Today is the final day of Chanukah while throughout the land, holiday spirits are peaking. This wildly enthusiastic holiday excitement is something I’ve heard about my whole life, but never fully experienced. I’m Jewish. Christmas is a holiday which I don’t totally understand. I know for some Jewish families, the High Holidays -- Rosh Hashanah … Continue reading HOLIDAY SPIRIT – BY ELLIN CURLEY
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: R – Needs to start with the letter R or have at least six letters including an R - or anyway, that's the way I did it, so if I did it wrong, oops If we go to seven letters, do I get an extra 50 points? Aren't we lucky that … Continue reading SIX LETTERS INCLUDING R? PHOTO SCRABBLE?
And what a year it has been! Terrifying politics and weird weather. Dogs and new dogs and a summer that wouldn't end ... plus an autumn that never quite began. Now, here we are. December, the last month of the year. Christmas is just days away and you know I haven't wrapped anything. This may … Continue reading THE BEST OF THE MONTHS OF 2017
INHERIT THE WIND AND THE SCOPES TRIAL On this day as I write this, Alabama made us smile. I never thought I could say that, but it happened. It gave us hope. Not a solution, but hope that the future may yet be better than the present. And so, because the words spoken by Spencer … Continue reading THE FUTURE WENT ON TRIAL AND LOST