Tag Archives: Colorado

Owning what divides us

My 10-year-old tells me he likes attending Friday night services at our synagogue because of the cookies served afterward. Despite his eating more than the two or three treats we’ve agree on beforehand, I’m glad he’s also digesting important lessons … Continue reading

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Head games

Euphoric. That was my feeling after Forrest Walker (yes, that’s his real name) treated me post-concussion. His simple touch on my abdomen, chest, thigh and head magically shifted the intangible energy within my body in indefinable ways. A fluid sense … Continue reading

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Finding heart in darkness

We humans are fascinated with negativity, with vitriol, the dark side. Good versus evil sells at the movies and plays out everywhere from politics to interpersonal relations. Lookyloos actually click on terrorist videos of beheadings. Hate is spewed everywhere there … Continue reading

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Keep it from the kids

“How are we going to keep this from the kids?” Greg and I were discussing last week’s massacre of 14 people in a San Bernardino facility that was being used for a holiday party and typically houses a California agency … Continue reading

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October is… (31 for 21)

October is a new beginning. September sucks. Not completely, but September can be truly anxiety producing. School has begun, way too many activities start, and for many of us, there are the important Jewish holidays, which if you do them … Continue reading

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New Life and Old Loss

AS THE LANDSCAPE greens and trees bloom all around, the contrast between rebirth and remembrance become more vivid. Last Sunday, I held my tiny new niece and didn’t want to let go. I love new life, its fragility and utter … Continue reading

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No time to grieve

Two years ago today, I said good-bye to my close friend, forever. But not really. I never felt as though I’d said an adequate farewell to Krista. The end of her life was turmoil, denial, and uncomfortable tip-toeing around heated … Continue reading

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