This is what I had written when I started my first blog at But Mostly Hers, started on June 10, 2009.

I’m usually a non-fiction reader and I guess, writer. That way I can’t get upset with endings because they’re supposed to be based on facts.  Fiction is too finite and usually doesn’t go the way I would want.

Thus a love of the belle-lettre form which is now, I guess, changed into blogging. I originally called it this (But Mostly Hers) because I wanted to make my voice heard over the voice of my husband, the rabbi, especially when he rephrases my ideas in his words, but I realize that there are many other wise people in the universe I am eager to hear. So please let me hear your opinions and reveal as much as you want about your own self.

And you should know I love my husband, my kids, and yes yes my wonderful most fantastic grandchildren who are of course the most wonderful and most brilliant in the whole wide world!

I think I’ll put the cast of characters here, just in case.

  • ISHI-Hebrew for “my man”, in other words, how I refer to my husband for this blog
  • FIL–my father-in-law, whose life often makes me reflect on mine and values
  • D#1, D#2, S#1, S#2–I think you get the picture now–daughter #1, etc…
  • SIL–sons-in-law and
  • DIL–daughters-in-law

Any others that I’m forgetting to explain? If you see anything, let me know.

And this tells you something but clearly not very much. You’ll have to read for yourself to find out more.  And as I write, I do, too. And I am trying to find the hidden that is all around us.

What has changed since then?

We now have 13 grandchildren; my FIL has passed on to his next destination; our kids live in 3 different continents (North America, Israel, and Australia); we are involved in two different educational initiatives in Israel and am looking for the next great adventure always.

The biggest change is that we (ISHI and I) made aliyah in the summer of 2016, and are now residents of Tzfat, Israel! The next chapter of all of this can be found on these pages.