Morning Tuvia and Slicers,
What a long writing break. but no worries, I’m good. We are still living in the Trump nightmare but Chanukah arrives tonight and our menorahs are ready. Nope, it’s not as good as it was, but in this reconstructed life I’ve been creating, I’m finding my way, step- by- step with lots of support. In fact, new lights will be hung in the apartment on Thursday and yes, you would still recognize it and probably approve. Happy Chanukah to me!
Now a two month catch up?
I wake up every morning, make the bed, complete with my mountain of pillows, prepare the coffee in soft light, turn on Morning Joe, scan the NY Times on my iPad and hope I will fulfill my self-imposed daily demands: play guitar, read, exercise, practice Hebrew, keep the virtual zipper secure across my mouth, work on a video and get off the couch and out the door. Remembering you is never on the list, it’s just a given, but like Joe Biden as he reconstructs his life without his son, Beau, I can be you and not fall off the rails in this Year 3.
My work at the Cornwall School District is going great. At our last full team day my new video piece, showcasing 10 classrooms was a hit and our HVWP collaboration will continue next year. My dad is still with us with his mind in tact even if he needs 24/7 support from our caregiver team. He still greets me every morning with- “Hi doll, are you okay?” My family is doing well, your family is doing well. Even though Trump is making us crazy, Robert Mueller is keeping the heat up on Trump and his cronies and burning the midnight oil to insure that he reaches his goals before he might be shut down. Fingers crossed that Trump’s days are numbered and we can reestablish our democracy. As much as my life is missing the pizzazz you brought to I don’t think you could have lived well in Trumpland, or without Charlie Rose, who has been stripped of his place in our lives, brought down by his own arrogance and abuse of male power.
There’s new challenges coming 2018; I’ll be beginning at the pottery wheel hoping to create my own coffee mugs, and even though I’m a true movie lover my passion has gone under the radar so finally I signed up for a movie course at the Burns to watch and discuss 6 international epics with a group of like-minded movie lovers.
And Finally- I’m beginning work on my annual community video and hey Slicers if you’re still reading this slice please consider joining in this year with 1-3 images that showcase friendship 2017. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org Include Community 2017 in the message line. Include photos and captions and your name. My plan is to create the piece before New Year’s Eve and drop it on You Tube/Facebook etc. by Jan 1, 2018 so send something asap.
It’s good to be writing,
Here’s last year’s to refresh your memory: