Why do I know so little about these holidays? I promised myself and my generous readers that I would write. So here I sit, researching topics triggered by the calendar–holidays or tremendous significance that I knew almost nothing about.  I’m humbled by how much I don’t know and hope you’ll find this informative. June 15:… Read more »

  Anne Frank: A writer’s birthday Today, June 12 (1929), is Anne Frank’s birthday. Anne was a writer, so we know a lot about her.  Because she was a writer, Anne chose a diary as a gift for her 13th birthday. She chose it from a shop window with her father when it was still… Read more »

I’m learning to meditate with an app called Headspace. I’ve completed the free “basics” module and just began a 30-part unit on anxiety. This is connecting me to my iPhone much earlier in the day than usual. I’m one of those who typically doesn’t check the phone first thing in the morning. I don’t want… Read more »

Anna Jacobs died a year ago on the same day in the Jewish calendar that her beloved husband Jack passed away eight years before. That was a poetic synchronicity that reflects the wonder of her life. She couldn’t have known consciously that it was the date. She had not seen a calendar in weeks.  Did… Read more »