Monday, February 20, 2012


A couple is an intersection of two families. Even a short-term relationship brings with it a certain amount of baggage, but a long-term, committed relationship is that point at which two different families are joined, with their own histories, values, traditions and idiosyncracies.

It makes me very happy when I look at the large extended family I am part of, which includes our closest friends. Even the nuts in my bowl of mixed ingredients make me proud that I am a part of such a glorious cacophany of different people.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chicken Soup for the body

I am so sick of being sick! First, recuperation from surgery. Then the fluid buildup in the area around my hernia repair that had to be drained. Now, flu-like symptoms complete with a cough and rapid-fire sneezing (and the gunk that comes up with both of those activities), aches and pains and a sore throat.

I need some real chicken soup. Not the Campbell's variety, nor any other that is prepackaged. If my mother-in-law was still around, she'd make me up some with matzoh balls and a few waterlogged pieces of carrot, onion and celery.