milestones, reflection, writing workshop, year in review

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: a “Second Glantz” at 2017

Happy New Year! It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, but here we are: January 1st. There's a saying about not looking backwards because that's not the direction you're going, but - while I understand the sentiment and would agree that you don't want to keep your head turned forever - I… Continue reading It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: a “Second Glantz” at 2017

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mommyhood, reflection, Uncategorized

These Magic Moments

His tiny hand in mine as we walk toward the car Snippets of his day shared on the drive home Excitement over seeing things I no longer notice Wet, sloppy kisses and Round-the-neck hugs Little sayings that are so uniquely him A smile that lights up the room Belly laughter so contagious Moments I never… Continue reading These Magic Moments

living Jewishly, people I love, reflection

An unexpected answer

18-year-old Cheryl with Aunt Ruthie and cousin Ellen(along with Uncle Sam and cousins Ricky and Allen)At last night's Women's Passover Seder, the leader posed the question, "Which woman/women from your life had the biggest influence on you (Judaically speaking)?" The first participant spoke about her mother. Pondering the question for myself, my mind turned to… Continue reading An unexpected answer

#resound11, gratitude, living Jewishly, reflection, vacation

I’m leeeeaving on a jet plane…

The best gift I've given myself this year is that of travel. From the weeklong vacation I took to California at the beginning of January to see a dear friend get married, visit my dad, and meet my stepfamilysource imageto a Memorial Day reunion with my best friend in Chicagoto the impromptu Charleston dinner cruise… Continue reading I’m leeeeaving on a jet plane…