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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
JIXO_simplereminders.com_nothing_goes_away_chodron_withtext_displayres.jpg Suffering by LouiseSilk
There is a common misunderstanding among the human beings that the best way to live is to try to avoid pain and just try to get comfortable. A much more interesting, kind and joyful approach to lif...
42IE_View_from_Mercy.jpg IMPORTANT: Dear Louise Silk by LouiseSilk
This is to inform you that Highmark Blue Cross Clue Shield will discontinue the health care plan referenced above on December 31, 2013. Because you are currently enrolled in this plan, you will be ...
1P9O_Norman_Rockwell.jpg Too Many Rivers To Cross by LouiseSilk
I was undecided about whether to watch the new six-part documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross , which begins tonight and continues weekly through Nov. 26. Henry Louis Gates Jr. (...
9A74_Ka_et_Ensemble.JPG Kol Atzmotai Tomarna- All My Bones Shall Say by LouiseSilk
When I watch Ka’et Ensemble I feel a ray of hope that we Jews might actually have come upon some common ground to hear and listen to one another.   Israel’s Ka’et (Right Now) Ensemble is a male Ort...
EX0A_suzanne_lacy_the_crystal_quilt.jpg Tomorrow; 4:30; Park Place; Prospect Heights; Brooklyn by LouiseSilk
Between the Door and the Street , is a public art project created by feminist artist Suzanne Lacy. 300 women and a few men from a cross-section of ages, backgrounds, and perspectives, will gather o...
6C97_56up.jpg 56UP by LouiseSilk
In 1964, British television produced a film entitled 7UP , which focused on the lives, hopes and expectations of 14 upper and working class children. Every seven years since then, the series has re...
F809_Make_It_Work.jpg Make It Work by LouiseSilk
Life is not a solo act. It’s a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife. It is not an easy road ahead. It is going to...
DTU1_keystonepipe.jpg The Keystone Pipeline by LouiseSilk
The Keystone XL pipeline was proposed in 2005 by TransCanada Corporation to ship massive amounts of crude oil from Canada south to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. The $7 billion pipeline projec...
6EWH_BnaiTree.jpg Jewish Genes of Europe by LouiseSilk
The origins of Ashkenazi Jews remain highly controversial. Like Judaism, mitochondrial DNA is passed along the maternal line. Its variation in the Ashkenazim is highly distinctive, with four major ...
34N_ralph_lauren_in_cable_knit_.jpg Time To Bring Out The Knitting by LouiseSilk
I know it hasn’t been a very typical fall but suddenly it will be cool enough to begin my favorite activity for cooler weather: knitting.   For a project inspiration, I always begin with my art to ...