The Pendulum Swings Again . . .

What are supposed to be normal experiences for a child aren’t absorbed or expressed in any predictable, cogent, peaceful way by my son. I pray one day this will all change, and the direction on the dizzying pendulum will move us to a place of peace, joy and laughter. Until then, someone please stop the ride. I want to get off.

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How Far Down the Rabbit Hole?

In my last posting, A Mother Cries…, I shared that I have begun a medication protocol for both of my children.  I am still not 100% at peace with this decision.  But once you begin down the rabbit hole, there is no choice but to keep tunneling forward.  At times the journey seems overwhelmingly dark […]

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A Mother Cries . . .

When it comes to our children, moms don’t need a reason to cry.  We cry when our babies take their first step, perform in their first play, break a bone, learn to ride a bike, lose their championship and graduate from pre-school, elementary school, high school, college . . . The highs, and in this […]

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Winter Wonder-what?

Remember the joy you felt as a kid waiting expectantly at the crack of dawn for updates to the Winter Advisory?  303, 303, 303, 303!  I chanted my school number as a mantra – hoping and praying as fervently as I could to the snow gods to close my school. Ah, those were the days […]

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The One-Voice-Movement is born

Tomorrow, on 1/11/11 at 11:00 am (PST) thousands of people will gather to watch the Debbie Friedman funeral live streaming on the internet.  It is a fitting example of what was begun with the viral Plea for Prayer that has now become a movement.  In keeping with the inspiration that Debbie gave to so many […]

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Her Final Song . . . in memoriam for Debbie Friedman

I woke up hopeful.  I had dreamed I would find a notice posted on my Facebook “A Plea becomes a Movement” event page that would tell us that Debbie Friedman, the Jewish musical icon that had inspired multiple generations, had woken from her coma.  Wouldn’t it be a miracle?  The mere thought that the world […]

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A Prayer becomes a Movement

It’s been a most extroardinary day, one I won’t soon forget.  The power of social media is humbling and in this case, for a great cause. Just under two hours from now thousands of people will join their voices in a call for prayer to lend support and energy to singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman. It all […]

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A Prayer for Debbie

Debbie Friedman is one of the most influential and beloved Jewish artists of our time.  One of her most famous songs is Mi Shebeirach – a Prayer for Healing.  Now it’s Debbie who needs our prayer for her healing.   She is critically ill in a Southern California hospital so I am inviting all of […]

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I Believe (again) in Miracles

Wild maned, bristly and bright eyed, a homeless gentleman named Ted Williams used to roam the Ohio interstate.  Typical of most street beggars, he carried a rough-edged cardboard sign proudly offering to demonstrate his one and only attribute in exchange for badly needed cash.  This talent was his “God given gift of voice.” So after […]

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