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  • Maya Angelou: Teacher of Quiet, Lady of Grace

    By Ilana Angel

    May 28, 2014 | 7:23 am

    This was originally posted on October 16, 2013. Dr. Angelou passed away today and my heart weeps. I will forever admire this woman. Thank you Maya, for easing my sorrow and teaching me to see the joy that surrounds me daily.

    I was speaking to someone about Maya Angelou yesterday... read on

  • Motherhood 101: London, LA & an Alternate Ending

    By Ilana Angel

    May 24, 2014 | 2:59 pm

    Yesterday my son had his final audition in London for university. It was intense. He was there from 9 until 2, and was then asked to return at 6:30 to learn of his result. He was warned they would not announce those selected until the entire class has been chosen, so while they... read on

  • Updates and Observations from London

    By Ilana Angel

    May 22, 2014 | 11:28 am

    Today I sat in a Costa Coffee in London while my son was at a university interview next door.  When I walked with him to the theater, I put my hand on the door to go in and he stopped me. He said he was cool going in on his own and I was immediately transported to his first day of... read on

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  • Keeping the Faith Heads to England!

    By Ilana Angel

    May 16, 2014 | 10:23 am

    I am leaving for London today and I am thrilled to be travelling with my son. I am spending 8 days in my favorite city with my favorite human being. and  we are going to have a blast. My son will interview at his top choice university, I will see family on my Dad’s side I have not... read on

  • Is Donald Sterling Bad For Jews?

    By Ilana Angel

    May 13, 2014 | 9:36 am

    I just watched Donald Sterling’s interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN and I cringed. It is incredible to me that this man thought this interview would help him get out of the mess he is in, and even more interesting that a man who clearly has no filter, gave an interview without a... read on

  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    By Ilana Angel

    May 11, 2014 | 9:23 am

    Today is a celebration of mothers. There are no requirements to be celebrated, because being a mother is good enough. You can be a good mother, a bad mother, a mean mother, or an angelic mother. You just have to be a mother and most days I think I am a very good one. This year... read on

  • Donald Sterling is an Idiot, but is he racist?

    By Ilana Angel

    May 6, 2014 | 8:59 pm

    We live in a world that is drowning in hate and a country that is not as evolved as we think when it comes to hate based on color, religion, or politics. To say that people don’t like to talk about it would be a lie because they do like to talk about it. They just don’t want to be... read on

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