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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
BF5J_social_security.jpg Social Security by LouiseSilk
As I get older and money gets tighter, the big question for people like me is when is the best time to start taking social security?   Steve is older than I am and has the higher primary insurance ...
5HCU_Counting_the_Omer.jpg The Count Begins by LouiseSilk
Counting of the Omer began as an ancient Jewish agricultural ritual of marking each of the 49 days as the Israelites' journeyed from bondage in Egypt to revelation at Mount Sinai. For the Jewish my...
C4KZ_blood_red_moon.jpg Special Edition Seder by LouiseSilk
This year Seder night will include a total Lunar Eclipse.   It begins at 2 AM when the edge of the moon first enters the amber core of Earth's shadow. This video from 2011 has a nice explanation of...
3MGF_End_Hunger.jpg Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) aka Food Stamps by LouiseSilk
On the first of the month, hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars (Last year, it was $76 billion) are instantly downloaded onto debit cards so that 47 million poverty-line Americans can received ...
JCDN_UN_Climate_Report.jpg Clearly, We Are The Fools by LouiseSilk
Denial of the science is malpractice. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry The report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability released yesterday by the UN, shows that there is a ...
EFZK_Carter.jpg A Call To Action by LouiseSilk
President Jimmy Carter has most certainly risen to the top in his retirement efforts in his new book, A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power . He makes a brilliant, honest case abou...
EUD0_Gloria_Steinem.jpeg This is the New Eighty by LouiseSilk
Happy Birthday, Gloria
6LW5_Holi.jpg The Color of Holi by LouiseSilk
When it comes to the full moon of March and the beginning of spring, people are up for celebration. Of course there is our holiday of Purim , the greening of St. Patrick’s Day, and also the Hindu c...
9ZIE_absolute_power_Justin_Smith.jpg Money by LouiseSilk
In the midst of totaling our expenses for taxes, you are probably as unhappy as I am realizing the great power and control that money has over how we live.   What does money mean to you? Does repre...
E3EH_IWDposter.jpg INSPIRING CHANGE by LouiseSilk
March 8 th is International Women's Day. This year the theme, Inspiring Change, calls for challenging the status quo of women's inequality to inspire women's advancement everywhere in every way.   ...