Wednesday, December 19, 2012


                                            He spreads the snow like wool. Psalm 147:16

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


Last year I when I was in Germany the extremely talented Frau Elkenhans measured my hand and informed me that she would knit me a pair of socks. Some months later when I met my friends Helmut and Marion in NYC they had a special package for me. Much to my delight it was the most beautiful pair of socks I had ever seen. They are my extra fancy super warm and dress up socks.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Girl Scout

My one hundred and four and a half year old grandmother's life was revolutionized by Girl Scouting. Venturing forth from the confines and strictures of the Bronx and setting up a rustic campsite in the wilderness was immensely freeing. All the fresh air,traipsing through the woods,splashing about in icy waters,and traversing lakes and rivers via canoe were an invigorating and refreshing tonic to consticted city life! Discovering and exploring the natural world- how exhilarating! My grandmother's passion for the outdoors has lasted a lifetime. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012