Category Archives: Essays

For the pieces that didn’t fit anywhere else, from my conversion story (coming soon) to what happens when you give a mom a marshmallow (written several years ago but still applicable).

Fifth Harmony

Sometimes I have The Today Show on while I unload and reload the dishwasher in the morning, and in this way I stay abreast of critical happenings in the world, such as the fact that Israel and Palestine are in … Continue reading

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I heard a fact today. The scientific world who has just discovered that human’s capacity for both sympathy and empathy increases as we age. I would like to say I read this fact, but the truth is that I heard … Continue reading

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To My Daughter on Her Tenth Birthday

You with the messy ponytail, sparkling eyes and a crooked grin; just today I saw in the curve of your neck and the way you turned when I called your name the ghost of the woman you will be.   Startled … Continue reading

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If You Give a Mom a Marshmallow

If you give a mom a marshmallow, she’s going to make hot cocoa to go with it. She’ll heat up the milk, but before the ingredients go in, the kids will tumble up the stairs saying they are bored. She’ll … Continue reading

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