Author Archive

The Kerfuffle about Kaepernick or Let’s Sit Down to Stand Up for What We are About!

I do not know who Colin Kaepernick is outside of the facts that he comes from my community, he’s a football hero, plays for the SF 49rs and is a man of mixed racial heritage that was adopted

Amelia’s Aliyah to the Torah

The rituals of life, the ties of family and friends, these gatherings to celebrate are the very warp and woof of the cloth that holds us together. So it was that thanks to my daughter in law

A Napa Wine Adventure

November 23 to November 30 2015: It has been our custom for the past 6 or so years to go to Napa and stay at the Silverado Country Club for the Thanksgiving Holiday. This time of year in

The Great Almost Proper Coconut Cream Pie

My Aunt Lu made the best coconut cream pies.  My mother made an amazing one as well and if I do say so myself my efforts for a from scratch coconut cream pie were also stellar though

To the Columbia River Gorge and Back.

It started out to be a return trip to Crater Lake. Ashton and I had been there in 1988 staying at the old Lodge. It was the year before the Lodge was shut down because it was

Brave New World

My mother said when the family arrived in Chicago my Grandfather bought their house outright with gold coins. They settled on the south side of the city .  I’m not sure where their first house was located,

The Spatchcock Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Musings

Several years ago I decided I just could not face shopping and spending three days cooking another Thanksgiving dinner. It has been been our habit to go to Napa, stay at the Silverado and have our Thanksgiving

Why I Care About the Carson City Ward 1 Race.

I do not live in Carson City so you might wonder why I should care about anyone running for office there.  I have and do spend a fair amount of my time in Carson.  I have had

The London Years

It is not know exactly when Meyer and Bertha moved to London.  What is known is that Meyer had a brother who had already moved to London. This brother was a tailor and Meyer was to go

Amelia is Twelve

How did that happen? The call came from Ari that she had been born. And how lucky was I to have a daughter in law like Tracy who even wanted me there when their child was born?