Tag Archives: grievingparents

5 Rights of the Bereaved Parent

This article reiterates much of what I and many others have written, clearly and concisely. We paid a terrible price for these ‘rights’, and deserve to have others honor and respect them. I thank our dear friends and families for … Continue reading

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Well, here it is. Thursday. Thanksgiving. One day before another 28th. Wouldn’t it have been ironic if … well, anyway. This year it feels like someone else’s holiday. Oh yes, I have much to be grateful for. I have a … Continue reading

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The Akeidah

God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son” Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on” God say, “No”, Abe say, “What?” God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but The next time you see me comin’ … Continue reading

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Two Birthdays

One of the perks of being Jewish is that you have two birthdays. The calendar we are most familiar, actually called the Gregorian calendar, is a solar-based calendar and divides each year up into the familiar 365 days, 52 weeks, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Getting Any Easier

This has been a very arduous couple of weeks, full of ups and downs. We have been renovating our guest house, the place where Jake lived on and off for the past few years. Going through his belongings left there … Continue reading

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Three Little Words

Today, I won’t go into an exposition on Greek Mythology, no analysis of Modern Art, no philosophy, Natural History, deep insights, happy memories, or photos. Just three little words; I miss him …

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Ojai Vignettes, Part 2

On Tuesday, once again, we made the trip north from Los Angeles to the beautiful Ojai Valley. We are blessed to have a friend who makes our sojourns possible by allowing us to stay at their lovely home here. It … Continue reading

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