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February 12, 2017, No comments

A few months ago, I was going through a particularly difficult time—in a home that I no longer occupy.   As I attempted to turn a new leaf or start a […]

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Baby Blessings after a Storm of Loss

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 N ...

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Well Remembered

November 9, 2015, No comments

In the Jewish tradition an “unveiling” ceremony takes place about a year after a loved one’s passing. At graveside, the headstone of the decease ...

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Operation Re-Boot

February 1, 2014, 1 Comment

I write this message on a dark, Saturday night at the top of the world (more or less): Helsinki, Finland. Through a job with generous vacation policie ...

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    A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
    November 2, 2013, No comments

    At various points, I’ve written about the increasingly significant role of social media, allowing loved ones to accompany individuals, couples, and families through significant transitions during the life cycle, be it preparing [&hellip ...

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    We’re All in this Together
    April 21, 2013, No comments

    America’s unusual Federalist political system, put in place by our brilliant Founding Fathers, created a patchwork of unique, strong states.  In so many ways, the 50 United States are distinctive…in landscape, […]

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    A Personal Goodbye
    February 5, 2013, No comments

    I recently came across a fun little magaine MaryJane’s Farm, which has fun, interesting articles on crafts, home-making, and–yes–farming.   Among the delightful collection of articles was a reprint of a […]

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    Forgiveness
    January 17, 2013, No comments

    As part of my semiinary training at the One Spirit Learning Alliance, I took a moving class on “Forgiveness” instructed by the co-founder Rev. Diane Berke.   As the seminar ended, […]

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    A Few of my Favorite Things
    November 30, 2012, No comments

    I recently captured a renewed enthusiasm for travel, with a trip to Paris over American Thanksgiving.  It reminded me of how compelling and inspiring it can be to change settings, […]