Archive for March 27, 2014

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Where Did I Come From?

BH First I had to overcome that it sounded like blob, as in,”The Blob,” still the scariest movie I ever saw. But now, I love the word because I love to blog. There was writing, and there was talking, and now there’s blogging, which is the best of both worlds. It’s written, so I can think about it, edit it, make sure it’s worth putting out there. Yet I get to break all the rules that were so stifling to...

Making Peace with My Past

BH The best part about growing up and staying in Pittsburgh is that you get to track people for generations. The down side, if you want to call it that, is that you can never escape your past. There’s no telling people you’re younger than you are or that you were smarter or more popular than you were. To live here as an adult, you have to make peace with your past. And while it is comforting to live in...

Go to the Principle

BH I don’t think I’ve ever had a more honest conversation with my sister-in-law Wendy than I had with her on the phone the other day.  I asked her for some honest feedback about my blog. She’s the one who really encouraged me to start writing and I wondered what she thought of it, now that she gets a weekly e-mail reminder that I’ve written something else. I was happy to hear that she enjoyed the stories and not surprised...

The One-Minute Weight Loss Miracle

BH I first heard about Yehuda Cohen after my husband Zev and son Izzy were in Jerusalem last fall. I heard how they went to a store to buy some gifts and the owner didn’t want to take a credit card, but my husband didn’t have a check with him. And then I heard something I had never heard anywhere, certainly not in a store where a total stranger comes in to buy something made of silver: the man told...