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One of our families favorite things to do is check out old cemetaries – my kids love to read gravestones and talk about the stories that came behind them. I love cemetaries – I find them comforting in an odd way, although I’m not fully sure I can explain why, and I’m glad that my…

During a three month period, between September 9 and December 16th, we have Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchas Torah, Asher’s birthday, Simon’s birthday, Thanksgiving, Isaiah’s birthday and eight nights of Chanukah. It was manifestly poor planning on my part to produce three kids between Rosh Hashana and Chanukah, but it also means I don’t…

This weekend in the Washington Post, there’s an article about a couple who first met while serving in various capacities during WWII, who just celebrated their marriage in DC this weekend after a “62 year engagement.” This would be a romantic story in any context – but it isn’t a story of parted lovers who…

Hat tip to Rod Dreher for pointing out what he deems the most depressing toy ever – yes, your little one can have his or her own cubicle! Has your two year old been falling down on the hard, tedious job of being a child – here’s a way of ensuring that she’s ready for…

Note: This is the beginning of a multi-part series on agricultural education, the farming demographic crisis and the question of who will grow our food – what the problems are, how we will find new farmers, how they will be trained. To me, this is one of the most urgent questions of our time. A…

Dear Sharon: Some of my friends say there is no Santa Claus. But I really need to know if there is. My Mom has been telling me about something called global warming, and I’m worried about Santa, because he lives up at the North Pole, and if it melts, he’ll be in trouble. My Mom…