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Elizabeth Edwards , A Lady Full of Grace

By Ilana Angel

December 7, 2010 | 11:05 pm

July 3, 1949 - December 7, 2010

My prayers and deepest sympathy go out today to the family and friends of Elizabeth Edwards.  She was full of grace during her battle with cancer, and I admire and respect her with all that... read on

  • Vomit? Fighting? Bleeding?  Must be time for Skating With The Stars!

    By Ilana Angel

    December 7, 2010 | 8:21 am

    Even before the single most horrible hour of television made it to air, things started to fall apart.  Disney “star” Brandon Smith was rushed to the hospital after vomiting during rehearsal.  They say it’s due to food poisoning, but we know the truth.  Being on this show is... read on

  • Does A Wedding Dress + A Broken Heart – Bitterness = Stupidity?

    By Ilana Angel

    December 5, 2010 | 6:33 pm

    Yesterday I decided to clean out my front hall closet.  As a professional organizer, I spend my days keeping other people’s things in order.  My home is extremely organized.  I know where everything is and I like that.  This particular closet however, had become a bit of dumping... read on

  • Homeless Man + Chocolate Covered Cherry = TGIF.  Seriously.

    By Ilana Angel

    December 3, 2010 | 9:36 am

    It’s been a long week.  Work is busy, my mother is in town, it’s the holidays, and my son has a lot of algebra home work.  While I would love to help him, it makes absolutely no sense to me, and it takes all my strength to not tell him that he will never need to know this crap.

    ... read on
  • Happy Hanukkah – I’m Bleeding!

    By Ilana Angel

    December 2, 2010 | 8:45 am

    Last night was the first night of Hanukkah.  It’s such a happy holiday.  It’s fascinating for a holiday that is so old, and seeped in such tradition, that nobody knows how to spell it.  If I get a dozen cards, from a dozen different people, each card will spell it differently.

    ... read on
  • Public Displays of Affection vs. Public Displays of Sex

    By Ilana Angel

    December 1, 2010 | 8:38 am

    I’ve always been big on PDA’s.  I think it’s lovely to walk holding hands, or to grab a quick kiss when out and about with someone I care about.  There are many ways to show affection in public and my personal favorite is when the man I am with places his hand on the small of... read on

  • Skating With The “Stars” May Be the Worse Show on Television – Ever

    By Ilana Angel

    November 29, 2010 | 11:53 pm

    I have decided to keep watching this show.  Not because it is good, but because it is so bad.  I love reality television and I write about it a lot.  This show however, is being written about not because I love it, but rather because every single second of it is a nightmare.

    It... read on

  • Mom, A Blown Tire & Thanksgiving With Jesus, Moses & Muhammad

    By Ilana Angel

    November 29, 2010 | 9:37 am

    My mom is in town. She is super cute and I get a kick out of her.  She’s not much for going out.  She likes to stay home, cooking and knitting.  It’s funny because those are Grandmotherly things to do and I guess I now view her as the Grandma to my child, as much as my own... read on

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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