Stories from a Recovering Bride

I have been marinating on this post for quite some time now – it has been a long time since I have sat down to really get my thoughts on paper. Work, stress, (wedding planning!) – a lot of things going on the last year of my life. I am excited to finally be back …

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The Choice

I grew up with the last name of Schwartz, the distinctly Germanic, Jewish last name of my ancestors. I also grew up with very little understanding of what that name meant. That my father, when traveling abroad, would be denied handshakes because of this name, and called “rabbi” as an insult.  That many others would …

The Breakfast Club

My husband and I have a tradition: On the morning that either of us travels we go to one of our favorite breakfast spots and have a little time to connect before we jet off in opposite directions. One of our most visited places is a small local diner that makes the best omelets you …

Old Grief

If you have ever been to the beach, you know that there are two uniquely profound times of day – In the morning, when the water is clear and cool, the waves gentle and the sun warmly cresting on the horizon - and dusk, when the sky is streaked with watercolor clouds, the water is …