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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
ELYI_breakingbadtv.jpg A Few Thoughts on TV Addiction by LouiseSilk
I’m one of the eight million viewers who saw the end of Breaking Bad last night. Good ending and I’m glad it’s over. It will make room for the new season of Downton Abbey.   I read about a new Inte...
EQ8E_yoga_tree.jpg The Art of Breathing by LouiseSilk
The breath is the most important part of any yoga practice.   It creates a rhythm for flow. It alerts when it is forced or constricted. It gives a focus to help remove outside thoughts. It is energ...
24B3_adjunct_CUNY.jpg Being an Adjunct by LouiseSilk
Being self-employed, I didn’t think I had too much to offer in discussions about making hourly wages into living wages but then I read about the death of a long-time, part-time professor at Duquesn...
BP7Q_riotgrrl1.jpeg The Riot Grrrls by LouiseSilk
Alien She (which opened this weekend and runs though the first of the year) focuses on seven artists inspired by the early 1990s younger punk faction of the women’s movement called the Riot GRRLS. ...
D0HX_Ida.jpg Memory of a Faynkokhen by LouiseSilk
I have very few photos to remind me of my grandmother, Ida, my mother’s mother. She was my primary caregiver until she died when I was nine. Instead, I think of her when I’m under the weather and I...
6KTH_gender_equality.jpg Where are We on the Global Gender Gap? by LouiseSilk
The Global Gender Gap Report , introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, captures the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world according to economic, political, educat...
1Z1G_Foreclosurequilt.jpg A Dream Foreclosed by LouiseSilk
It really upsets me when I seen headlines like this one Fewer US Homes Entered Foreclosure Track in August . It simply doesn’t include the more than ten million Americans suffering through eviction...
2VX5_Scapegoat.jpg The Scapegoat by LouiseSilk
  The goat will bear upon itself all their iniquities... Leviticus 16:22 Two goats take away our sins; one offered as a sacrifice, the other sent away into the wilderness.  This symbolic action fre...
KCAP_patriot_day.jpg Patriot Day by LouiseSilk
People my age remember all too well both where they heard the JFK was shot and how they experienced Nine-Eleven . Here we are twelve years later with Patriot Day, the official day of remembrance, m...
6F0N_Fashion_Week.jpg Hate To Love Fashion Week by LouiseSilk
I have a love-hate relationship with Fashion Week . It’s nice to see what the designers are creating, but it perpetuates things I despise like the non-function of high-heeled shoes as one small exa...