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Dead readers and friends,
  My last post was more than two years ago.  During that time, a lot of stuff happened, some good, some not so good.  Blogging and writing and home hospitality were unfortunate casualties of those years.

I am now back and going to reboot this blog. I thought about starting a new blog, but I like the continuity and history that this blog embodies.  I also am very attached to the concept of hospitality and I want to maintain that thread.

I plan on covering the following topics (listed in no particular order of importance).

Hosting and entertaining guests and familyKidney DiseaseCookingDublin, IrelandIsraelFamily tiesEducation
Hosting and entertaining
I love to have guests and to throw dinner parties (or lunch parties).  Few things give me more joy than to prepare an event and have it go smoothly.  I enjoy meeting new people and making new friendships.
Kidney Disease
I have been gifted (sic) with kidney disease, a degenerative disease for which there is no cure, …