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Today’s Photo 101 theme is “Water.” I absolutely love water, so I really couldn’t settle for just one picture. It’s a rainy day and I was fortunate enough to find two cruise ships hunched down in a troubled grey harbour with clouds and rain swirling all around them when I ran my errands this morning. 161 more words

Chag Purim Sameach or Happy Purim! Videos for Teaching about the Holiday

Sundown tonight begins the Jewish festival of Purim.  This joyous celebration, remembering the salvation of the Jewish people by God through Queen Esther, is filled with religious meaning and many traditions. 152 more words


Hurrah I'm "in my 40's"! Why I think this is so great.

I’ve never minded getting older. I’ve always just figured that’s part of the game right? You get to grow up. A George Clooney quote I saw once summed it up for me perfectly. 832 more words

Advice And Ah-Ha Moments

Purim Pie or HamenTARTshen

I love the holiday of Purim with its exciting stories of heroic princesses, colorful costumes, and jam-filled cookies called Hamentashen.  A few months ago we were invited to an event called… 356 more words

Baking & Desserts

Cheddar Cheese Hamentashen

If you love Hamentashen and you love cheese, then these Cheddar Cheese Hamentashen are the perfect cookie for your Purim celebration. We filled ours with… 221 more words

Baking & Desserts

#8 Update

Number 8 on my 30 before 30 List: Update Blog!

Not sure how to sum up a whole year and a half in one blog post. 96 more words


Presidential Proclamation -- Women’s History Month

Throughout history, extraordinary women have fought tirelessly to broaden our democracy’s reach and help perfect our Union. Through protest and activism, generations of women have appealed to the values at the heart of our Nation and fought to give meaning to the idea that we are all created equal. 72 more words