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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
1OJ7_Ghostwars.jpg Ghost Wars by LouiseSilk
With all of this ridiculous over-coverage of Netanyahu’s speech today, the more important story of Iraqi Force pushing to control ISIS-Held Tikrit has been pushed to the back burner. I’m not sure h...
80PM_familyvalue.jpg A Room Of One’s Own by LouiseSilk
Both coming from previous marital experiences, Steve and I form a new-age reconfigured family. Of our five adult children, only one is currently in a traditional family structure. The Census Bureau...
EBX0_wabisabi.jpg Wabi Sabi? by LouiseSilk
Wabi Sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in incomplete impermanent imperfection. It is a mind-set of nuances and subtleties that embraces the cracks, crevices and marks of time and action in...
8F8R_OliverSacks.jpg Audacity, Clarity and Plain Speaking by LouiseSilk
I have been increasingly conscious, for the last 10 years or so, of deaths among my contemporaries. My generation is on the way out, and each death I have felt as an abruption, a tearing away of pa...
IS6Z_Stitching_detail.jpg It Takes A Life Time by LouiseSilk
The big question that I am getting lately is- How long does it take you to make that? Oh my, what a loaded question. There are so many factors that go into each and every quilt : the purpose, the b...
71LE_black_carbon_pollution.jpeg The Clean Air of Pittsburgh-Not by LouiseSilk
I often think of the classic scene in Catch 22 where Yossarian thinks he has saved Snowden by putting a tourniquet around his thigh, only to open his jumpsuit and find his guts pouring out under is...
APWU_BUBBEMayaHailey.jpg Practicing Gratitude- Or Not? by LouiseSilk
I have spent my whole life on the quest of being taken seriously. It stems from that naturally occurring underdog place in our society being a female, being Jewish, being a fiberartist. There isn’t...
AVGJ_Staples.jpg The New Office Supply: Make More Happen by LouiseSilk
I heard on the news yesterday that Staples is buying Office Depot . Have you been in Staples lately? I love how they have updated themselves to consumer needs. They have broadened their categories,...
KUJT_compassion.jpg As Is Your Deed As Is Your Destiny by LouiseSilk
The greatest hunger in life is not for food, money, success, status, security, sex, or even love from the opposite sex. Time and again people have achieved all these things and wound up still feeli...
6L94_Tzadee.jpg His Memory Is A Blessing by LouiseSilk
Arthur Jaffe created the most exciting innovative collection of over 4,000 artists' books and ephemera at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts in the Wimberly Library at Florida Atlantic University. His ...