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‘Ladies and Gentlemen and Dear Children…’

Little did I know that an airline announcement would have such an impact on me. I took eight flights on Turkish Airlines during “Sheila’s Excellent Adventure” last month. Each time the pilot began a mundane English announcement with “Ladies and … Continue reading

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My friend Kathleen

Kathleen retired at around 40 from a high-level executive position with a major hi-tech company. She told me that she was a real hard-ass, didn’t have much compassion for employees who wanted to stay home with a sick family member. … Continue reading

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Getting past hatred

My Jewish past is complicated. I was raised hypocritical Orthodox. My mother went to synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the the year, to see what the other women were wearing. This didn’t sit well with me. Friends … Continue reading

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