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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
IEWE_Tina_s_Quilt.jpg Lag B'Omer Is This Sunday by LouiseSilk
Excerpt from my book: Tent of Protection It was May 7th of the English year 1939 but for the Jewish community it was the 33rd day in the counting of the omer in the Hebrew year 5699. Jews accepted ...
42W5_Our_Teacher_Training.jpg It’s All About The Journey- Again by LouiseSilk
I can’t even begin to describe the feeling but wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles; I accomplished the unimaginable feat of teaching my first official yoga class yesterday. Four years ago when I ...
D7N3_retirement.jpg More on Aging and Retirement by LouiseSilk
It’s a constant question for us aging folks- how can we continue to have carefree meaningful active days. Foremost, the finances must be in order. It is a waste to spend money on things you don't r...
HKVT_Marathon_2013.jpg It’s A Marathon by LouiseSilk
I was very happy to see this article to day in the PG about what to eat after the marathon . It doesn’t affect me- never been able to run any distance- but my son will be here to do it and his six-...
DI5S_Green_Burial.jpg A Little Death by LouiseSilk
In March, Dr. Sherwin Nuland died and so On Being did a rerun of their interview with him. It is wonderful. He wrote the book How We Die, which ponders death as a way of wonder at life. Thinking ab...
BF5J_social_security.jpg Social Security by LouiseSilk
As I get older and money gets tighter, the big question for people like me is when is the best time to start taking social security?   Steve is older than I am and has the higher primary insurance ...
5HCU_Counting_the_Omer.jpg The Count Begins by LouiseSilk
Counting of the Omer began as an ancient Jewish agricultural ritual of marking each of the 49 days as the Israelites' journeyed from bondage in Egypt to revelation at Mount Sinai. For the Jewish my...
C4KZ_blood_red_moon.jpg Special Edition Seder by LouiseSilk
This year Seder night will include a total Lunar Eclipse.   It begins at 2 AM when the edge of the moon first enters the amber core of Earth's shadow. This video from 2011 has a nice explanation of...
3MGF_End_Hunger.jpg Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) aka Food Stamps by LouiseSilk
On the first of the month, hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars (Last year, it was $76 billion) are instantly downloaded onto debit cards so that 47 million poverty-line Americans can received ...
JCDN_UN_Climate_Report.jpg Clearly, We Are The Fools by LouiseSilk
Denial of the science is malpractice. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry The report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability released yesterday by the UN, shows that there is a ...