Dear Stephen,

Well written, thoughtful piece of writing! Thank you for sharing it with us. As an immigrant, a Jew & a woman, traits I’ve always thought of as my strengths, it never ceases to amaze me that others would consider me “less than,” any more then I would judge another by the color of their skin. What possible difference does that make? It’s always been the capacity to feel empathy for others, intelligence & passions that I “judge” others by. I do have one bias, one trait I hate in others: stubborn stupidity. There’s just no cure for that.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.