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7
Sep

Shabbat Dinner Destinations

Back to school.  Back to mitzvah planning.  Mitzvahs or not, Shabbat dinners kicking off celebratory weekends strain the bandwidth of most people.  There are so many things to consider. Who comes?  Out of towners, close relatives, sometimes even BFFs.  I’ve seen it all.  From just out of town guests to practically everyone who is invited …

3
Aug

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

I can dream, can’t I? It’s August, it’s hot (or it is supposed to be), and we’re already thinking, “where did summer go?”  June is graduation and wedding month, July is all about patriotism and the red, white and blue.  August?  I don’t know anymore; kids are back in school before Labor Day instead of …