Tag Archives: American Culture

Secrets of the World Wide Web

It has been said that the domination of nature leads to the domination of human nature. Once someone experiences power over an animal, plant or vegetable, his desire to control his own species increases. The taste of having command over … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Gluppity Glupp

A few months before my third child Lily was born, I rushed to finish writing my novel The Gossamer Thread, knowing that it would be a long time before I had the time to think about it again. Even in … Continue reading

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Prayers for Japan

As the devastating news and images of the earthquake, tsunami and now nuclear threat circulate the globe, raising panic and fear throughout the world, I think about the important messages contained in my novel, The Gossamer Thread. In the following … Continue reading

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The Race of Innocence

The other day my five year old asked why different people have different colored skin. Ready to give my best answer to this innocent question, she followed by asking, “Why aren’t people’s skin blue, green, purple or red?” Her comment … Continue reading

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Flickers of Gold

In a hurry to leave for my five year old’s friend’s “American Girl” birthday party, I search through my closet for something to wear. I have just finished breastfeeding my three month old,  cleaning up my dogs throw-up (who got … Continue reading

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What memories will you leave behind?

Many years ago I had a next door neighbor who lived in the apartment next to mine in Beverly Hills. She was an elderly woman (a.k.a Rosie) who never had any visitors. She had no children, no pets and as … Continue reading

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Who is Santa Claus? Are Unicorns real? Is there really a Puff the Magic Dragon?

Although I am Jewish, my kids believe in Santa Claus (well – sort of). My four- year old believes in Unicorns (although she says if Santa doesn’t bring her one then he is NOT real.)  My six year old asked … Continue reading

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Listen to the African Cottonseed

Many years ago I wrote a paper for my Ph.D. program entitled, Tales of An African Cottonseed, narrated by a Cottonseed who is born in an African cotton field. The cottonseed is picked, cleaned, dyed, whitened, spun into threads and … Continue reading

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