Starting out with a brief introduction:
This is my 60th year (b. 5 January 1953), which I'm devoting* to taking stock of my life: where I've been, where I'm at, and where I want to go before I'm through.
I'd like this blog to be a place for exploring and sharing my thoughts and feelings on matters that connect to SquareCircle issues, anywhere along the personal-to-global spectrum: women and children, families and communities, education and culture, caring and making a difference.
*...while continuing full-time work outside the home and relating to my family: wife to DH of nearly 30 years; mom to two university freshwomen DDs (b. 1/1988 and 10/1989); sister to two DBs living in the PNW, both parents recently deceased, R.I.P.; pet-rescue householder of (at present) one dog and three cats.
I'm Wikipedia editor Deborahjay, an ongoing effort in my fields of expertise (Holocaust, Israel, arts & letters).
I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised in Southern California, mostly Los Angeles County, which I left in 1984 to make Israel my permanent home but return to the States yearly for family visits.
I'm a grassroots and e-activist in the spheres of politics and Jewish identity, which I prefer to discuss elsewhere.
Health and nutrition issues are important to me and I'll probably join in the forum on these topics, especially where I have positive personal experiences to share.
And as soon as I can break away from my pre-weekend chores, I'll write about how I became Rastamom :-)
== yours truly,
Deborahjay (Deborah Schwartz Jacobs)