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Be Nimble

By Michelle K. Wolf

October 8, 2014 | 6:57 pm

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
– Charles Darwin

Although there are many challenges to... read on

  • Casting Away Our Sins, California-style

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    September 28, 2014 | 9:19 pm

    We went to Santa Monica beach today to join other Southern Californian Jews who were casting their sins into the vast Pacific Ocean as part of the Tashlich ritual that takes place between Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. The general idea is that the breadcrumbs we cast into the water... read on

  • Giving and Receiving a Stink Eye

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    September 17, 2014 | 11:03 pm

    “ Stink eye: A surfer term meaning a glare or lingering dirty look”
    ---Urban Dictionary.com

    There we were, a few years ago, in the back row of the synagogue and our son with special needs started making some annoying noises, but not too loud. Most of the congregants who came... read on

  • Hearing the Still, Small Voice -  #Elul 9

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    September 4, 2014 | 9:17 pm

    When is a whisper louder than a scream?

    During these weeks leading up to the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, there are a group of bloggers posting about a different spiritual theme each day during the Hebrew month of Elul, as part of a collective preparation for the days of awe... read on

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  • Don’t Dump on #IcebucketChallenge

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 26, 2014 | 11:41 pm

    As someone who is a consultant, volunteer, donor and recipient in the world of non-profits, I am thrilled to witness the incredible, and unplanned success of the Ice Bucket Challenge in raising new dollars for the ALS Association (ALSA) in its mission to end ALS, a devastating and... read on

  • Imagine Yourself in a Wheelchair

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 17, 2014 | 9:51 pm

    There is a very high probability that sometime soon, you or a loved one in your family will need to use a wheelchair to get around, either temporary or permanently.  Right now, researchers estimate that about 2.2 million Americans use a wheelchair for mobility and that number is... read on

  • Retirement and Reality

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 4, 2014 | 10:20 pm

    During our vacation in Alaska, my husband and I keep meeting older couples who are retired, and seem to spend most of their time driving around the country in an RV, going way for weeks, even months from home. They share their adventures and travels with a laugh, saying how much... read on

  • Time Off

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 24, 2014 | 11:37 pm

    In Season 2 of “Orange is the New Black”, the central character, Piper returns to the federal jail after obtaining a 48-hour furlough to visit her dying grandmother. When she returns to prison, she remarks on the strange ways of the world outside of jail:
    “You know what was so... read on

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