Monthly Archives: July 2012

Seasons of Love

Seasons of Love You can never truly appreciate four seasons until you have lived without them for a while.   Having spent  the end of my teens and most of my twenties in the southern desert of Arizona, I can vouch … Continue reading

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Raising Hope

Honestly, who needs a placenta afterbirth? After the baby comes out, he or she (or they) should be followed immediately by an instructions booklet and a troubleshooting guide.  Wouldn’t this scenario be lovely: What to do when she won’t stop … Continue reading

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City Mouse, Country Mouse

One is a dense, high-energy place where anything can happen; the other a quiet refuge for the soul.  Having lived in both New York City and a lovely little town in Northern Westchester for many years, I find a constant … Continue reading

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Travelin’ Jones

Being a first generation American has some major advantages-  the best one is having relatives in many different countries to visit.  For those who don’t know about my family history, this is due to being the child of holocaust survivors … Continue reading

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Juggling Balls in the Air

Mother, wife, daughter, auntie, sister, cousin, niece, friend, teacher, college professor, home owner, pet owner…these are some of the hats I wear every waking second, and sleeping ones as well.  Each one in and of itself is a full-time commitment … Continue reading

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Habits of Mind

I know it’s summer, but I cannot turn off the thinking that keeps me excited about my chosen career.   Watching kids learn all school year, watching kids learn all the time, is so much fun for me.  The baby in … Continue reading

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The Kids Are Alright

Thursday night, it’s midnight and I have just returned from a lovely day traipsing around Manhattan with one of my fav Hunter girls and then an evening with the rest of my fav Hunter girls.  My husband says, “we have … Continue reading

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Hunter Mini-Reunion

Hunter Mini-Reunion When Hunter girls get together in any number, there is going to be noise.  Laughter, gasps at the old photos,  even a couple of delighted screams  formed the music of our gathering last night just off the New … Continue reading

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Sleep

Sleep is such a funny thing.  I just woke up, it’s eight o’clock in the morning, and last night I fell into a dead sleep before midnight. That means I got almost nine hours.  Normally during the school year I … Continue reading

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Food!

I’m an unabashed foodie- that is a confession I am really happy to make.  I love to smell it, see it, make it, buy it, eat it, share it.  Food is one of life’s pleasures, and living in New York … Continue reading

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