Jewish Journal

Collect This!

By Honey Lazar

July 30, 2013 | 2:27 pm

I had a brilliant photography teacher, Mary Jo, who theorized that we take the same picture over and over again despite the contents appearing to be... More.

  • I am Charmed

    By Honey Lazar

    July 26, 2013 | 11:08 am

    Stories are told in various ways.  Aunt Ruth and I have charm bracelets dating back to our childhoods!  Do you?  On hers is her baby ring replete with... More.

  • Miss, Mrs., or Ms?

    By Honey Lazar

    July 18, 2013 | 5:44 am

    I don’t think there’s one thing more important you can do for your kids than have family dinner.” - Ruth Reichl, former Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet

    If... More.

  • I’m Too Busy

    By Honey Lazar

    July 16, 2013 | 8:07 am

    Summer has been so hot, and just when I wanted to gasp, sigh, and whine, I think about what i learned from Aunt Ruth.  She spent most of her days in the... More.

  • What’s So Funny?

    By Honey Lazar

    July 12, 2013 | 2:41 pm

    As talks with our book's agent heat up and queries are made, I find myself wistful about this photographic odyssey.  I spent years on an Amish project,... More.

  • Be Prepared

    By Honey Lazar

    July 8, 2013 | 10:00 am

    By mid-century, people over 55 will outnumber those under 18 for the first time in history. Aunt Ruth's ingredients for a live well-lived include the... More.

  • Recipes=Memories

    By Honey Lazar

    July 5, 2013 | 6:51 am

    Photographing for "Loving Aunt Ruth" turned out to be delicious and somewhat fattening.  Well worth the pounds!  Aunt Ruth is a marvelous cook with a... More.

  • Chief Memory Officer

    By Honey Lazar

    July 3, 2013 | 5:28 am

    I recently spent time with a close friend who told me that when we collect our family stories, photos, and ephemera,we become Chief Memory Officers.  ... More.