It’s Snowing, and I Have a New Website

It’s my favorite kind of morning. Snow is falling. Upstairs, my boys are sound asleep, happy to have the time off from school. I’m off, too, and these extra hours are a gift, wrapped up with the silence unique to a day like this. I’m sitting here with my coffee – one eye on the computer screen, the other watching everything go white outside the window.

Though I feel especially peaceful when it snows, I’m still nervous and excited to welcome you to my new website. Take a look around and let me know what you think.

It’s as if I gave birth to a baby and she’s crawling around on the Interweb. In fact, so many analogies to childbirth come to mind, I could go on and on – the months’ long gestation period and the labor pains and the feelings of gratitude and accomplishment that it’s finally out there. I’m now looking forward to watching her grow and hope you’ll join me for the ride.

This is my blog’s new home. My previous blogsite, which has been faithful to me since I began blogging in late 2011, will be retiring to a warmer climate, where she’ll finally be able to catch up on her reading.

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In the spirit of Tu B’shvat, the Jewish New Year for Trees, I thought I’d share my latest essay, in which I confess my jealousy of trees, which get to stand tall – far from the chaos down here. http://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/our-lives-as-a-tree/

I look forward to staying in touch.

Merri

6 thoughts on “It’s Snowing, and I Have a New Website

  1. I hope you’re loving your new clean (and bright!) home. It looks great, it’s organized and easy to navigate, and it says exactly what you write about. I feel like I need to clean up mine now.

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    1. Thanks so much for that, Nina, and for inspiring me in so many ways. I suspect a website is like a storage space you’ve just had overhauled by California Closets. It still can get messy. It needs attention. We’ll have to keep one another on task (on the bus?).

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  2. Merri –
    Your article about Tu B’Shevat was incredibly beautiful and touching. Thank you for putting into words exactly what I’m feeling!
    Hatzlacha rabba on your new “baby”!
    With love and encouragement,
    Helene

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