Monthly Archives: March 2013

An Immigrant’s Perspective # 4 – Foreign Films, Subtitles and Iraq

“Where did you meet them?”, I asked my mother after her new friends left our house. “At the club,” she responded, “and do you know that he speaks six languages fluently?” Being multilingual was always a reason for admiration and … Continue reading

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Lessons from Cinderella

The story of Cinderella popularized by the Brothers Grimm (but have originated by Charles Perrault) is traditionally a part of most girls’ childhood tales in most countries and languages. Not having daughters, I have never had the occasion of analyzing  the lessons of the story. Now that I have a … Continue reading

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Lake Balboa: People or Nature

Not being able to walk these days, I miss Lake Balboa. It so happens that I have a proprietary pride in it. IMHO Los Angeles is not truly a city, but there are some wonderful pockets, neighborhoods and parks that … Continue reading

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Nature versus Nurture (The corrected version)

Googling ‘Therapy Nature Nurture”, one gets about 7,150,000(!) results in one-fifth of a second!  This would suggest there’s a lot to say on this. In this debate I am biased toward Nature, and tend to minimize Nurture, thus creating the most significant struggle … Continue reading

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Visiting the Sick

             http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/90060317 —————————————————————————————————————————– I’m not a religious person and I don’t follow the commandments, but  from time to time I marvel at the wisdom and simplicity inherent in them. Having gone through feet surgery five … Continue reading

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Fine Dining and Falafel

After an enjoyable visit to NYC, I made some mental notes about my dining experience … so, here goes: Let’s start with the supporting actors: First and foremost my husband, who’s a Foodie. Not only does he like to try … Continue reading

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