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miriamhendeles@gmail.com
1-323-243-7116

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Could’ve, Should’ve

Regret. Guilt. Disappointment. Failure. These are all normal feelings for human beings.

Looking back instead of forward. Wishing we can do it again. Resenting the way things have turned out.

Not normal. Not a good thing. Probably a waste of time.

I remember taking math tests or other difficult exams back in the days of school and even college.  I recall having what we called the “post mortem.” We would gather together outside of the classroom and compare which answers we put for specific questions. It was so ridiculous because the look on one’s friend face when she realized that “c” was the wrong answer to a multiple choice question was enough to make me melt. Who wants to be the one to cause someone else to think, “Aaargh! I should NOT have changed my answer!?” Continue reading


Like Riding a Bicycle

I logged onto my email account one night last week, and found the following from my friend, Chani* (name changed to protect the guilty!), from out of state:

Chani: Hi there, Miriam! How are things? I”m babysitting for my 7-month old grand-daughter, and as I write this, she is screaming in the crib. I can’t get her to sleep. Any ideas? Thanks! Chani. P.S. Her parents don’t like it when she cries herself to sleep…

Me: Hi Chani! Why don’t you try holding her and cooing her to sleep? Or better yet, let her cry herself to sleep – after all, it’s your house, right? Oh whatever. I don’t like to give advice. I’m sure you will be fine. Continue reading


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