Thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.  They in no way represent the Jewish public at large.  This is my story and truths that I see and believe in.  My identity will remain hidden to protect my family and privacy.

Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.

I have tried to recreate events, locales and conversations from my memories of them.  In order to maintain their anonymity in some instances I have changed the names of individuals and places, I may have changed some identifying characteristics and details such as physical properties, occupations and places of residence.

Please keep in mind when reading my story that this occurred before blogs were around.  This occurred when internet was in its infancy, when dial-up took several tries to connect online.  Cell phones were not widely used.  Beepers were the big fad.   A lot has changed technologically and theologically.






Note:  I did diligently search for the owner/photographer of the background photo, but was unable to find any information.  If you are the owner or know the owner of this photo, please contact me if you have a problem with my using the photo, or if you’d like proper attribution.