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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
32DH_tzedakah.jpg Tzedakah by LouiseSilk
Jews are obligated to give 10% of net income after taxes and like most Americans, its a year-end tradition to make our charitable contributions this month. Seeing this list in the Forward of the mo...
Iron Mountain Entrance Preservation by LouiseSilk
Successfully completing my class at Carlow without the use of paper brought my attention to this article, The Dream and the Myth of the Paperless City , discussing the benefits and difficulties of ...
FJFY_chanukah.jpg Potato vs. Cheese by LouiseSilk
I have backed myself into a corner. Committed to potato latkes for the first candle of Hanukah , research for the blog has uncovered that as far back as the middle ages, the traditional Hanukah foo...
EYU0_AppalAsia.jpg Downtown by LouiseSilk
Last night, on the way to Jazz at Andy’s , I stopped to admire the bright happy winter wonderland of Market Square. The rebirth of our downtown area is quite amazing! I was there to see Jeff Berman...
Pieced Jeans Material Envy by LouiseSilk
I experienced deep pangs of envy when I read the article in the paper about how local companies like American Eagle, Dick's, and IKEA are collecting used items for re-purposing. I don’t have too mu...
The VIew The United Nations of Pittsburgh by LouiseSilk
“Expressions of timeless human values, representing the diverse heritages of the peoples who built Pittsburgh.”  The Nationality Rooms at The University of Pittsburgh One thing I longed for raising...
CY22_Dirty_Dozen_Clean_Fifteen.jpg Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen by LouiseSilk
Want to eat organic to reduce your chemical intake and also be economical? You can significantly limit your pesticide intake by avoiding the "Dirty Dozen" and stretch your dollars by eating the  co...
Rainbow Body Beyond The Physical by LouiseSilk
Every Monday morning I take a 2-3 mile walk. I can’t say that I look forward to it, in fact, I’m most often a little reluctant, but I know it’s good for me and I always feel better after I’ve done ...
6HFK_Boycott_Black_Friday.jpg Buy Nothing Day by LouiseSilk
It started for me Suze Orman ’s advice for consumers with credit card debt to resist shopping today. Then I read about the Walmart employee strike and I started to focus on mega-corporation greed. ...
7ZA7_5_simple_rules_of_happiness.jpeg Recognizing The Good/ Hakarat Hatov by LouiseSilk
Five Simple Rules for Happiness slightly adjusted by Bubbe : Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries.   Live simply. Give more. Expect more.  Another reason we turn logical with ou...