Now Spit

Previously posted in Huffington Post on December 13, 2016 I went to the dentist for my six month check up last week. I didn’t want to be there. Are you surprised? I hate all of the poking and scraping. It was also the day before my daughter’s 14th birthday. I...

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Do You Believe in Destiny?

Published in the Huffington Post. Do you believe in destiny or are you one of those “that’s just a coincidence” kind of people? Let’s say you’ve been dying to go to a concert and your friend calls at the last minute to invite you. Destiny or coincidence? What if you...

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Simon and Back to the Future

Published by the Huffington Post Happy Back to the Future Day! Yes, in case you missed it like I did 30 years ago, Marty traveled to October 21, 2015 in Back to the Future II. It seems like yesterday that I watched this epic movie. “Where we’re going, we don’t...

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Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die

Published in the Huffington Post Today I am sitting at my son’s graveside. It is where I have spent the last ten Yom Kippur holidays. This is called the Day of Atonement. Most Jews spend this holiest of days in synagogue praying and fasting. We are tasked with evaluating our behavior and...

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525,600 Students

Published in the Huffington Post Let’s be honest. If you clicked on this post, you did so because you recognized the number in the title. I borrowed it from Rent. Love that musical, and especially the song: “525,600 minutes — how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets,...

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My Fear of Shark Attacks

Published in the Huffington Post Jaws scarred me for life. What’s scarier than a water-based horror movie with sharks? We can’t see what is lurking beneath, and we certainly can’t move as quickly as those predators. We don’t have a chance! As a result, I’ve never liked going into the ocean,...

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The NFL is at it, Again!

Published in the Huffington Post Do remember the horrifying headlines from last year? Ray Rice knocked out his fiancée. Adrian Peterson was indicted for child abuse. Tom Brady lied about deflating balls. Well, my blog post has nothing to do with these stories. There are over 2 million Google hits...

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Seat Cushion to Float, Really?

For Memorial Day, my family and I flew from Philadelphia to Tampa. I fly a lot for work so I am used to the experience. However, my children, who are eight and twelve, always have questions. My son was fascinated that his seat cushion doubled as a flotation device. He...

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Mother’s Day After Losing a Child

Published in the Huffington Post Holidays are big deal in this country, and my family is no exception. We got little packages for Halloween and Valentine’s Day, and big packages for birthdays and religious holidays. In fact, some birthdays felt more like birth weeks. It was good because holidays represented...

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The One Shining Moment of March

Published by the Huffington Post I love this time of year. My colleagues strut around the office pretending to know who is going to win the NCAA Tournament. They spend countless hours on the web studying bracketolgy, only to lose to someone who knows nothing about basketball, but likes the...

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