November 27, 2016, No comments

For generations, miscarriages have been a source of hidden grief for couples and families. Sadly, miscarriage is a relatively common occurrence. The New York City-based Seleni Institute estimates that one […]

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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 ...


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 th ...

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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 ...

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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 […]

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    Farmer’s Markets: Even in the City
    June 29, 2014, No comments

    The older I get, the more I seem to appreciate the wonders of changing seasons and gifts of summer.  The longer days around the summer Equinox, swimming pools, flowering gardens, […]

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    Honoring Juneteenth
    June 20, 2014, Comments Off on Honoring Juneteenth

    We Celebrants are eager to mark any occasion.  Our datebooks are filled with not only personal celebrations and rites of passages but holidays of every sort.  Religious & seasonal holidays […]

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    O Merveilleux: Marvelous!
    June 10, 2014, No comments

    An embarrassment of riches…..New York is filled with more wonderful secrets and surprises than any one city should enjoy.   One need only mindfully walk about any neighborhood to find treasures […]