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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
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 ...
5DEL_Amein.jpg So Be It by LouiseSilk
Cursed is he who dishonors his father or mother. And all the people shall say Amein. Deuteronomy/Devarim 27:16 The Hebrew word amen , in Ashkenazi Hebrew pronounced uh-main , comes from the root em...
4KGB_shekianu.JPG Meet Me On Monday by LouiseSilk
I describe myself as, slightly ahead and a little to the left and recently I met up with a dear old childhood friend who confirmed that: "Your designs are exactly what's going on. You are way ahead...
8NRN_Counting_the_Omer.jpg The Count Begins by LouiseSilk
 In the days of the Temple, Passover marked the ripening of barley by offering a special measure called an omer. The forty-nine day omer count begins on the second day of Passover in preparation to...
8LK1_erase_cancer.JPG The Emperor of all Maladies by LouiseSilk
It remains an astonishing, disturbing fact that in America - a nation where nearly every new drug is subjected to rigorous scrutiny as a potential carcinogen, and even the bare hint of a substance'...
GRVU_clinton_intern.jpg God Bless Monica Lewinsky by LouiseSilk
She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an al...
IBSI_loft_plant.jpg Spring Planting by LouiseSilk
Everywhere I go these days, I hear talk of gardening. I, myself, was a bit of a gardener in my youth, but that is way in the past. Still I am fortunate to get all the benefits by living with a mast...