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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
RamDas Then A Perfectly Imperfect Practice by LouiseSilk
How To Respond To Your Personal Suffering from Page 90 of Polishing The Mirror by Ram Dass Here is a brief checklist of some ways to approach your death:   Live your life consciously and fully. Lea...
F7P4_turkey.jpg The Supersized American Turkey by LouiseSilk
Alexis Madrigal writes in the Nov 27th issue of Atlantic: It is an  extra  big Thanksgiving for turkeys this year.  Mark it down: in 2013, the average weight for American produced turkey crossed 30...
3XJY_Book_of_Ages.jpg Who is Jane Franklin Mecom? by LouiseSilk
If you want to have a fascinating look at early American life, read Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore. Jane Franklin Mecom was Benjamin Franklin’s younger sister. ...
J4DK_JFK.jpg An Untimely Death by LouiseSilk
November 22, 1963: Death of Our President Fifty years ago today. We are forever changed.
J0EF_GoldieBlox.jpg It’s Time For GoldieBlox by LouiseSilk
For the past 100 years, construction toys have inspired our boys to be thinkers, builders, and inventors. Our girls deserve the same...I created GoldieBlox because I believe that every girl is more...
1RN1_Doris_lessing.jpg Doris Lessing 1919-2013 by LouiseSilk
Doris Lessing 1919- 2013 It's stupid. There's nothing feminist about The Golden Notebook. As far as I can see, everything is cracking up. That is what The Golden Notebook is about!   What I had tha...
AD9X_Farmer_s_Market_Michigan.JPG Reimagining Farm To Table by LouiseSilk
My son who lives in Ann Arbor where there is a fabulous farmer’s market told me that as much as he wants to support the market, he ends up with better choices at his local Whole Foods.   And it’s s...
852G_Lillian_Barniker.jpg The Aunt Lily I Never Got To Know by LouiseSilk
Vol. 77 No. 12- The Jewish Criterion - January 30, 1931- Page 25 Lillian Barniker , aged 16 years, daughter of Mrs. L.B. Cohen of 5626 Callowhill Street died on Monday, January 26. Surviving her, b...
I2ML_Missoni.JPG Missoni- The Masters of Color by LouiseSilk
Color? What can I say? How many basic colors are there? I don’t remember exactly, seven perhaps, like the notes of the scale, but how many tones or shades does each color have? An infinite number, ...