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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
Iz, Missy and Coach Gibby Being Special by LouiseSilk
This past Saturday I cheered my daughter onto the win of two gold medals and a bronze at the Western Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer Games . She is one of 450 athletes to compete in track and ...
FYUT_Love_no_gender.jpg Delaware Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage by LouiseSilk
Maya: “I like Linsey’s last name better than mine.” Bubbe: “You could marry her and then you could change your last name to her last name.” Maya: “That’s not legal in Michigan.” The Delaware state ...
JH6F_Israeli_Flags.jpg FOR JERUSALEM by LouiseSilk
As published by Elie Wiesel in The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal on April 16, 2010 and in The New York Times on April 18, 2010: It was inevitable: Je...
CUSS_FoodTruckline.jpg Food Trucks by LouiseSilk
I had the good fortune to be in Boston on Saturday for a wedding when there was also A Throwdown of Epic Proportions between the Boston vs. NYC Food Trucks happening right outside of my hotel. 18 f...
42GU_Life.jpg Life On Life’s Terms by LouiseSilk
“The role of literature is to illuminate, to strengthen, to explain why some aspect of life is moving or beautiful or terrible or sad." Andrew Solomon I was first introduced to Andrew Solomon throu...
HUTB_Maya_and_Hailey.jpg One of the Secrets of Happy Families: Tell Bubbemeises by LouiseSilk
Happiness is not ready-made. It comes from you own actions. Dalai Lama   I am spending the week with my son and his family in Ann Arbor. It is filled with change: new job and a marathon for Eli; a ...
97EB_bleeding_heart_sweater.jpg Project Runway by LouiseSilk
There isn’t too much that interests me when it comes to television these days with one exception, Project Runway . Neither Tim or Heidi, certainly not Nina or Michael, not even the special guest ju...
FHZN_Kabbalah_quilt.jpg Slow Art Day by LouiseSilk
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau I love it: a day to appreciate works of art. What could be better? Imagine what you might discover? Slow Art Day is th...
9CYQ_Museum.jpg Remembering How They Lived by LouiseSilk
Having been in Warsaw in 2005, I had no desire to re-visit. This week’s opening of the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews makes me reconsider.     Jewish Polish history dates back to the 10th...
1AA3_EarthDay.jpg Hug The Earth by LouiseSilk
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. Mahatma Gandhi   Thinking about the crazy weather we had this spring makes me consider the serious nature of global war...