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Fred Klein
Posted By : Fred Klein

Love is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection.   The purpose of this blog is to register my disapproval of what seems to me is the present day watering down and usage of the word.  Unless memory fails me, Love was once only expressed in a very special sense in very special situations.  Now I hear the word bandied about in the most everyda

Benjamin Geizhals
The Watch and the Bulletin Board
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Our grandson’s Apple Watch went missing over the weekend. His family was visiting us for the holidays and we learned of the missing watch on Sunday morning.With guidance from the tracking feature, our search was carefully directed —- to no avail.Flo posted the loss on our condo’s community bulletin board with our phone numbers in case of discovery.

Shelley Simpson
Casting off ...
Posted By : Shelley Simpson

Similar to the tradition of making a resolution at the secular New Year, in many Jewish communities as we move into our new year, people gather at a moving body of water and symbolically cast away things we do not want to continue carrying with us.    I love this tradition - not because I believe that somehow the trials and tribulations of the past

Nancy Schess
Tashlich on the James
Posted By : Nancy Schess

We have a new tradition – Rosh Hashanah in Lynchburg.    Why, you ask?  Because when the children can’t come to you, you go to the children – in time to make lots of brisket.   When my son shared on the day before our travels that he had not even scoped out a brisket to buy yet, I was nervous.  Here at home, I have my brisket in the freezer at leas

Rona Gura
It's Listening Again
Posted By : Rona Gura

I have another instance where my phone was listening to me. And this one really freaked me out. So, if you could explain it to me, I would appreciate it.   My husband and I have a home theater which we built right after Superstorm Sandy. The chairs are over ten years old and it’s time to replace them. So, a few nights ago, my husband and I, on his

Corey Bearak
Squeeze those Furs
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Less that a week after seeing the Boss at Met Life, Shelly and I took in a co-headline bill at Radio City.  While bill that way, it was one band - Squeeze - that induced the ticket purchase.  I heard of the other band, The Psychedelic Furs, but was not even sure I knew any of its music.  That said both bands put on strong performances but when you

Mitch Tobol
Air Travel
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

Is it a burden, necessary evil or a joy?   Plane flights are an assault on the human body from defrocking at security to squeezing into a seat on the plane. However, the excitement of where you are going helps you tolerate the discomfort.   They try to make you comfortable in seats that give you juuuuust enough room to exist by providing drinks, sm

Fred Klein
Same Time Next Year!
Posted By : Fred Klein

Every summer we spend special time in Cape May with our dear friends Natalie and Richard and we are still in their thrall following our return home yesterday.   We have known them since we were young and share over 50 years of intimate history.  Yes, Natalie is like the perfect sibling. Yes, she's devoted to important Women's causes and has clout.

Benjamin Geizhals
Uncle Joe
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Today is Uncle Joe’s funeral. He was a few months short of his hundredth birthday.Flo’s Uncle Joe was the superhero of the family. As Flo’s brother, Jeff, reminded his siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews, without Joe, there would be no family — or none as we know it. Here’s the story:After the War and liberation from concentration camp, Joe met V

Shawn Bernabeu
Summer Breeze
Posted By : Shawn Bernabeu

Summer always goes so fast. Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and its gone. If your kids play sports you don't have any weekends. You try to squeeze everything in, go away, spend family time, continue to work. Never enough time. Never enough days. I also enjoy it but its never long enough, technically it doesn't ends until Sept 23 this year but the