Difficulty of writing a new book: What could go wrong?

I’m in the throes of writing a new book, this time with my husband, Rick Kaplowitz, as co-author. It’s a very different experience than the first time I wrote my book. The book, Taking Aim at the President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford,...

Same-Sex Relationships, Marriage, and Family-San Francisco Values

Sexuality is an issue that touches every person alive. Our conception is a sexual act, and most societies have rules or norms that set boundaries on sexual behavior. Incest is a common taboo. Human bodies mature to enable sexual relations, and our hormones drive the desire for sexuality — more or less strongly — in most all of us.

Our Old House – A Happy Remodeler

When life is good, I care about my home. I know this because I’ve experienced a time when life was not going well and I didn’t care about my surroundings. I was looking inward, not outward.

The Family I Never Knew

All my life I was told by Grandma Regina that she lost her entire family in the Holocaust. Grandma, my mother’s mother, was from Warsaw. She escaped the slaughter by coming to the United States at the turn of the century. Before the Holocaust, in Poland, Jews were the...

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