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And now a word from Rachel…

Dear Wendy,

Rachel here. I’m pretty sure if my mother tried to write a post right now, she might just break down. See, she’s had a rough past 48 hours, mainly because she was helping me move all my junk…er… precious possessions out of Humber residence, where I’ve just finished my third year, and into a temporary storage locker. Continue reading

Change – it’ll be a doozy this summer

Dear Karen,

Ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strain.  Thanks, David Bowie, for putting it so well.

Like you, we’re also facing the strain of a few changes this summer. 

Lars and I will begin our summer in one home, and end up in another, in a different country and continent. Continue reading

So we’re retired – what the hell happens now?

Dear Karen,

Last week, I became the wife of a retiree.  Yeah.  I know.

We’d been thinking and talking about the Big Day since last year, and recently, a friend of mine suggested I keep a diary, penning my thoughts about how he’s handling it.  She suggested I call it The First 50 Days.   I thought about doing that, but realised, I’d rather think about how I’m coping instead.

I guess I’m selfish that way.

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Awesome Advice Central: The Chamberpot Incident

Dear Awesome Advice Central,

I admit it, I’m stunned. Gobsmacked. Furious. The list goes on and I can’t stop adding to it.

Last week, my daughter sent out her wedding invitations. This should be a time of joy, correct? Two crazy kids, joining in holy matrimony and all that stuff. Right? Continue reading

A Seder to remember: Our family’s Haggadah

Dear Wendy,

Here’s something you might not know about me: many years ago, I wrote a Haggadah—the order of service used in the Passover Seder. That’s not a remarkable feat in itself—there are many versions, most far more learned than mine—but as far as I know, mine is the only one written by a non-Jewish woman. Continue reading

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