Second Liebster Blog Award.


For the second time since its august inception in the early sixteen hundreds, this blog has been lucky(or perhaps charmed) enough to be granted this award by one of our peers. I hear you mutter: “Sixteen hundreds????” Yes, dear readers, it is a proven fact that my ancestors were blogging on bog-paper long before the […]

Empowering Our Daughters


My mother was from a generation that did not always embrace the concept of “sisterhood” She came from a school of thought that women were competitors, nemeses one and all, “the other,” the enemy. As if the few “decent men” that were “available” were prizes designed to inspire beauty wars. That attitude seemed a weary […]

The Brew And The Berry


Life, and my place in it, is  apparently shifting at a more obvious rate lately.  With each dawn, I “wonder” at my  interesting mirror image. I am shocked, yet, unmoved. Being alive is very exciting. There is comfort in age, in time, in wisdom. I have heard all of my life the saying “If I only knew […]

Have You Ever Seen What Was Not There?


I am an oilpainter and have taken private courses with several good artists. One of them, a friend of mine from Israel called Joshua Front, is so good that one day when I was looking at a sketch of his, I could actually see what he had intended to portray or in other words, what […]