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Sometimes parenting is a hot mess

Sometimes parenting is a hot mess

By Ed Harris Seattle residents like to complain that they never know for sure when summer will finally start. I, however, have a sure-fire technique for picking the last cloudy, overcast, unseasonably cool day of the season: The precise moment we leave town for our annual family vacation. For several years now, our travel itinerary(…)

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A taste of Argentina in Seattle

A taste of Argentina in Seattle

By Michael Natkin, Jewish Sound Columnist Chimichurri is the quintessential sauce of Argentina, and deserves to be better known in the northerly climes. It is somewhat like an Italian pesto, but made from parsley, and without the cheese or nuts to thicken it. Like pesto, it comes together in a food processor with just a(…)

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Six action items to #bringbackourboys

By Rivy Poupko Kletenik, Jewish Sound Columnist Dear Rivy, I know there seems to be no shortage of awful things that happen to us Jews, and maybe on some level we should get used to it. As I read about anti-Jewish activities in France for example, I confess — I sometimes just glaze over. I(…)

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Mein Yiddishe Papa: In defense of dad

Mein Yiddishe Papa: In defense of dad

By Ed Harris Households across America this month celebrated Father’s Day. June, with its “Dads and Grads,” is probably a great month for Hallmark, especially now that most of humanity has embraced Facebook as a way to offer free birthday congratulations, a transgression I have committed more than a few times myself. You can get(…)

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Gray and white matters: Mapping autism in the brain

Gray and white matters: Mapping autism in the brain

By Janis Siegel, Jewish Sound Columnist As part of his U. S. brain initiative in 2014, President Obama visited Israel and learned about groundbreaking brain research developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers. This is part one of a two-part look at some of those technologies. He’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s resident warrior(…)

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As spring turns to summer, our palates follow

As spring turns to summer, our palates follow

By Michael Natkin, Jewish Sound Columnist Green garlic is one of those wonderful farmer’s market ingredients. You don’t often see it at grocery stores, but it’s at every market in the early summer months, where it overlaps with last year’s storage potatoes. Green garlic is simply the shoot of an immature garlic plant. The kind(…)

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Honors all around to current and emerging leaders

Honors all around to current and emerging leaders

By Diana Brement, Jewish Sound Columnist “Humbling,” is how Seattle’s Joshua Gortler described receiving an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Yeshiva University (YU) May 22. Speaking the week before, he said the most remarkable thing was that this could happen to “an immigrant kid who [came] to this country without a penny. “What I’ve(…)

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My two left feet

My two left feet

By Ed Harris, Jewish Sound Columnist I knew being a father would bring surprises: Becoming a “Dancing Dad” is one, however, I never saw coming. I am in fact a terrible dancer, much to my wife’s disappointment, as her favorite leisure-time activity when we first met was folk dancing. Early dates of ours included student(…)

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Be quiet? Not a chance!

By Rivy Poupko Kletenik, Jewish Sound Columnist Dear Rivy, I can barely contain myself. I just read the article by Paul Greenberg, “Holocaust Day Again” — posted all over the Internet. It is revolting on so many levels. Here is what he writes: Another year, another Holocaust Day — just as there’s another Earth Day,(…)

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Spring is in the air, and so is picnic time

Spring is in the air, and so is picnic time

By Michael Natkin, Jewish Sound Columnist This salad is great to have in your back pocket for those potlucks and picnics that are starting to pop up on your calendar. It is easy to make, light and healthy, and packed with flavor that adults will love, but manageable for kids too. In this kind of(…)

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Finish your homework and get thee to Winthrop!

Finish your homework and get thee to Winthrop!

Diana Brement JTNews Columnist 1 “It’s just a magical spot… [and] so hard to leave” explains Hannah Cordes about moving her family from Seattle to Winthrop this past fall. Having spent weekends and vacations in their “tiny cabin” (500 square feet!), they found themselves “falling in love with the whole valley.” The decision was made(…)

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Hurry up, kids. I wanna be a grandpa

Hurry up, kids. I wanna be a grandpa

Ed Harris, Jewish Sound Columnist The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article entitled “The Long (Long) Wait to be a Grandparent.” Tell me about it. We baby boomers took longer to marry and have kids than prior generations, and millennials are pushing these traditional milestones of adulthood out even further. Hence the millions of(…)

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