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A Woman of Valor Who Can Find?

Posted by: erika on: June 1, 2014

Julie Geller’s version of Eishet Chayil is still my absolute favorite version of this ancient song traditionally sung by a husband (and sometimes children) to his wife to honor her role in the house. Because it comes from Torah verses, to say that it’s a bit archaic is putting it lightly. And while I absolutely […]

“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot — it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that, I try to make sure my experiences are positive.” — Maya Angelou My first experience of Maya Angelou, who died this week at the age of 86, […]

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Posted by: erika on: April 3, 2014

My sister’s obituary Patrice M. Davis was born on July 1, 1982, to Vince and Pathy Davis in Toledo, Ohio. She showed a love for art at a young age. Her parents encouraged her passion for the arts by enrolling her in the Young Artist at Work Program. Her medium was sculpting, ceramics and fine […]

Oh, baby!

Posted by: erika on: July 11, 2012

It’s amazing how something so small can be so big. I’m lucky to have three wonderful little boys in my life. My nephews will be six, three and one before the end of August. Mirs and I had the opportunity to flex our parenting muscles two weekends ago when my parents were in town. Through […]


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