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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
L15V_seeds_of_victory.jpg Sustainable Gardening by LouiseSilk
Mark Bitman’s opinion in today’s New York Times tells the sad story of families being prosecuted for turning their front lawns into gardens. We have had a similar problem hanging clothes to dry on ...
JAJ2_celery.jpg Celery Takes Center Stage by LouiseSilk
I am a huge celery fan. I love it in raw salads, potato, tuna or egg salad, stir frys, and as a garnish in my favorite mixed drink. Here is a recent article from the New York Times that brings cele...
Sue's Notebook Consciousness-Raising: We’ve Come A Long Way by LouiseSilk
I stopped to visit one of my oldest friends when I was coming back from Alexandria. She and I meet in 1972 when we became members of the same consciousness-raising group. While I was with her, she ...
Kellen Henry AP Blessings On A Practical, Optimistic, Problem Solving People by LouiseSilk
My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. Barack Obama
HYF0_fairfax_county.jpg Bubbe On Assignment by LouiseSilk
One of the great things about having a blended family is that it increases the bubbe-ing opportunities. I am writing this from Alexandria Virginia while caring for Eva and Naomi . Their mom is at a...
Quilt detail Satisfaction by LouiseSilk
My friend asked me if I wanted a bunch of his old t-shirts instead of taking them to Good Will. I wanted to say no- if you remember from my blog last week , I have more t-shirt remnants that I need...
75I7_Jodie_Foster.jpg A Whole New View by LouiseSilk
I am eternally grateful to the modern social networking invention: tweeting for saving me from my love/hate relationship with watching awards shows on television. Thank you celebrity tweeters , for...
Sliver of Sky Yasher Koah, Barry Lopez by LouiseSilk
In this recent interview for Fresh Air on NPR , Barry Lopez who is a well-known writer discusses the most painful time in his childhood when he was the victim of a sexual predator. He exposes the p...
remnants Obsessive, Impulsive, Or Simply Organized? by LouiseSilk
During this past year, the remnants from all of my commissions have piled up to such an extent that I am currently very distracted by the compulsion to make them into something functional.  There i...
OQ0_Sunset.jpg Long Term Pain In The You Know What by LouiseSilk
When my mother died exactly eleven years ago, she had spent pretty much all of her savings on three plus years of nursing home care. After her death, the first thing I did was invest in long-term c...