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Winter Feast for the Soul 2017: Day 40 Gratitude

Forty days have passed by quickly. I was looking back at past years and found that this is the first time that I posted on this blog each of the forty days. 310 more words

Greg Katz

Dear Jack: The “What 3 Sounds Can You Make?” Misunderstanding

6 years, 3 months.

Dear Jack,

Holly and I were quiet, just minding our own business. You presented Mommy with what appeared to be an engaging, impromptu game, when she heard you ask the question, “Mommy, what three sounds can you make?” 308 more words

Parenting

Dear Holly: Both of Your Half-Italian Grandmothers

9 months.

Dear Holly,

Everyone in our family of 4 is a quarter Italian: I am, Mommy is, your brother is, and you are.

That’s because both my Mommy (Nonna) originally from Buffalo, New York, and Mommy’s Mommy (Grandma) from near San Francisco, California are half Italian. 282 more words

Parenting

Pocket Sized Stories: Isidore Lefkowitz & Elgort

It was our first small business endeavor as hot-shot advertising agency. We named the company Isidore Lefkowitz & Elgort, after ourselves, blind to the fact that no one would be able to pronounce let alone spell our names right. 206 more words

Grandparents

How Half-Remembered Childhood Memories Got Me Into Writing

This post is going to be a bit different, but I’ve been wanting to talk about this for a while now. I know that most people consider pastimes and hobbies to be wastes of time. 590 more words

Writing