Monthly Archives: November 2011

‘I Am Not Going to Grieve’

I’m guest blogging this week on Tavis Smiley’s PBS website, where you can find a version of this piece: —– How should parents react when they discover that a child faces significant challenges? When mothers and fathers learn that a young son or daughter suffers from a developmental disorder or serious illness, they find themselves [...]

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‘Do you have your books?’

I’m guest blogging this week on the Jewish Book Council Blog and Members of the Scribe. Here’s today’s post, on how Ezra derives comfort from some of his favorite books: Every Saturday morning, I ask my son Ezra the same question. As our family prepares to head out for the walk to synagogue, I stop Ezra [...]

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‘My daily dose of joy’

Reading a memoir, readers often surmise that there must be some part of the tale that the author left out, some additional material that was taken out to serve the larger point. A few times lately, interviewers—or, sometimes, acquaintances— have mentioned that I must have opted not to include some of the more difficult moments [...]

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Struggling with The Divine

I’m guest blogging this week on the Jewish Book Council Blog and Members of the Scribe. Here’s my first piece, on talking to Ezra about God: I was a guest on a radio talk show last week when the interviewer offered a question that caught me off guard. In the midst of a discussion about raising [...]

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‘The healing power of patience, creativity, family, and community’

Enjoy this beautiful conversation with illustrator/author Tom Lichtenheld, coauthor of E-mergency!, about what he learned from his coauthor, Ezra.    

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