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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
Sandy Over Cuba Prepared? by LouiseSilk
"The total is greater than the sum of the individual parts." Louis Uccellini, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration It starts with Sandy a late summer hurricane from the tropics, moving n...
Clifford-Harper Illustration A Book Review: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by LouiseSilk
Every once in awhile a book comes along that totally captures my fancy. This time it is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry , a heart-warming tale by British author, Rachel Joyce. It’s the story ...
8776_Newsweek_67.jpg Going Digital by LouiseSilk
I just finished reading my first book- downloaded from the Carnegie Library to my Iphone. It was fun, easy and portable. Proof that the time is fast approaching when all of our reading materials wi...
GUCV_Gen_X.jpg Generation X by LouiseSilk
By the time I was born, part of the story was over. Rory Kennedy This week, Rory Kennedy will premiere an HBO documentary about her mother, Ethel Kennedy. Rory is the youngest child of Robert Kenne...
9AEJ_Peanut_butter.jpg Spreading The Bad News by LouiseSilk
One of my top five favorite foods is peanut butter and so I am shocked and horrified to watch this expanding recall of Sunland, Inc. raw and roasted peanuts and peanut related products linked to an...
FO4C_The_Real_Ai_Weiwei.jpg Ai Weiwei: According to What? by LouiseSilk
“This so-called contemporary art is not a form but a philosophy of society.”   Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s best-known living political artists as the eloquent critic of the oppressive Chinese r...
2CL9_Charles_Bukowski.jpg A Black Sparrow Laureate by LouiseSilk
Every once in a while, something pops up on facebook that seems interesting enough to pursue further. Such was the case with this quote by Charles Bukowski. Henry Charles Bukowsk i, August 16, 1920...
IN1W_mitt_romney_big_bird.jpg Bullies Never Win by LouiseSilk
Most commentaries of Wednesday night's presidential debate seem to thing Romney won but I’m here to say that in the long run, he will lose. He was obnoxious, aggressive, and dishonest. He distorted...
AHA2_censorship_banned_books.jpg Thank G-d for Books by LouiseSilk
Over the weekend, I read this fascinating excerpt from Salman Rushdie’s novel, Joseph Anton , in the New Yorker. Twenty-three years ago, The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a death warrant forci...
Yavneh Minan of Flatbush Temporary In Jewish by LouiseSilk
Sukkot includes dwelling in a Sukkah ,  waving the Arba'ah Minin , the four species, the etrog (citron), lulav (palm frond), hadas (myrtle) and aravah (willow) and Ushpizin, welcoming our ancestors...