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Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

(It’s Leland) This is a nice holiday, though not one that cracks my top 5 (Flag Day, Chanukah, Purim, Halloween and Arbor Day, not in that order).  But, I do love the Peanuts cartoon and have a soft-spot for cranberry relish.  There is something nice about a...

The New Normal

Just for “shits and giggles” (to quote Leland), we decided to hit the local Mall the day BEFORE Thanksgiving for some Chanukah shopping.  It’s Black Wednesday, didn’t you know?  Anyway, it is my goal to avoid the Mall from now until December...

A Minor Milestone

About two months before my surgery, I found out that my cousin Dani was having a reading of a musical called Class Reunion for which she wrote all of the music and lyrics in New York City on November 18.  I told Dani that if I was feeling up to it, I really wanted to...

I’m proud of me!

This past summer we took a family vacation to a high-falootin’ resort in Pennsylvania with the Tapper cousins (17 total).  My son Eli managed to spend many hours and quarters at a variety of arcade games. His favorite, though also the most frustrating,  was...

The lost art of letter writing

Today was a great day.  And I’m not saying that just because it was 11.11.11.  Although, I have to say that’s pretty great too.  Leland is really into doing something on these “special numerological” days and insisted that we do something to...