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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
IIK0_shells.jpg Secret #5: The Cause of Suffering is Unreality by LouiseSilk
The steps that lead to suffering: Overlooking actual facts Adopting a negative perception Getting lost in the pain without looking for a way out Comparing yourself to others Cementing the suffering...
9KPM_gloriasteinem_ripeoldrage.jpg Does Age Matter? by LouiseSilk
Matures: Born on or before 1945, Matures lived through the Depression and WWII, events that marked all who lived through the 30s and 40 with an outlook of uncertainty. Matures are happy to contribu...
DNBI_betterthanIKEAbluebag.JPG Introducing Our Better Than The Swedish Furniture Retailer’s Blue Bag by LouiseSilk
Top Ten Reasons I Love Our Better Than The Swedish Furniture Retailer’s Blue Bag 10.  I love IKEA’s idea of a hold-everything bag but I hate blue plastic. 9. It has two kind of handles- making it v...
AMUU_Plutchik_wheel_emotions.jpeg Anxiety? by LouiseSilk
You’d think a soon to be 65 year old would be able to easily identify her range of emotions, but like anything, I’m a work in progress. During a discussion this week, I realized how limited I am in...
8YW4_DavidLetterman.jpg Thanks For The Memories by LouiseSilk
By pure luck, I happened upon the David Letterman Prime Time Special last night. What a treasure. David is to my generation what Johnny was to my parents. Although, I haven’t watched him in years, ...
2IB1_hands1.jpg If It’s Not The Feet, It’s The Hands by LouiseSilk
My brother was just complaining that with his arthritis he can hardly grip his golf clubs. I, myself, have been experiencing pain in my thumbs . Last week, I talked about feet and now it’s time to ...
591Z_pgh_and_its_rivers.jpg Peculiarities of Pittsburgh; 1886 by LouiseSilk
In truth, Pittsburg is a smoky, dismal city, at her best. At her worst, nothing darker, dingier or more dispiriting can be imagined. The city is in the heart of the soft coal region; and the smoke ...
31KA_Bubbe_s_Shoes.jpg What’s With These Feet? by LouiseSilk
When I was in high school, I wore a size 5 shoe and had tiny hands. So why did I find that a size 7 was the best fit for me the other day in Gabe’s???? A podiatrist at George Washington University ...
C7HV_smile_earth_day.jpg EarthDay, Wednesday, April 22nd by LouiseSilk
Tomorrow is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. The day was founded by a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Cal...
6Z4T_medicarecard.jpg Medicare by LouiseSilk
Coming up on my 65 th birthday, I have been exploring Medicare. It’s not simple.  After enrolling in basic Medicare, you have to choose a supplement and a drug program. The best time to do this is ...