I am named after an aunt I never met. In my version of a Jewish family, you don’t name babies after living people, only after those who have passed on. This is not true in all Jewish families. It depends on where you come from and your “tribe’s” traditions in the matter. When I was […]



Today is the beginning of our end-of-year standardized testing. As I watched my 5th grader work his way through a problem, I also observed his hoodie. It had volume, folds and texture. As the student moved, so did the illusion of air being pumped into the arms and head.

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We woke Sunday to chilly temperatures and strong winds: awesome weather for a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty. We bundled up (though not warmly enough) and rode the subway to the southern tip of Manhattan to catch the first ferry of the day. Our tickets were for 9AM, but we were through security […]

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