Flowers Bloom Within the Compost of Life

In 2014, my cat Lani had a stroke, rendering her blind and deaf. In addition, she was suffering with dementia. So on the advice of my vet, I made the difficult decision to have her euthanized. Lani’s death was one among a sea of losses, which seemed to arrive at the same time. That year, due to mounting expenses, I felt compelled to sell my home.

What’s In a Name

With so many people changing their names these days, it makes you wonder whether a name is just a name or whether their is a deeper significance to the names we are given.

Judaism places great importance on the naming of a child, as it is believed that one’s name represents both their connection to previous generations and to their destiny.

A Day in the Life

I was eating at a local restaurant one evening and noticed a young woman starring intensely at her laptop. Out
of concern, I introduced myself and asked her if she was having
difficulty concentrating.

She immediately said yes and asked how I knew. I told her that I was a retired optometrist who had dealt with similar issues with many patients. She asked me if I knew what was causing her problem.