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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
How much milk can one family use? For The Public Good? by LouiseSilk
I am overwhelmed. I started by reading this New York Times article: Honey, I Got a Year’s Worth of Tuna Fish: Coupon Clipping as the Key to Economic Rebirth . The article took me to FabuLESSly Frug...
ARVG_KiddOpening.JPG My Yiddisha Father-In-Law by LouiseSilk
I always enjoy the time I spend with my soon-to-turn 93 year old Father-In-Law. It’s a marvel the way we two Yids in a pod are similarly amused and vexed.  We enjoy sharing jokes and these are some...
K35C_bigotry_wrapped_in_prayers_is_still_bigotry.jpg National Day of Prayer? by LouiseSilk
Tomorrow, the first Thursday in May, will be the 61 st annual observance of The National Day of Prayer as established by Congress in 1952 to emphasize “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”...
3DJW_Obama_Halo.jpg The Incomplete Greatness of Barack Obama by LouiseSilk
He’s gotten more done in three years than any president in decades. Too bad the American public still thinks he hasn’t accomplished anything. In short, when judging Obama’s record so far, conservat...
5N1C_War_On_Women.jpg Enough is Enough by LouiseSilk
All across the country, through legislative proposals, government regulations, and political rhetoric, war is being waged upon women, their bodies, their private interests, and their right to self-...
Trembling Time Trembling Times by LouiseSilk
Today, the fourth of Iyar, the day preceding Israel's Independence Day, is Yom Hazikaron: Israel's Memorial Day. For 24 hours all places of public entertainment are closed. The entire nation observ...
South Cascade Glacier '28, '79, '03 Plan B: The New Silent Spring by LouiseSilk
In nature nothing exists alone . Rachel Carson Back in 1962, Rachel Carson 's landmark book was a deeply felt cry of undeniable proof about the growing dangers of pesticides and chemicals. Today, w...
54JO_Rosen_Romney.jpg The Mythical Stay-at-Home Parent by LouiseSilk
Did you follow the whole Ann Romney–Hilary Rosen megillah last week? When I was growing up, women stayed home because there was no choice. Today society offers a plethora of choices, none of them g...
A91P_Memorial_Candle.jpg Remember by LouiseSilk
Tonight, Jews around the world commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day . The Shoah, also known as the Holocaust from a Greek word meaning sacrifice by fire was initiated by the National ...
H223_tax_form.jpg Intaxication by LouiseSilk
Euphoria at getting a refund from the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.  Author unknown It has been a long few months but by tomorrow all of the numbers will have ...