11 Sep, 2017

Remembering 9/11

2021-01-03T17:26:06-06:00September 11th, 2017|Tags: |

It's been my custom to commemorate 9/11 by taking my Portraits 9/11/01 off the shelf and opening it at random to read some of the obituaries the New York Times so admirably [...]

1 May, 2017

Jerusalem: Beit Nechemia

2021-01-03T17:26:12-06:00May 1st, 2017|Tags: , |

Today is Yom HaZikaron, the day Israel remembers its fallen soldiers. As the mother of two IDF soldiers (My daughter wrapped up her service last year; my son is still [...]

14 Mar, 2016

When a Friend Dies

2021-01-03T17:26:47-06:00March 14th, 2016|Tags: , |

Today I found out by happenstance, via Facebook, that a friend of mine passed away. We weren't close friends or I would have known that her battle with cancer had [...]

11 Sep, 2015

Remembering 9/11

2021-01-03T17:27:12-06:00September 11th, 2015|Tags: |

Every year, to commemorate 9/11, I take my Portraits 9/11/01 off the shelf and open it at random to read some of the obituaries the New York Times collected so [...]

11 Sep, 2014

Remembering 9/11

2021-01-03T17:27:57-06:00September 11th, 2014|Tags: |

For my generation, today's date will live in infamy. It will simply never again be another day. 9/11 will always make me shiver, and I will always have second thoughts [...]

11 Sep, 2013

My 9/11 Tribute

2021-01-03T17:29:02-06:00September 11th, 2013|Tags: |

Thanks to doing my Morning Pages, as soon as I wrote out the date this morning, it hit me what day it was: 9/11, and thanks to my ritual of [...]

16 Jul, 2013

On Attending Memorial Services

2021-01-03T17:29:04-06:00July 16th, 2013|Tags: |

  Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, where one of the memorial services was held. Within the last two weeks, I attended the memorial services for two men in their late [...]

11 Sep, 2012

A 9/11 Tribute

2021-01-03T17:31:57-06:00September 11th, 2012|Tags: |

I wrote about my 9/11 ritual last year, but I will write about it again this year, and probably in years to come as well, because that is what a [...]

27 Jul, 2012

In Memory of Munich

2021-01-03T17:32:03-06:00July 27th, 2012|Tags: , |

As the Olympic Games open in London, I dedicate my blog post today to the 40th anniversary of the massacre of eleven Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the Olympic Games [...]

11 Sep, 2011

9/11 Tribute: Portraits of Grief

2021-01-03T17:33:07-06:00September 11th, 2011|Tags: |

Remember the "Portraits of Grief" the New York Times published in the months after 9/11? The little stories about the individuals who perished that day that the NYT staffers put [...]

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