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I am the Last Child – Both my Brothers are now Gone

I am the Last Child – Both my Brothers are now Gone

Last week my older brother Michael, who has lived in New York for the last 40 years, died.

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Reflections on a public life. 25 Years Later – I finally figured it out!

Reflections on a public life. 25 Years Later – I finally figured it out!

The Ghomeshi affair had been jogging my brain. It was an interesting read – but what did it have to do with me? Nothing – or so I thought.

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Hip Replacement Surgery – I’m Back – Part 2

Hip Replacement Surgery – I’m Back – Part 2

In last month’s Part 1 blog I wrote nice things about my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hossein Mehdian. I certainly didn’t want to irritate him before I went under the knife.

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A fabulous Canadian success story – and the lady who made it happen!

A fabulous Canadian success story – and the lady who made it happen!

Esther and I met over 50 years ago…BeforeBirthControl pills. Back then, Jewish girls had limited options. Getting us married was the first priority of our parents

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A Day at the Races – no politics – just some fun

A Day at the Races – no politics – just some fun

I’ll bet lots of you are familiar with gambling… and horse racing. Well, we aren’t. Sure we’ve been to Las Vegas where I glued myself to the 25 cent slot machines. I’m too cheap to contemplate losing more than $20 a session in the casino so I figured I would have more fun and could hang out longer if I bet less.

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The Last Three Years – Priceless! And the arrival of the big 70!

The Last Three Years – Priceless! And the arrival of the big 70!

Happy Chanukah! Merry Christmas! Three interesting years just flew by – so it’s time to share and time to review.

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Kudos and other stuff in honour of Jerry’s 80th birthday!

Kudos and other stuff in honour of Jerry’s 80th birthday!

So it is appropriate that I, an internationally published author, write a few words in honour of my current husband’s 80th birthday. I have to be careful that it doesn’t sound like a eulogy – mmm- that would have to be only nice comments.

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I Think I Have Gotten Older – Is It Possible?

I Think I Have Gotten Older – Is It Possible?

I have always been 16 years old…in my head. So no matter what my body was doing, I was 16. And I would often laugh when I told friends and business associates that despite what they had heard or read about me, I was still only 16.

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Off to Camp! Free at last, free at last…

Off to Camp!  Free at last, free at last…

Today, the children of my children are off to Camp Timberlane. Max is the oldest at 16 – this year he will be a CIT and he is so excited.

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In memory of my friend Ruthie…

In memory of my friend Ruthie…

My friend Ruthie died this week. She was a mother, a grandmother, a loyal friend, a professional bridge player and one of the kindest people I have known.

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