Please Say Kaddish for Me: A Novel for Everyone

From the first page of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields's novel Please Say Kaddish for Me, I was swept up in Havah Cohen's story. I was spellbound, so much so, I didn't want to put this book down. The book is simultaneously driven by character and events at a quick pace, divided into four parts. The year is 1899 … Continue reading Please Say Kaddish for Me: A Novel for Everyone

A Point Per Pea – Friday Fictioneers

Genre: Humor (101 words) A Point Per Pea Mama Harlow conducted the pea-eating contest. A point per pea. Her five children sat at the table, dipping their heads at their plates, delicately piercing each green ball with a tooth of a fork. The peas turned mushy and cold as they deliberated whether they could eat just one more. The contest culminated in the Grand Pea … Continue reading A Point Per Pea – Friday Fictioneers

A Caroling We Will Go

Tis the season for caroling. Singing together in joy and attempted harmony.  I grew up with this idea, singing alongside my brothers and sisters. Two neighboring Catholic families joined together. Our family of six kids, plus theirs, ten kids strong. A gathering filled up our houses, especially if spouses and friends joined in, which happened … Continue reading A Caroling We Will Go

A Festivus* Time: Santa Came to Town

*Festivus (i.e., this post may have Festivus hints) 'Twas two weeks before Christmas, when all through the house I was a reading a book because books relax me. Our tree still not up, nor stockings hung, but we still had hope that Santa Claus soon will be here. Our kittens were nestled all snug in … Continue reading A Festivus* Time: Santa Came to Town

Santa, The Jig Is Up

Santa, I'm on to you. Who's been naughty or nice? I have an answer to that question. It appears that the orange that people put in their stockings has its own story...and it's huge! I think this is the closest I'll ever get to solving the mysteries of the Universe and Everything. First, the supposed … Continue reading Santa, The Jig Is Up