An Amazing Woman

While in L.A. I spent some time with an old family friend, Doris Dotson. Doris is almost 80 years old, came to California from Birmingham, Alabama during the segregation of the 1950s. She worked as a cleaning lady for my grandmother, mother and aunts by day and as a janitor for L.A. City College by... Continue Reading →

L.A. Wrap-up

Well, the trip home went very well. I have to admit, it was a bit of a relief to see some traffic and people when I left Burbank airport and headed for my sister's. I also enjoyed the feeling of home seeing familiar storefronts, street signs, stoplights, etc. It was great to relax and know... Continue Reading →

Can I go home again?

Next week I'm going back to L.A. for a week-long visit. I have so many emotions. I feel nervous, excited, anxious, apprehensive, happy. I feel like I've changed so much in the last two years I'm not sure how I fit in there. My friends are still happy to see me, but I think my... Continue Reading →

Plastic Surgery

Today I was at the hairdresser and I picked up a copy of the latest People. The cover story was about Heidi Montag, 23-year-old star of The Hills and her plastic surgery obsession. She had 10 surgeries in one day recently and admits to planning even more as she gets older. Her parents weren't told... Continue Reading →

Volunteering

This past weekend was a whirlwind of volunteering at our synagogue. It was our intention when we moved to Nashville to get involved in the Jewish community as a way of making friends and connections in our new hometown. This community is quite a bit smaller than the one we left behind in L.A. so... Continue Reading →

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