Tag Archives: Judaism

The Spirit Of Christmas?

There are three things you can count on in this world—taxes, death and holiday sweaters. I understand taxes and the inevitability of death, but I am slack-jawed when it comes to holiday sweaters. They typically look like a small child’s … Continue reading

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Will Argue For Fun

When Dan and I moved into our new home in 1997, we struck up a conversation about where we would put our Christmas tree, if we had one, which we do not.  I felt strongly that our fictional tree should … Continue reading

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The Year Jane Ruined Christmas

We’ve all seen the Grinch Who Stole Christmas and A Christmas Carol, but I know a real family who will never have Christmas again.  It all started with a crying 6 year old, and not to point fingers, but she … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah To All, And To All A Good Night

I know many of you are getting excited for Christmas, but as you are probably aware my people are 3 days in to the 8 day Festival of Lights, Hanukkah.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Hanukkah, rest … Continue reading

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Everything Sounds Better In Yiddish

There are some Yiddish words you’ll need to know to follow this blog: Schmy = browse, meander; Schlep = lug around; Goyim = non-Jews (goyisha = behavior or habits of the goyim); Shiksa = goyisha girlfriend; Fapitzed = all dolled … Continue reading

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The Story Of My People: Fitness

I know it’s hard to believe, but I actually used to eat right and exercise.  For a while it seemed good for me and all, but I’ve yet to meet a fried food or piece of milk chocolate I didn’t … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

From what you know about me, do I seem like someone who should have ever been sent to camp? I hate the great outdoors, and I’m not exactly athletic. Nonetheless, when I was 12 or so, I found myself packing … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect

I hate to pick on CJ and Lisa, but the thing is, they have the instant, perfect for any occasion gift for our parents; pictures of the kids.  Artsy black and whites, the kids dressed up in matching sailor outfits, … Continue reading

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The Stars Were Bright On That Baltimore Night

Once everyone was happily settled in with crab soup and crab fluffs and crab cakes and crabs, do you think everyone could just relax and eat?  Not until everyone at the table had offered to share everything they were eating with … Continue reading

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An Evening in Baltimore

We made history tonight!  The very first table was just fine!  Yes, we did the seat assignment shuffle as anticipated, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been.  We mostly did what my family does best, eat … Continue reading

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