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9Aug, 2019

Farewell to a Fridge, Or: Is It Weird to Become Attached to an Appliance?

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Farewell old fridge, and thanks for your service! I have to admit: My heart sank when the delivery guys carried out our old fridge. After serving us faithfully for 24 [...]

2Aug, 2019

One of the Most Picturesque Chicago Neighborhoods You’ve Probably Never Heard of: The Pullman Historic District

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Row Houses on St. Lawrence Ave, Pullman Historic District, Chicago Chicago is like that: In its farther reaches, bland wide streets lined with strip malls or highways with twisting on- [...]

12Jul, 2019

How the Experience of Surgery and Tremendous Physical Pain Changes You Forever

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This Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of my hip surgery. Unfortunately, this anniversary makes me sad. Recovering from this surgery sent me through hell and back, and I am not [...]

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I am a writer, photographer and blogger. My memoir Jumping Over Shadows, the story of a German-Jewish love that overcame the baggage of the Holocaust, was published in spring 2017.

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