BEFORE THE BEGINNING: Carlene and Bethie

| July 1, 2016

The following true story happened a year or so before our younger daughter Valerie was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a bone cancer. I have never forgotten it since it demonstrates the hold that memory sometimes has on time.  ∞∞∞ Dressing for Aaron’s Bar Mitzvah was hazardous duty with my two little kids around and I […]

Hooray for DNA

| January 11, 2010

Rooted within my DNA is a thriving, chocolate-coded gene. Propelled from the distant past by ancestral kinfolk, its genetic pattern becomes operational at birth and overflows with chocolate as instructed. How else to explain my intense devotion to this velvety delight? I need a daily fix, and am not choosy: milk chocolate, dark, white, or bittersweet […]