September 9, 2016, No comments

Many professions are associated with particular attire or uniforms, if you will. The military, police officers, airline pilots, health professionals, and clergy—all of these worthy vocations have special uniforms, often […]


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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The Gift of Teaching

August 8, 2014, No comments

I’ve spent more years than I care to admit toiling in various professional positions.  The institutions and places have changed, but one of the mos ...


Education for All: A Tribute to Julius Edelstein

June 1, 2014, No comments

Perhaps because I have been close to librarians and archivists over the years, I’ve cultivated the habit of holding on to meaningful correspondence. ...

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    The Blessings of New Babies
    October 13, 2013, No comments

    One of the great joys of officiating so many weddings is watching these new families bloom in the years following the wedding.  I’ve often said, when “my” couples welcome a […]

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    Modern Family
    September 25, 2013, No comments

    The recent Supreme Court decisions striking down DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) and subsequent decisions by the IRS on the tax status of married same-sex couples, have opened a […]

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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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    A Box full of Memories
    July 5, 2012, No comments

    There is a vast scrapbooking world out there of folks who create extraordinary volumes of carefully crafted pictures and mementoes that become instant family keepsakes.  And while I am a […]