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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
DC9G_ScaredofSarah.jpeg Person Vs. Identity by LouiseSilk
Yesterday, sitting in the talkback at the play Sacred of Sarah , where my daughter plays an autistic young adult, I heard something new to me: a debate as to which comes first: the person or the id...
C4IV_Gee_sBend.jpg The Quilters of Gee's Bend by LouiseSilk
Seems like that old river tied itself in a knot just to keep black folks there at Gee's Bend while time and fortune swept on by. And Master Pettway gave those folks his name, but stripped everythin...
9R2M_Gay_Mens_Chorus_Of_Los_Angeles_Chanukah_In_Santa_Monica.jpg The Best in Alternative Chanukah Songs by LouiseSilk
Enjoy two new favorites: Chanukah in Santa Monica Adam Sandler Chanukah Part 4 Chag Chanuka Sameach
9DNF_dolphin_earrings.JPG White Elephant Chanukah by LouiseSilk
What do a conch shell, handmade bags, folkart sculpture, autobot, old patched backpack, Harry Potter book series,  dolphin earrings, popbeads bracelet, antique picture frame, Be Here Now, bar schma...
2WED_Machine_1.jpg My Love Affair by LouiseSilk
I’ve been using the small straight stitch industrial sewing machine since Sarah was three months old. It is a fabulous machine with one exception. It is missing the one tool that every serious quil...
AXCW_signaturecard.jpg Busier Than A Dog-Walker In A Yard Full Of Cats by LouiseSilk
Things are heating up here at the loft as Sarah and I go into production for our first retail show: The HandMade Arcade listed in BuzzFeed as one of the Top 35 Indie Craft Fairs Everyone Needs to V...
7DQ3_Diwali.jpg Another Festival of Lights? by LouiseSilk
Tomorrow, millions of Hindus around the world will celebrate Diwali , The Festival of Lights. Diwali means rows of lighted lamps. Diwali commemorates the triumph of good over evil and signifies the...
AW35_My_Stella_circa1985.jpg The Original Shape Shifter by LouiseSilk
I am a long time fan of Frank Stella. His 60s paintings with their dynamic zig-zags, chevrons and half circles shapes filled with vibrating blocks of color seemed the perfect inspiration for a cont...
XF9_gates.jpg Growing Into Our True Fate by LouiseSilk
Try this: Close your eyes. Watch yourself breathe without trying to change your breath in any way. Accept it as it is. After a few moments, ask yourself, What is my true fate? You may feel a moment...
6MGD_braintour.jpg Peace Of Mind by LouiseSilk
My mother died of Alzheimer’s disease. It was such a depressing and debilitating disease for not only her but also everyone who loved her. I thought Julianne Moore did a fabulous job portraying Dr....