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I’m outta here!

Dear Karen,

Well, I’m outta here.  Gone.  But only for a week.

I’ll be back, though, but I thought you should know where I’m going, and why. Continue reading

Vienna: our final trip of 2014

Dear Karen,

Today I finally give you the low-down on the last part of our trip to Prague and Vienna.  Lucky you!

The day we went to Vienna, we woke up in Prague, drove to Theresienstadt, and then south.  During our drive from the concentration camp, we spent our time in quiet reflection at the horrific living conditions we’d just seen. Continue reading

Perfect Hanukkah latkes

Dear Wendy,

Again with the recipes! Yesterday I told you how to make our mother’s delectable shortbread cookies, a treat she produced in quantity every Christmas.

Tonight we’ll be lighting the first candle of Hanukkah, and in our house you just don’t do that without potato latkes. My mother-in-law Phyllis taught me this recipe 30-some years ago, and I’ve been making them to her specs ever since. Continue reading

Happy Hallowe’en: It’s all about the candy

Dear Karen,

Happy Hallowe’en!  I love this time of year—the crisp air, the falling leaves, the hint of winter in the air, saying good-bye to the heat and humidity of summer…I love it all. Continue reading

An autumn visit to Ontario

Dear Karen,

After more than two weeks in Toronto, I’m finally back in London.  As much as I love being home, I do miss  Canada, mostly because I finally got the chance to spend 14 whole days there, with my little grandson.  Oh yeah, and his parents.  They’re kind of important, too! Continue reading

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