4 Jan. 2021

Three Mitzvahs and A Shiva

2021-01-05T08:19:55-05:00January 4th, 2021|Family, Friends, Grief, Parenting|

This is us in 2019 on our most recent college girls trip (to Nashville). We wonder when we will all be together again in person?! Before I could start my video to join the Saturday morning services at a synagogue in Northern California I’ve never been to, and will probably never go to, the group text had already begun. “Show your face, Rach!” texted one of my friends from college. “Coming,” I texted back “only showing waist up [...]

14 Oct. 2020

Dear Grieving Friend

2020-10-15T08:03:26-04:00October 14th, 2020|Grief|

Welcome to the club, a club no one wants to be in. And yet somehow more and more of us seem to gain entry each and every single day. I learn about new members on the news, through a friend, a friend of a friend, a family member, a neighbor. Even though I may not know your name or what you look like, I know you. I was you. I am you. I joined this club over 16 years ago [...]