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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
AVPI_Pennsylvania_Turnpike.jpg Sunday Drives- A Thing of the Past by LouiseSilk
On October 1, 1940, the Pennsylvania Turnpike opened between Irwin and Carlisle as the first long-distance limited-access highway in the United States. It went through the mountains of Pennsylvania...
11MD_holocaust_remember.jpg Beyond Zachor: Global History of the Holocaust by LouiseSilk
We need to remember or would it be more apt to say never forget but Timothy Snyder warns us that our history must move us beyond commemoration to prevent any opportunity for reoccurrence. You can w...
BWPJ_halleluyah.jpg Hallelujah by LouiseSilk
It took Leonard Cohen over 80 verses written during a period of two years to release his fifteen verse Hallelujah on the album Various Positions in 1984. Hallelujah is a Hebrew word meaning praise....
FZDM_The_Unwinding_Inner_History_New_America.jpg UnWinding by LouiseSilk
The UnWinding An Inner History of the New America is a well-conceived, hands-on look at how we arrived at this unique time of upheaval in America.   Beginning in 1978 and working through the presid...
6W9L_portal_of_sorrow.jpg The Magnitude of Slavery by LouiseSilk
Yesterday, the Obamas toured Goree Island , 3 kilometers off the coast of Senegal.   Built around 1776 as the home of a wealthy slave trader, the island served as a slave-trading outpost in West Af...
H2Z9_Just_For_Today.jpg It's A Simple Program For Complicated People by LouiseSilk
JUST FOR TODAY: THE CHOICE IS MINE 1. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not tackling all of my problems at once. I can do something at this moment that would discourage me if...
E4XW_Western_wall.jpg Another Opportunity For Tesuvah by LouiseSilk
Tomorrow, The Seventeenth of Tammuz, we fast from sunrise to night fall to mark a series of tragic incidents in our history that offer inspiration to do t esuvah , repent for all of our wrongdoings...
3KT4_Tequila.jpg My Choice by LouiseSilk
I just received the gift of a bottle of 123 Organic Blanco Tequila of the Uno Variety. Made of agave from a plantation near the town of Tequila that has been sustainably cultivated for centuries on...
6JJK_stonehenge_summer_solstice.jpeg It’s About The Breath by LouiseSilk
The longest day of the year, the summer solstice, occurs this Friday, June 21 2013 at 1:04 am.   In the Yoga tradition it is one more opportunity to cultivate the light within. Last year I reported...
4CEM_no_fracking.jpeg Gasland 2 by LouiseSilk
Pennsylvania farming communities are being turned into huge, open-air laboratories by energy companies eager to make North America a twenty-first-century Saudi Arabia, with ordinary people serving ...