Archive for September 2014

I Am Kinda Sorta Related to Joan Rivers

Don’t get me wrong. I loved Joan Rivers. In fact, I am sort of related to her. Her sister, Barbara Waxler, was married to a distant cousin of mine. I loved her honesty, her self-deprecation and yes, even the meanness of her humor. She was a Brooklyn Jew, for God’s sake! Funny is funny. Her motto was that it was never too early to be funny even... Read more »

I Really Hate To Shvitz

Shvitz is the Yiddish word for sweat. I really hate to shvitz. I prefer to be too cold to too hot. You can always put on more clothes, but if you are naked and shvitzing, there’s not much you can do about it. I don’t like hot baths or jacuzzis and you won’t ever get... Read more »

The Co-Worker From Heck

I have done all manner of things in my 60 years on the planet. I lived on a hippie commune, well actually, an organic farming community, in W Wales in the UK where we “knitted our own yogurt,” I worked for an educational paperback books company, I fundraised for the environmental group, Greenpeace, and I... Read more »

There's A New School In Town

City Elementary is getting ready to open its doors on September 8, 2014 in Hyde Park. The newest not for profit school for children with special needs will be occupying rooms in KAM Isaiah Israel’s School building. There are 7 students matriculated in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. If all goes well, they will add a... Read more »