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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
8F8R_OliverSacks.jpg Audacity, Clarity and Plain Speaking by LouiseSilk
I have been increasingly conscious, for the last 10 years or so, of deaths among my contemporaries. My generation is on the way out, and each death I have felt as an abruption, a tearing away of pa...
IS6Z_Stitching_detail.jpg It Takes A Life Time by LouiseSilk
The big question that I am getting lately is- How long does it take you to make that? Oh my, what a loaded question. There are so many factors that go into each and every quilt : the purpose, the b...
71LE_black_carbon_pollution.jpeg The Clean Air of Pittsburgh-Not by LouiseSilk
I often think of the classic scene in Catch 22 where Yossarian thinks he has saved Snowden by putting a tourniquet around his thigh, only to open his jumpsuit and find his guts pouring out under is...
APWU_BUBBEMayaHailey.jpg Practicing Gratitude- Or Not? by LouiseSilk
I have spent my whole life on the quest of being taken seriously. It stems from that naturally occurring underdog place in our society being a female, being Jewish, being a fiberartist. There isn’t...
AVGJ_Staples.jpg The New Office Supply: Make More Happen by LouiseSilk
I heard on the news yesterday that Staples is buying Office Depot . Have you been in Staples lately? I love how they have updated themselves to consumer needs. They have broadened their categories,...
KUJT_compassion.jpg As Is Your Deed As Is Your Destiny by LouiseSilk
The greatest hunger in life is not for food, money, success, status, security, sex, or even love from the opposite sex. Time and again people have achieved all these things and wound up still feeli...
6L94_Tzadee.jpg His Memory Is A Blessing by LouiseSilk
Arthur Jaffe created the most exciting innovative collection of over 4,000 artists' books and ephemera at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts in the Wimberly Library at Florida Atlantic University. His ...
I5IR_Qais_Akbar_Omar.jpg The City Of Asylum by LouiseSilk
It took a friend of a friend of a friend for me to visit the amazing City Of Asylum over on the North Side. We went to meet Qais (Kice) Akbar Omar. Born in 1982 in Kabul, Qais is a fourth generatio...
957E_Installation.jpg Your Presence is Requested by LouiseSilk
Using BubbeWisdom , I create art to inspire growth and learning that emphasizes process rather than the achievement of an outcome; moving beyond everyday triviality into a depth of spirit that enac...
4JNY_cling_Buddha_quotes.jpg Love More, Cling Less by LouiseSilk
Our minds grab pleasant and flee from whatever we find objectionable. Cravings are our intense desires that become fixated on something particular. We will never, nor should we be, free of desire, ...