What is a Jerusalem Bagel?

What is a Jerusalem Bagel?

How does it compare with a New York Bagel? I found the answer to my questions on the rooftop at the Global Ambassador Hotel, Camelback Road, here in Phoenix, on a warm and sunny February day.  George and I have celebrated over 50 of my birthdays together and it takes ...
An Ode to Instagram

An Ode to Instagram

Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash What am I doing paying tribute to Instagram that troublesome, frustrating social media platform? Sometimes I wonder about the hours I’ve wasted scrolling through cats, dogs, selfies, checking likes. And then I remember opening a...
Poetry’s Power

Poetry’s Power

December fig leaf fallen on winter grass Can a clergyman poet, noted for the purity and effectiveness of his choice of words (britannica.com) who died 390 years ago have anything to say at this dark year’s  ending? Yesterday, I savored a verse from George Herbert’s...
More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye

At the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center | Photo: by Janie Dailey I love to trace the beginning of things. In the beginning… Genesis 1 In the beginning… John 1 On a micro level, how did George, Micah, Janie and I happen to be at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage...
We Were There

We Were There

Adolf Hitler crossing the Olef Bridge, Gemünd, Germany. His destination, the fortress Vogelsang.20th November, 1936 | Photo from: Das Historische Gemünd by Markus Herbrand. We were there, Lisbet, Hilde and me. The power of old photographs. The three of us were in...