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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
FHN8_the_gatekeepers_movie.jpg The Gatekeepers by LouiseSilk
I finally watched the documentary, The Gatekeepers , about the Israeli Shin Bet. It was nominated for best documentary for last year’s Academy Awards.   The Shin Bet is Israel’s internal security a...
3T6Z_YogaYingYang.jpg Yin and Yang by LouiseSilk
I had an aha moment this week with my ongoing struggle to establish a respectable yoga practice where I am gratefully listening to my body and following my breath.   Taoist yoga teacher, Paulie Zin...
DZAA_income_inequality.jpg What Middle Class? by LouiseSilk
Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives.   While Obama is trying to figure out our economics , an Associated Press...
D6CG_drumming.jpg One Sound Leads To Another by LouiseSilk
Exploring some forms of sound energy brought me to Layne Redmond and her monumental work on women’s drumming.   We can go back to the original biblical image after the Israelites escape from Pharao...
2S19_yahrzeit.jpg Blessing The Space Between by LouiseSilk
In the memory of my father whose yahrzeit falls on Tu B’Av : May the presence and the power of the spirit surround, support, and guide us and keep us safe. May we remember the deep love we have for...
BNPX_language.jpg Say No To National Language by LouiseSilk
English is our common language, but it is not the only language spoken in the United States. Making English the national language and relieving the government from its responsibility of providing n...
BZP2_early_quilting.jpg Sage-ing by LouiseSilk
In the effort to make good on my desire to accept and move through the aging process, I obtained a copy of From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older . Written in 1995 by Zalm...
KVEM_Freedom_Corner.jpg Tisha B'Av 5774 by LouiseSilk
There was a great sadness and huge sense of frustration speaking about the unfair systems of our democratic society at last night’s rally at Freedom Corner in the Hill District.  Walking up there m...
JASM_skokie.jpg Freedom of Speech by LouiseSilk
The Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and ruled California's Proposition Eight law that banned same sex marriage was unconstitutional and with that the American ...
I34F_smudge_sticks.jpg The Way of The Shaman by LouiseSilk
Spiritual teachings emphasize an assortment of ideas and rituals with the underlying principle that all life is made of light. Here are some practical applications to let your light shine through a...