Thank You to the Artists

Upon receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, William Faulkner said that it was the work of the artist to lift up people's lives and help them endure I am sure that he would have said the same today... Read More

Women On My Mind

This Sunday is Mother's Day At the time of this writing, Coronavirus accounts for 274,651 deaths globally And this week, my honeybees are buzzing   The unexpected intersections of Mother's... Read More

Trouble Sleeping?

I never have trouble sleeping Well, almost never During this pandemic, I have actually been able to sleep pretty well, but I have also had some restless nights, some nights that I have been up until... Read More

Sakura 2020

Sakura (桜) is the Japanese word for cherry trees and their blossoms But the word means so much more than that With just one word, the Japanese are talking about the beauty of nature, the renewal... Read More

Why a Mask is Not Just a Mask

To mask or not to mask That has been an evolving question in the throes of COVID-19 Until now, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization have advised that ordinary... Read More

Among the Most Vulnerable in Our Communities

Much has been written about the stress on communities wrought by COVID-19 From everyday social isolation to postponing weddings and graduations to conducting virtual Passover Seders, Easter Egg... Read More

With Our Young and With Our Old

The eight days of Passover begin next Wednesday evening Depending on family traditions, the Seder can take hours and hours or be quite brief But in all cases, it is essential to recount the Exodus of... Read More

Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19

My sister, Virginia, is a surgeon As a breed, surgeons aren't sissies And that's true for Virginia, too She was a resident at St Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village, NYC during the peak of the... Read More