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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
E1I6_Garden_RR_2012.jpg Happy 2013 by LouiseSilk
I wish the festival of Kwanzaa had more of a visual presence. The weeklong holiday ends tomorrow. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase matunda ya kwanza that means first fruits in Swahili, t...
7BXO_obama_photo_tweet.jpg The Medium is The Message: Building Trust In A New Age by LouiseSilk
Time has selected Barack Obama as their person of the year, bringing us another step toward a more perfect union. The noteworthy difference in the Obama organization was disciplined, data-centric a...
BCXI_Recovery.jpg Undercover at UPMC Mercy by LouiseSilk
If you were wondering why I did not write a blog entry last Friday it was because I was previously indisposed having emergency surgery. It started Tuesday night with slight discomfort in the abdomi...
CTXX_Solstice_Light.jpg Light Over Dark by LouiseSilk
I’m known to define myself as a little ahead and to the left and so it is for all of us Jews this year. We finished the eight candles of Hanukkah ahead and to the left of this Friday’s Solstice. Th...
Pulp Street by Beery Method Enough! by LouiseSilk
Times change, generations pass on and attitudes evolve. The Second Amendment is out of date. In this time, in this day, no American has a right to bare arms.  It is ridiculous for firearms to share...
Maya and The Candles Hanukkah in Ann Arbor by LouiseSilk
Whole Foods potato latkes eaten with homemade apples transported from Pittsburgh. Visit to the library to read all of the Hanukkah storybooks. Watch the Elmo- Hanukkah video and then lots of others...
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...