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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
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...
I7CN_Stage_Deli.jpg My favorites: Ruben and Rachael by LouiseSilk
I was shocked and saddened to learn that the landmark New York Stage Deli closed at the end of past year. I have many memories of introducing it to my children just as my parents had initiated me w...
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...