Tag: Aging

Times they are a Changing

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… Continue Reading “Times they are a Changing”

The Revenge of the Firefly Squid

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… Continue Reading “The Revenge of the Firefly Squid”

Rediscovering Spring

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.

and the seasons they go round and round.

“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… Continue Reading “and the seasons they go round and round.”

The Jewish New Year Demise of the Fabulous Red Petticoat

the arrival of the Jewish New Year brings mixed feelings for me.

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