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A Good New Year!

Do you remember the excitement of the first day of the new year? As a kid in Omaha, Rosh Hashanah meant new things. Like new clothes. Mom always took me to Brandeis department store downtown to buy something new to wear for the new year…in the “husky” section. (I was a fat little kid.) We Read More

The Power of Stories to Shape Identity and Revitalize Community

Hey everyone! Here’s a new post about the power of stories to shape our identity and revitalize community: Read More

Be the Best!

It’s true there may be only one ‘Best Picture’ a year, but my Russian immigrant grandfather – I called him ‘Zaydie’ – understood there is never only one ‘Best Grandchild.’ This is what Zaydie accomplished in telling each of his nine grandchildren we were the ‘best boy’ or ‘best girl’ in the United States of America. In calling us ‘the best,’ we were called to be the best. The message was: Aspire to be the best human being you can be. And isn’t that the best goal of a life well-lived?” Read More

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