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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
BP7Q_riotgrrl1.jpeg The Riot Grrrls by LouiseSilk
Alien She (which opened this weekend and runs though the first of the year) focuses on seven artists inspired by the early 1990s younger punk faction of the women’s movement called the Riot GRRLS. ...
D0HX_Ida.jpg Memory of a Faynkokhen by LouiseSilk
I have very few photos to remind me of my grandmother, Ida, my mother’s mother. She was my primary caregiver until she died when I was nine. Instead, I think of her when I’m under the weather and I...
6KTH_gender_equality.jpg Where are We on the Global Gender Gap? by LouiseSilk
The Global Gender Gap Report , introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, captures the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world according to economic, political, educat...
1Z1G_Foreclosurequilt.jpg A Dream Foreclosed by LouiseSilk
It really upsets me when I seen headlines like this one Fewer US Homes Entered Foreclosure Track in August . It simply doesn’t include the more than ten million Americans suffering through eviction...
2VX5_Scapegoat.jpg The Scapegoat by LouiseSilk
  The goat will bear upon itself all their iniquities... Leviticus 16:22 Two goats take away our sins; one offered as a sacrifice, the other sent away into the wilderness.  This symbolic action fre...
KCAP_patriot_day.jpg Patriot Day by LouiseSilk
People my age remember all too well both where they heard the JFK was shot and how they experienced Nine-Eleven . Here we are twelve years later with Patriot Day, the official day of remembrance, m...
6F0N_Fashion_Week.jpg Hate To Love Fashion Week by LouiseSilk
I have a love-hate relationship with Fashion Week . It’s nice to see what the designers are creating, but it perpetuates things I despise like the non-function of high-heeled shoes as one small exa...
AHFG_rosh_hashanah.jpg L'Shanah Tovah by LouiseSilk
As Jewish tradition teaches us, we may not complete the work, but that must never keep us from trying.  In that spirit, Michelle and I wish you, your families, and all who celebrate Rosh Hashanah a...
A53Y_Minimum_Wage.jpg Labor Day 2013 by LouiseSilk
A growing number of fast food workers are not teenagers, but adults trying to support families and these workers staged walkouts in 50 cities (but not Pittsburgh) last Thursday demanding a $15.00 m...
BMO0_obamacare1.jpg Enough Of This Nonsense: It’s Time To Make It Work by LouiseSilk
Majority oppose GOP plan to defund Obamacare, poll finds Study: Obamacare rate concerns 'overblown' President gearing up for major new Obamacare push