Leslie stood with the thousands of women in D.C. on January 21. Many of our friends marched in St. Paul and other cities across the U.S. Perhaps the most unusual march that day occurred at our mom's independent living home in Encinitas, CA where fifty women from 80 to 102 years old staged their own "little march."At Friday night dinner, one of Mom's feisty tablemates, Dee, announced that she was h...
Countdown "How do you measure, measure a year…In daylight, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffeeIn inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife…Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes…How do you measure a year in the life?…How about love?["Seasons of Love" From "Rent"] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj7LRuusFqo&sns=em In St. Exupery's classic, The Little Prince, the wande...
What do Alec Baldwin and Daniel Webster have in common? Inaugural dread.Baldwin tweeted last week: "I wanna perform at Trump's inauguration. I wanna sing HIGHWAY TO HELL."In 1839 Daniel Webster described the hellish situation in DC. The crowds who showed up for Andrew Jackson's inauguration were "like the inundation of the northern barbarians into Rome…They really seem to think that the country is...
We were featured speakers at Hadassah Brandeis Institute and Levy Summer Series. Our speaking engagements include JCCs, synagogues, libraries, book groups, retirement communities, schools, and organizations (e.g. ORT, Hadassah, and Women's League). References are available.
"I was very fortunate to be able to hear Meryll and Leslie speak at a Hadassah event in Israel. Each of the ~50 participants really enjoyed the event because Meryll and Leslie were so engaging. While they had a natural rapport with the audience, you could also tell they had prepared well so they could connect with our particular group's interests. I learned a lot from listening to them, and I found their sisterly interaction unique and fun. If you want an enlightening and uplifting experience, attend one of their book talks." Lisa Shimoni, Modiin Israel
"Truly, you have written a story that makes accessible the reality of existence in Russia, through the eyes of individuals who lived through the various regimes and dictates. It is fascinating and very well told. As I read Vera and Alla's story, I learned more Russian history than I had known from a textbook. That's a big deal, women! You tell the tale with vivid detail and hook us on the two women and their stories, then weave in the history to illuminate their journeys. It is such a necessary book. I am thrilled that the two of you collaborated, as I can see the uniqueness of your personalities come through in the stories, and that, too, makes the book a gem." Margaret Leibfried, Danielson Group consultant
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