Another Mother’s Love

My friend Saralee phoned last night with the news that her mother had died. I was sad, mostly for her loss, as her mother had lived a good life and passed away at the age of 94. Then this morning, it hit me, and the tears started to fall. Three of my oldest friends have […]

Is Sucker Written on my Forehead?

Is it me? Is there something on my face that says ‘Sucker here! Go ahead and take advantage of me.’? Or is that young (and older) Israelis are just so self-involved that they don’t need to follow the rules of common decency? I am SO over this behavior! Today was the third time in a […]

My Birthday – Reflections & Resolutions

I’m feeling sentimental. Today was my birthday and although I didn’t plan much, it’s been a perfect day.  I decided I wanted to go into Tel Aviv and would pick one place – rather than try and cover a wide area. I chose Sarona – a beautifully renovated site with charming buildings, lovely cafes and […]

Let’s bitch about the bitches!

Be warned, I’m writing this under the influence. I’ve had Chardonnay with my dinner – two glasses, maybe more. So if I get a bit loony, forgive me. I want to write about missed opportunities – specifically when someone says something nasty to you and you don’t have the presence of mind to answer in […]

DIVORCED! The Real Scoop About Family & Friends

Divorced. Twice! How in the world did this happen? I’m a nice Jewish girl from New York. I should have been married once, had a few kids, and way on to grandkids by now. That SO didn’t happen. I married for the first time at the age of 21. Big mistake. But it seemed the […]