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All in Good Time

Rachel Bachrach

Whether you’re calling customer service, buying a new food processor, or planting grass seed, your timing matters. Here’s a cheat list of the best times to do almost anything.

 

Shooting Star

Barbara Bensoussan

Have you ever caught sight of a shooting star tracing its dazzling trajectory across the heavens? It seems to appear out of nowhere, lights up the sky for a moment, and then is gone, all too soon. Avigail Rechnitz a”h was one such shooting star.

 

Turning Tides: Mirror, Mirror...

As told to Leah Gebber

My son tried on a pair of dark plastic frames. Trendy frames. “What do you think, Ma?” Sarale, my daughter, looked at him carefully. “Don’t ask Mommy … she’ll hate them.” I ignored her. “I don’t think the school will like them.” It was my standard refrain, my way of deflecting the blame from myself — I’m still a good mommy — to the school.



 
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