Our first grandchild is about to spread her wings and leave for her first semester in college. Fifty eight years ago, I did the same. I couldn't help but compare the excitement and anxiety she's feeling with those I had so long ago. The anticipation is similar. From experience, I know that life for her and her … Continue reading Times they are a Changing
Firefly squid. Just think how much fun life could be if your first name was "Firefly." Firefly Vapnek sounds very interesting, don't you think? I think the name "Firefly"initially influenced how I felt about eating these small creatures. Fireflies are beautiful; to be caught, enjoyed and valued as a seasonal treat. I'd never heard of firefly … Continue reading The Revenge of the Firefly Squid
Each year of my life I rediscover Spring.The insane energy of it. The intoxicating scent of it. The seductive beauty of it. The wonder and exuberance of it.
"After Halloween it's a downhill slide to the holidays." I've said that for years. Now, I can add, after turning 70, it's a downhill slide to 75. These days, I've become more preoccupied with the 3/4 century mark. This decade of my life is just going too damn fast. I'm now making some accomodations for my … Continue reading and the seasons they go round and round.
the arrival of the Jewish New Year brings mixed feelings for me.