Last Days of 39

Last Days of 39

When playwright, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, asked me to participate in her 40 Lunches project, I was hesitant at first. Don’t get me wrong; I said yes right away. Elyzabeth’s side project and the side website to go with it is the kind of idea I wish I had...
How to Host a Big Dinner

How to Host a Big Dinner

I host big dinners often, easily a majority of the Friday nights in a year unless it’s one of the occasional but glorious dates when we’re invited to someone else’s house. Yes, glorious. While I love the satisfaction of providing a good meal and Shabbat experience for...
Telling a Friend Not to Get Married

Telling a Friend Not to Get Married

Oy to the vey, this is a tough friendship question over at my advice column at The HerStories Project. Bottom line: If your friend is engaged but you feel she (or he!) is making a big, but not dangerous mistake, do you let your friend know how you feel or stay out of...