How Much is a Life Worth?

A new Netflix movie “Worth” is airing ahead of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.  I suspect that we will be inundated with many more reminders of that cursed day that changed the world forever …

From Despair to Celebration

Afghanistan-Last-Jew- waiting for the Taliban

Today I met professor Spozhmay Oriya from Afghanistan in the Pocket Project meeting of my Trauma-informed leadership course.  It was heartbreaking and at the same time inspiring…

Teeth

Everyone I spoke with this week had some issues with teeth and dentists. Perhaps it is a result of eating too many sweets and snacks during the many lockdowns we experienced in the past two years…

PC-Personal Computer

We were sitting in the car at the parking lot of the drug store, waiting for the results of our COVID-19 rapid test…

Stuff

Returning to our home in Canada, I was struck by the amount of stuff that is still there.  The garage is filled with …

Bags and Baggage

I imagine we all receive from time to time little stories that circulate from one friend to another. A few weeks ago, I received the following story: A man went to the store to pick up just a few groceries…

The Keeper of the Keys

top-crop woman with keys

Recently I was occupied by organizing keys to the house and to the gate leading to the garden. The housekeys have to be coupled with remote controls for the alarm system, …

Fast and Feast

This year, the ninth of the month of Av, a Jewish fast day, occurred together with the Muslim fast day El Youm al Tarbiyah…

Sleepovers

When my children were young, they were always excited to have a friend sleep over or to go elsewhere for a sleepover…

Homesick

I never thought I would say that I am homesick for Canada, but this pandemic business changed my perceptions, or mixed them up. Where actually is my home?