Category Archives: Health

The brink or the threshold?


Or perhaps the final frontier? Have you ever had a panic attack? I’ve had more than a few.. but they ‘ve been intrinsic… I don’t panic outwardly, fortunately for others, but not for me. Which is the reason I never … Continue reading

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Feast of the Tabernacles – Succot


SUKKOT 5776 (FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES 2015) 27 September – 2 October 2015Shemini Atzeret 03 October, Simchat Torah 04 October The Festival of Sukkot begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day after The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), which this year, … Continue reading

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Yom Hashoa – Lest we forget


Day of Remembrance Yom Hashoah — Let us remember… Six million Jews, including one and a half million children**, were murdered in the Holocaust – a systematic genocide of one third of the entire Jewish population. Holocaust Day is a … Continue reading

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Changing the world… One Class at a Time


When I saw the documentary movie, Paper Clips some years ago, (a MUST SEE – on circuit in South Africa at the Art Nouveau and also on DSTV in 2011), I made myself a promise: to make contact with Linda … Continue reading

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Catch up on 2012


Things got a whole lot more complicated before and after I went to USA. We had such a bad run last year, personally, I’m VERY pleased 2012 is over. I’ve lost 2 of my closest friends in the past year. … Continue reading

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The Dinx Diary – a Cardiac Bypass and open heart surgery!


“In June/early July, I had planned to send a mail to my American family and friends… as follows – unfortunately, or fortunately in this case, doctors’ checkups got in the way: “Basil and I will be in the USA. From … Continue reading

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San Francisco – June 2010 – Part I


 I promised myself I’d write a daily journal from the day I arrived in San Francisco. Well today is 2 weeks exactly and I’ve not yet made good my promise. With 4 grandchildren, ranging in age from almost 9 to … Continue reading

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Terrible Tales


I had a terribly disturbing call a couple of hours ago. A good friend of my niece, a young single chap of 34 years of age, shot himself earlier this afternoon in Cape Town. My niece hadn’t heard yet, when … Continue reading

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My mom’s Yarzheit


Today is the 1st anniversary, in the Hebrew calendar, of the death of my mom. Although she passed on the 3 June, this year our Yarzheit for her falls on the 24 May. A whole year has passed in a … Continue reading

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Why am I here?


In order to test the saving and editing commands which resulted in the only time I ever had a double post on Letterdash,  today I used that opportunity to clear something up: I’m not “back” on LetterDash per se, except … Continue reading

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