Dawn of a New Year – 5778

Shanah Tovah!   Yesterday – at sundown – was the start of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.  The sun dawned this morning in the new year of 5778 according to the Jewish Calendar. My middle name is Dawn. 5777 signified – to me – a blessed year.  Five symbolizes God’s grace.  The number five shows […]

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The Resilience Factor

While once having a deep and philosophical 5-hour telephone conversation with a potential date, we discussed the role of resilience in our lives. He had suffered huge losses. Marriage breakdown with a wife from Japan who wanted to go back, and take their 10-year-old daughter with her. He loved them both enough to say yes. […]

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Jerri!

I totally forgot (#chemobrain) to introduce you to Jerri!  Jutta and Gerry came to Chemo #15 with me so I that is how I named this wig. Meet Jerri! Jerri tells fortunes! That’s when I got her way back in 2011 for $15. She has been through many belly-dancing events with me. Jerri bellydances. Jerri […]

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No Problem

I wasn’t sure if I should write about him … because he isn’t mine to write about.  We broke up almost 3 decades ago after dating and living together for over two years.  He was my first love. We met at work.  I was the youngest of interns – barely 20-something – and was invited […]

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The Number 22

The Number 22 has always figured prominently in my life. It’s been there as a blessing … a guide … a warning … a safety number.  Matthew, my only child, was born on February 2nd … 2/2! When I got Carly, our chocolate lab puppy, she came from a puppy mill. They told me her […]

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