Monthly Archives: February 2011

Still Cold

 It was a cold day.  Snowing and about 15 degrees F.  It was the kind of weekend day made for staying home and perhaps baking cookies.  We did not exactly want to bundle up and drive the 30 miles to … Continue reading

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Brave, Brave, Brave, Brave Sir Robin…. and me….

 OK, I know I’m a sucker for pop culture references, but remember the "Brave Sir Robin" bit in Monty Python and the Holy Grail?  "When danger reared its ugly head, he bravely turned his tail and fled…."  Well, that song … Continue reading

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Mount Horeb Schools are closed and it isn’t even snowing!

Madison public schools were closed today as teachers protested proposed cuts to public workers contracts, and the elimination of collective bargaining for the state’s unions.  For the past two days, union members and supporters have flooded the state Capitol building … Continue reading

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The Universal Language of Food

 There’s a Jewish saying that all holidays end up with some kind of feast.  Whether you’re explaining Chanukah or Passover to your friends, it can all be summed up by: "They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!"  In … Continue reading

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What game?

 Remember that thing about being Jewish in Wisconsin – when everyone wishes you a Merry Christmas but you feel left out because you don’t celebrate it?  Well, I don’t celebrate football, and yet there is a huge party going on … Continue reading

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A break from Italy IF you get my drift…..

 "One for the record books."  "A storm of historic proportions." "Blizzard warning." Nobody could say we weren’t thoroughly warned about the enormous snowstorm that blew through our midst over the last few days.  It was supposed to start Monday afternoon … Continue reading

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