Jewish Journal


By Honey Lazar

August 30, 2013 | 9:02 am

Aunt Ruth and I have been waiting for a publisher.  It is a hard time to sell a book of photographs and thoughts about love, life, aging, and ideas of how ordinary people can make a... read on

  • Age Empathy

    By Honey Lazar

    August 19, 2013 | 2:01 pm

    This article in the New York Times got me wondering if loving aunt ruth is my own "age empathy suit!"  How glad I am that I have put it on, because I am in that boomer group who doesn't want to buy an "old lady" product.  Neither does Aunt Ruth!  If ever there was a time to pay... read on

  • Appreciate Everything

    By Honey Lazar

    August 14, 2013 | 8:34 am

    Aunt Ruth has taught me many lessons during the years of photographing her for loving aunt ruth.  I have asked her for advice on subjects ranging from how to make a brisket to staying the course when life continues to challenge me.  Aunt Ruth has lost her husband, siblings, and her... read on

  • Mustering

    By Honey Lazar

    August 7, 2013 | 6:35 am


    I have wonderful memories of riding in the car with my mom, as she pointed out front yards dotted with blooms or freshly mowed grass.  She'd always say, "Honey, you can tell how happy someone is by the way they take care of their yard. "  She was talking about attitude... read on

  • Aunt Ruth’s Love Has NO Boundaries!

    By Honey Lazar

    August 2, 2013 | 10:50 am

    How do you stay determined in the face of so much loss?
    I accept that life isn’t easy.  I have my faith…but I have a will to live, and that will comes from loving people. 

    If you have followed this blog, you know that Aunt Ruth’s answer to my question changed how I viewed my... read on

  • 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 different.  I did a project called The Portable Universe  about the things women carry in bras, pockets, laundry bags, and so forth... read on

  • 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 teething marks along with trinkets from years of travel with her beloved husband. My mother bought mine.   My mom brought me a... read on

  • 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 you follow this blog, you know that Aunt Ruth never stopped collecting and testing recipes. Preparing delicious food was only half... read on

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