The Privilege of Turning 65

Until I turned 65, I thought aging was nature’s way of tormenting us for the mixed blessing of being alive, with all its joys and challenges. Now I recognize what it actually is: nature’s way of celebrating our experience of life, of giving meaning to our participation in the universe, and of providing a peek… Continue reading The Privilege of Turning 65

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Rosh Hashanah & Remembrance

 Happy Jewish New Year to Old Friends & New Family September 24 was the first day of Rosh Hashanah this year, which ends at sundown tonight. As noted in my 9/24/14 post, it was also my 62nd birthday—the first adult birthday I have been truly grateful for. Sadly, my childhood friend, Sandee, did not live… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Rosh Hashanah & Remembrance