounded so different than Andy Williams. Many years … Continue reading

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an ode to a child that’s gone

I was upset this morning about your room Your room was left messy There were clothes on the floor Toys on your bed Crumbs of your favorite cookie on your desk You watched too much TV And you forgot to … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Punchbowl

 My husband likes to meander – which is to say, he can become curious about a road, an intriguing sign, or by some other influence not apparent to others … and then, off we go.  But even if you’re not … Continue reading

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An Immigrant’s Perspective # 3 – Religious Conversion?

Living in Houston for the first three years upon coming to the US introduced me to two strange phenomenon: (1)    Everyone was “friendly” because – after all, everyone said “Howdy”; or asked, “How y’all doing?” whether I knew them or … Continue reading

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