Ashley Blaker Unites Audiences Through Humor

By Rochelle Miller Chances are you attended one of Ashley Blaker’s performances of Strictly Unorthodox during its five-week off-Broadway run. If so, you can attest to why his shows sell...

The Way It Is: Time to Fall Behind

  As an avowed insomniac, I do not look forward to the day we turn the clocks back. While most people are happy about getting an extra hour of sleep,...

The Way It Is: My New Friend Alexa

  For Rosh Hashanah I slept at the home of one of my daughters. The following week, I slept at my friend Claire’s house. That was the night of Kol...

Schmutter: That’s Bananas!

  If there’s one bad thing you can say about fruits and vegetables, it’s that there are no new products out there. Fruit is fruit. It was here long before...

The Way It Is: Picture Perfect

  Somehow, perhaps because I have not recently traveled outside the country, I managed to let my passport expire. On a recent evening, while out to dinner with friends, the...

Hay! It’s a Sukkah!

  This year, I built the most pasul sukkah I’ve ever built in my life. And I built it in June. Every year, my kids’ school has some kind of academic...

The Way It Is: Stenosis Solutions

  The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that 8 to 11 percent of the population suffers from a condition known as spinal stenosis. As with just about everything in...

The Fake Grass Is Greener

  In general, most people don’t see the draw of artificial grass, other than the obvious appeal of outdoor carpeting. If you’re living somewhere where you can swing a lawn,...

The Way It Is: Somebody Special

  My dad, Willie, was a special man. He was hardworking, kind, and generous. He was both a gentle man and a gentleman. A wonderful husband to my mom, Helen,...

Can We Have a Straw Poll?

  I can’t believe we’re living in a country where everything’s going to be legal soon except straws. I’m referring, of course, to the ongoing Straw Ban, in which the government,...
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