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Running for My Life · 20h ago

Missing, and appreciating, my mother on her birthday

"When a mother dies, a daughter's mourning never ends," Hope Edelman wrote in her book, Motherless Daughters. Her books are mostly about early loss, but her words ring true for me, and I assume for many, who lose their mothers at any age. I think tha...
Running for My Life · 6d ago

Sad news about influential professor

Jon KlarfeldLotta sad things happening these days.I wrote about the Literacy Project's Zoe Rosenthal dying after being hit by a car, and now I have news about the death of Jon Klarfeld, my f...
Running for My Life · 6d ago

Remembering influential professor

Jon KlarfeldLotta sad things happening these days.I wrote about the Literacy Project's Zoe Rosenthal dying after being hit by a car, and now I have news about the death of Jon Klarfeld, my f...
Running for My Life · 1W ago

Thanks to Facebook, a painful look back

PJ with her Bouviers de Flandres in 2012Facebook thought I'd like to look back on a post f...
Running for My Life · 2W ago

Our family's Hanukkah miracle

Tea for toddler and dollAfter witnessing the lighting of two menorahs and going to two parties during real Hanukkah, I went to another party on Saturday at Ben and Meghan's. It was an attempt to cover as many bases as possible. Due to family comings ...
Running for My Life · 2W ago

Good days during Dana-Farber-free week

With the crew at Kate's Kitchen on ChristmasI hope I didn't sound too dramatic in my last ...
Running for My Life · 3W ago

Falling down, getting up, going to Boston

Pretty relaxed with a needle in each armAs I walked into The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center for my internal sunburn Wednesday, a nurse was asking another patient the routine questions, including, "Have you had any falls?"I had planned NOT to mention...
Running for My Life · 4W ago

Six good things during the past week

Candle lighting at the JCAHoliday parties and a writing award provided an uptick after a sad week.1. Went to the Jewish Community of Amherst for a Hanukkah party Wednesday with candle-lighti...
Running for My Life · 1M ago

A day of sadness and celebration

When I wrote about the friend who was killed in a car accident, her name had not yet been released, but since then the local news outlets reported that her name was Zoe Rosenthal, a much loved teacher at The Literacy Project. The Daily Hampshire Gaze...
Running for My Life · 1M ago

Fun time at the Hot Chocolate Run

The Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage in Northampton is such a fun and festive event that I'm not sure why it wasn't on my radar all those years that I was running Saint Patrick's and the T...