A Miraculous Life

Today is my grandmother’s birthday. She’s 85. Her story is worth telling because it’s far from ordinary. She was raised in Lebanon and later married in Israel.  My grandparents had six kids, all of whom were born in Nazareth.  They wanted their children to prosper in the States. So, with just $200, the family settled in Flint, MI. Despite a lack of finances, they pushed their kids to attend college,…. Read more

Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is my my mom’s 58th birthday. I’ll likely be reprimanded for saying her age publicly, but fortunately, she can no longer send me to my room (sorry, Mom). At two years shy of 60, this birthday is not a particularly special one. But my mom has spent 25+ years celebrating even my most boring accomplishments, so it’s only fitting I make a big deal out of 58. I’ve said…. Read more