Posts Tagged ‘New York’: 3

Can a Museum of the Macabre Help You Deal with Death?

I spoke to Joanna Ebenstein, the museum’s creative director, about how the general public might perceive such an exhibit. “People think it’s morbid to talk about death and dying,” she said. “But I feel that thinking that way is morbid in itself.”

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Beating a Bad Case of the Birthday Blahs

My son turned fourteen last week, and his birthday promised to be one enormous letdown. The year before we had celebrated his Bar Mitzvah, marking this 13th birthday, in grand style.  He surprised the congregation with a hilarious yet meaningful speech about the commandment “Though shalt not covet,” complete with him riffing off the Bruno […]

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How Not to Keep Up with the Joneses

How can we instill in our children an appreciation for what they already have — especially when the people around them seem to have just about everything?  Here’s our family’s holiday tip… This fall, my two children moved from a warm and caring New York City public school where a large percentage of the students […]

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