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The Tarot Card of Strength

The Tarot Card of Strength

When I was diagnosed with cancer, in March 2020, I kept hearing “you got this” “you are the strongest person I know” and “you’ll make it through”. While that’s all true, It’s totally beside the point, because some of those comments were for the benefit of the giver to...

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Feet

Feet

“Pick them up and lay them down!” Why was he saying that to us? What was wrong with the way we moved?  Considering what he made us wear, it’s a miracle we walked at all. They were $3.99 shoes from Miles shoe store, the cheapest shoes in the cheapest store. We’re...

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The Wink

The Wink

My dad was a devoted family man. He worked 2 jobs to support his 4 children and took us on vacations and outings in his Chevy station wagon. He had itchy woolen blankets for us when it was cold and in the winter, we huddled under them. He did all the repair work in...

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Trust in the Garmin

Trust in the Garmin

It was somewhere in the 1990’s when my husband and I bought our first Garmin navigational system. We plugged It into the space for the cigarette lighter (now called the USB port). We typed in the address, followed directions and it was ingenious. When we made an...

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Gears, Bells, and Whistles

Gears, Bells, and Whistles

Growing up in our house on East 9th Street in Brooklyn, we had a desk that fit in the corner of our dining room - a caddy corner desk of white oak that I enjoyed sitting under. I often set up my family of dolls under the desk. One day I was fascinated by an old broken...

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Angels Among Us

Angels Among Us

 When I was a child, the NYC public school system had something called release time on Wednesday afternoons. We would leave school at 2:00 and go for religious instruction. I was in the second grade when my mother arranged for me to go to a Yeshiva for release time. ...

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