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March 27, 2017, No comments

It’s that time of year again: March Madness, when even the most casual basketball fan or sports gambler turns his or her attention to college basketball.  This is surely one […]

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Galentine’s Day!

February 14, 2016, No comments

For many of us ladies, the annual Valentine’s Day celebration is, well, a downer. Sure, much of the holiday is a commercial concoction to encourage ...

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The 7 Days of Kwanzaa

December 27, 2015, No comments

Since the mid 1960’s, the Kwanzaa celebration has been gaining popularity in America and elsewhere. The seven day holiday (December 26 through Janua ...

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A Living Advent Calendar: Holidays in NYC

December 25, 2015, No comments

The Advent Calendar is among the many gifts of the Christmas season.  Counting down the days between the beginning of Advent to Christmas, the calend ...

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    Celebrating Independence Day
    July 4, 2015, No comments

    Like so many other holidays, the “Fourth of July” has rather morphed from its original intended meaning—celebrating the United States of America’s Independence from England—to something else: fireworks, BBQs, and […]

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    At Last! Spring is Here!
    April 18, 2015, No comments

    My friend Janet says, “It’s nice to live in a place with four seasons.” New York might be such a place—but the seasons aren’t necessarily the same length. Like all […]

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    For the Love of Augusta & The Masters
    April 12, 2015, No comments

    Many avid fans believe that sporting events can not only entertain us and lift our spirits, but they can teach us about our shared humanity.  Whether great team events like the […]

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    An Inter-faith “Easter” Basket
    April 3, 2015, No comments

    Oddly enough, I now realize that I’ve never put together a traditional candy Easter basket – until this year. I’m hosting an inter-faith family this weekend for an Easter/Passover double […]

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    Take a Book, Share a Book, Leave a Book
    November 26, 2014, No comments

    My old friend Cammie Bright is a multi-faceted woman. She’s drop-dead gorgeous, but also smart as a whip. In high school, she managed to achieve the most coveted spot among […]

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    Little Ghosts & Goblins
    November 2, 2014, 1 Comment

    This Halloween seemed particularly festive—perhaps it was due to the fact that it fell on a Friday or maybe it was the Indian summer weather we enjoyed, in New York […]