Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bringing in the New

            December 30th.  24 hours before another year ends.             2012 brought no family deaths or births, no personal wars, just a year pretty similar to the one before, full of wonderful family and friend time, vacations in Maine and … Continue reading

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Bus driver’s rescue

            Yesterday I had an experience that reminded me that I am deaf and blind and that my terrific guide dog is fundamentally a dog, although intelligent and sweet and good.  I decided to meet my husband at the corner … Continue reading

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Oil for 8 days

            My husband and I have an annual Chunakah celebration with dear friends every year. Hosting this year, I had everything ready, but hadn’t started cooking the latkes.  Frying pancakes of any kind is a challenge without sight—at least I … Continue reading

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A remarkable Life

            On December 6, a remarkable woman died—Ireney Jacob.  Born in Germany, she and her family were able to leave, just in time, in 1938.  20 years later she married Rabbi Walter Jacob, now Rabbi emeritus of Rodef Shalom synagogue … Continue reading

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Writing Poetrya I’ve been reading William Wordsworth. I chose him for our coffee date last Saturday because I’d just read Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1903. The book is full of Wordsworth and Emerson and all kinds of delicious excerpts from writers. I’d chosen to read Rebecca because I’d just finished Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts and needed and antidote.

a          I’ve been reading William Wordsworth.  I chose him for our coffee date last Saturday because I’d just read Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1903.  The book is full of Wordsworth and Emerson and all kinds of delicious excerpts from writers.  … Continue reading

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