My Socialist Great-Grandparents

A long time ago, there was a community known as New Llano Cooperative Colony. Originally founded in 1914 by Job Harriman, a prominent attorney and Socialist, New Llano was first named Llano del Rio and was located in the Antelope Valley near Los Angeles, California. The New Llano Cooperative Colony name change took place when … Continue reading My Socialist Great-Grandparents

A Long, Long Time Ago, and Very Far Away, there Lived…

a mom who had two wonderful children named Archibald (Rhys) and Annabel (Kate). They lived in a wild and wonderful castle that they shared with an ogre...A Long, Long Time Ago…and Very Far Away, There Lived…oh, how I miss those stories! We would snuggle up together, my children and I, and I would start off … Continue reading A Long, Long Time Ago, and Very Far Away, there Lived…

When I was very young, I read Exodus, a novel by Leon Uris. I realize that 'serious' literature people will scoff, because Uris' style is somewhat florid...but that novel changed my life forever. I learned Hebrew because I wanted to speak the language of the nation of Israel...and I learned quite a bit about Judaism because … Continue reading