December 31, 2017

La Peña, My Role Model for 2018

I was first gifted with an introduction to “La Peña” in 2014 when I travelled to México to officiate Carlos’ and Victor’s wedding. A friend-to-be took a group of us on a trip to Bernal and we had breakfast at a hotel whose dining room overlooked the rock. I remember being intrigued by her mystery and awed by her majesty. Something has drawn…

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September 24, 2017

Even Today You Have Free Choice

These can seem like dark days indeed. In the United States a president has been appointed and in just eight months our greatest fears are manifesting as his divisiveness and disregard for his people are beginning to unfold. There are earthquakes in Mexico and elsewhere; Popocatépetl sent ash a mile high yesterday; hurricanes and typhoons are becoming weekly occurrences and with unprecedented intensity;…

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September 16, 2017

Secrets 101 – The Art of Misalignment

I, like many in my area, grew up in a family of secrets. Being in a primarily Italian and Jewish neighborhood the secrets just added to the drama of day-to-day life. Mostly under the guise of “white lies” the snippets of omissions and outright lies were usually well-intentioned if misguided. “Your father doesn’t need to know.” “It would give your grandmother a heart…

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December 31, 2017

La Peña, My Role Model for 2018

I was first gifted with an introduction to “La Peña” in 2014 when I travelled to México to officiate Carlos’ and Victor’s wedding. A friend-to-be took a group of us on a trip to Bernal and we had breakfast at a hotel whose dining room overlooked the rock. I remember being intrigued by her mystery and awed by her majesty. Something has drawn…

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September 24, 2017

Even Today You Have Free Choice

These can seem like dark days indeed. In the United States a president has been appointed and in just eight months our greatest fears are manifesting as his divisiveness and disregard for his people are beginning to unfold. There are earthquakes in Mexico and elsewhere; Popocatépetl sent ash a mile high yesterday; hurricanes and typhoons are becoming weekly occurrences and with unprecedented intensity;…

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September 16, 2017

Secrets 101 – The Art of Misalignment

I, like many in my area, grew up in a family of secrets. Being in a primarily Italian and Jewish neighborhood the secrets just added to the drama of day-to-day life. Mostly under the guise of “white lies” the snippets of omissions and outright lies were usually well-intentioned if misguided. “Your father doesn’t need to know.” “It would give your grandmother a heart…

Read More