I do not ask to walk smooth paths nor bear an easy load. I pray for strength and fortitude to climb the rock strewn road. Give me such courage and I can scale the hardest peaks alone, And transform every stumbling block into a stepping stone. – Gale Brook Burket
Family heirlooms rescued from Nazis were allegedly stolen by Wells Fargo contractors.
Shame on Wells Fargo Bank!
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Illinois man knocks over nine-foot menorah, and is arrested.
Kirk Douglas and is wife will be donating $80 million in new gifts to various charities!
The Nazi Gold Train has been found, confirmed by Polish Ministry.
I joined The Friends of the Library! I love that organization, and enjoy the volunteering at book sales, and helping out any way I can. I have always joined this particular group, in any local library where I have lived. It is a great way to meet like-minded people and interact with other bibliophiles.
I enjoyed Shabbat service this past Friday. It was nice to be back in the environment where I spent so many years in the past, and in the synagogue where I feel completely at home.
These particular scenes were not captured on a Sunday, but were taken almost one year ago.
The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use. – Dom Degnon
The July 2015 Jewish Book Carnival is up, hosted by Deborah Kalb! Take a moment to browse the submitted links.
Oh my! Has it really been this long since my last post?! It feels good to post, once again.
I have been very busy the past month or so. I have relocated back to CA, from WA, where I had been living the past ten month.
It was an extremely difficult decision to move back, but I needed to feel the sense of satisfaction and peace that a familiar and comforting environment brings one.
I am a native New Yorker, brought up on Long Island. I moved to CA in 1968 (where my mother and brother were living), in my mid-twenties. The majority of my life has been spent in CA. There is a lot to be said for familiarity and the comfortableness of environment.
My relocation back to my comfort zone has been more than positive. I feel at home, and my sense of peace is illuminated in more ways than one, each day.
A dear and caring friend of mine traveled by plane to the local airport in WA. She flew in to help me drive my car back to CA. There aren’t too many individuals in one’s life who would be so selfless. Within one hour of speaking to her about wanting to return, she had everything set up and ready to go. How often in our lives are we able to say that a friendship is so strong and caring, and that our friend will literally do anything possible for our happiness!
The photos were taken on our road trip back to CA. They are both of Mt. Shasta. The photo at the top was taken on the road…I was not driving. The photo on the bottom was taken from our hotel window, just before sunset.
I was walking along the river walk area, and came upon several people staring at something on a piece of playground equipment.
Being curious, I walked over and saw a sweet little baby hawk. He stood still for the longest time, and I managed to get a few photos of the cute thing.
They are not the greatest photos, but at least I have something to remember the feathery-baby by. I was behind several other people, and was using my phone to take the photos, and not my DSLR camera.