What's the antonym of "early adopter" in the world of technology?Search Google and you won't find an answer. The illustration to the right suggests "laggard" and I've also heard the term "Luddite" bandied about.While I'm not a complete Luddite, I certainly fit the category of "laggard." I like seeing how the technology will work out before I shell out dollars to buy the latest. I grew up in the ag...
Headbanging, bubblebursting, handwringing threaded my post-election world. As I moved through last week talking to friends and acquaintances in these two liberal Minnesota counties, I felt the shock waves and the questions—could we be so out of the mainstream? Could this really be happening? What will tomorrow's United States feel like for "the other?" Will we be "the other?"Amidst the post-e...
The Canadian immigration website crashed Tuesday night and I am partly responsible. I wrote three blogs on "Places I do not Belong," but never did I think it would include the United States. My dad taught me to be vigilant for Cossacks* and I think I see them entering Washington hand in hand with Donald Trump. They are dressed in the suits of Lobbyist-Oligarchs** who have one chosen issu...
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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