Sum Of This, Sum Of That

“Fell On Black Days”

The day started out normal enough. I woke up, as usual, before my alarm. Looked to my left. No one there, but I’m used to that. My husband always leaves for Camp Tanuga, where he is one of the directors, late in April so not waking up next to him this time of year–though not…

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Adoption is a work of heART

We first met Marla Michele Must on location at a park in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Marla contacted us to see if we’d be interested in being featured in an article for which she was being interviewed.

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Mean People Suck

When I was in line at the drug store the other day, the guy in front of me was noticeably irritated. It seems he had to wait a few minutes before the cashier got to her register, so he got annoyed. I get it. I hate waiting too. But right after he left, the cashier…

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What Are You Going To Do?

We just celebrated Rosh Hashana. Rosh Hashana always falls in the fall. It’s either “early” or it’s “late,” but it’s always in the fall. Apples and honey, the shofar and the Torah: Rosh Hashana marks the first day of the beginning of a new year. At services, the Rabbi asked our congregation: “What do you want…

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“Cleanin’ Out My Closet”

There’s an old organizational rule that says “If you haven’t worn something in over a year, you no longer need it.” I’ve seen that “rule” in fashion magazines countless times, but I never liked it. How do you know you’re never going to wear something again after only one year? Some pieces, yes, they’re losers…

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On Turning 45

When I turned 40, I wrote a post called On Turning 40. I think that’s what messed me up. If I hadn‘t written that one, I wouldn’t feel the need to write this one, but I did, so now I do. I have been thinking about this post for months, trying to come up with…

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Coming Clean: The 17 Most Asked Cleanse Questions

I recently did a cleanse, for 7 days. No gluten, dairy, sugar, coffee or alcohol. I lived through the journey on the Dim Sum and Doughnuts social media channels, but I didn’t get into specifics. Below are the answers to every question that came up during my journey:

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“Remember The Heroes”

The first Marine I ever met was a friend of my brothers. Marines weren’t exactly plentiful in the suburbs of Detroit during the eighties, so I didn’t meet one until I was in high school. Where I lived, joining the Marines—or any branch of the armed forces— wasn’t the path most people took.

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Thank You Note

Dear You, On March 23, 2016 we came out with the post Lose Yourself. It was an announcement post of sorts: We decided as a family we were going to take a shot at branding Dim Sum and Doughnuts.

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Restaurant Review: Chartreuse Kitchen and Cocktails

I love to eat and I love to eat out. (Someone else cooking AND cleaning up? Yes, please!) But most of all, if I’m truly excited about something interesting or different, I love to spread the word so that others will know about it. Chartreuse Kitchen and Cocktails, a restaurant in Downtown Detroit, (very close…

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