2 Apr, 2015

Happy Passover with my German Grandmother’s Hazelnut Torte

April 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

I'm in the midst of getting ready for Passover, but I wanted to share that my grandmother's signature Torte made it to Tablet Magazine. Story and recipe here.

10 Jul, 2014

Sirens over Tel Aviv

July 10th, 2014|Tags: , |

This is the Tel Aviv building where we are currently staying on the top floor - the penthouse is set back so you can't see it from the street, plus it's rather [...]

15 Jun, 2014

In Honor of Father’s Day

June 15th, 2014|Tags: , |

I'm rerunning my six-word Dad memoir from three years ago, that sadly will always be true because, even 29 years after he died, the tears can still creep up on [...]

19 May, 2014

Eyeing the Emptying Nest

May 19th, 2014|Tags: |

I've been in a blogging slump, and I figure it's better to admit that than to publish lackluster posts. There are books I want to write about, photo essays I want [...]

11 May, 2014

Being a Parent Must Be Awesome…

May 11th, 2014|Tags: |

My "awesome" Mother's Day present this year "Being a parent must be awesome," says my 13-year-old son, eyeing me from the upper bunk as I wake him up in time [...]

7 Oct, 2013

Writing about Real People

October 7th, 2013|Tags: , , , |

Writing about real people, especially family, is probably the number 1 issue writers of personal stories worry about. But it is not just an issue for nonfiction writers... In my [...]

17 Jul, 2013

Rebecca McClanahan on Writing about Family

July 17th, 2013|Tags: , , , |

With her memoir The Tribal Knot - A Memoir of Family, Community and a Century of Change, RebeccaMcClanahan did what many of us wish we would do – "do something" [...]

5 Jul, 2013

My Grandparents’ House

July 5th, 2013|Tags: , , |

 The latest photo of my grandparents' former house, taken by me on my last visit in June 2009. My essay 'Thrown Out' of the Family Home was published in [...]

16 Jun, 2013

A Giraffe and a Donkey

June 16th, 2013|Tags: , |

For Father's Day I want to share two of my most treasured possessions: a giraffe and a donkey that my dad made out of wire - a simple present for his [...]

6 Jun, 2013

25th Wedding Anniversary!

June 6th, 2013|Tags: |

6/6/88 - we thought that was a cool date; still is, because both of us can remember it. We're not ones to make a big to-do about our wedding anniversaries [...]

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