Category: Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS

  First a short poem:   By the time you read this our world will be a very different place. The White House will soon be hosting a very different face.   Our lives will be changing in ways we can’t foresee. The leader may be leading by executive order alone or constitutionally.   The…

So why is it considered cute on newborns? Slumped over – Cute!  Bald- Adorable!  Chubby thighs- Delicious! Can we try and be that forgiving to everyone else? Obviously it must be the fact that newborns can make such interesting conversation, or are so considerate, and are so other directed! Is that what makes us willing…

  Recipes are the hottest thing!   I grew up flavoring by “feel”.  In other words, if You felt like pouring something in, you did!  Really -my mother has this gift for flavoring things and I just copied that. Which I think she got from her mom. My sister, in fact, once tried to watch…

  I’m looking to buy a magic flying carpet. Anyone have one for sale?   I’m glad to be a part of someone’s celebration. We pray for it. We want good things to happen to others. We want to be there. But we really don’t enjoy the Schlepping!   People think – “I’m looking for…

The bitter sweet joy of a wedding. Some may say, for the parents making the wedding it’s a bittersweet event-having a child move out, verses gaining another child. I say there are much more immediate pulling forces at play. Admittedly, they are more superficial forces, but, many are bittersweet for the person making the simcha,…

Vacation homes! Did that just have a visceral effect on you? If so, then you are probably the proud owner of one! And know exactly what I’m talking about? Yet to make it perfectly clear, I’m going to simply say, oxymoron. This is defined as when two contradictory terms appear in conjunction with one another.…

I passed by this store the other day, Jeannine’s Dream, such a wonderful name. Had such a lilt to it. Such promise. Such fantasy. The thing is, only the name was still there. So what was coming to fill this now empty space? Close your eyes -wiggle your fingers and toes, and I bet you…

  My daughter says I write about food a lot. Is that any surprise to you? After all, we eat a lot!!! We also think about food a lot.  And talk about food a lot. In fact, it seems the only time we’re not talking about eating is when we’re talking about -‘not eating’!! You…

I guess it would be smart to walk in to our guest room once in a while and lie down on the bed and think, could I actually sleep in here? Have I at least tried to make it the best accommodation that I can? I know I can’t meet every adult’s requirements, but can I step it up a bit. Add a variety of pillows. Buy newer, softer, fresher bedding. Make sure the blinds work -not every neighbor needs to know that my guest is getting dressed!

A complete stranger is practically lying in my lap. My feet are suspended over his or her head. After all, where else am I going to put them? I’ve got earplugs in my ears, an eye mask over my eyes and yet sleep completely alludes me. I call out, “anyone have a Xanax”? About 55…