Monthly Archives: June 2014

  1. Saying Goodbye


    June 23, 2014 by Melanie L.

    At age thirteen, I stood with my mother at the back of a packed funeral home to say goodbye to a plump-cheeked …
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  2. Doorbell


    June 23, 2014 by Melanie L.

    I knelt bedside and clasped her hand.  “Please visit me,” I croaked unacknowledged.  Cancer tethered her promise within. Months later, my …
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  3. When Broken Doorbells Ring


    June 23, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Ding-clunk For all who visit. Ding-dong. I thought: he fixed it. Ding-clunk For all who solicit. Ding-dong. That’s odd, I missed …
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  4. Between


    June 21, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Between the lateral fence rails at the dairy farm near my childhood home. When I visit the farm, I become …
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  5. Of What My Dreams Are Made


    June 20, 2014 by Melanie L.

    I remember my shoes.  They were solid black, heeled, wing-tip Mary Janes.  Despite my best efforts to polish the scuffs, …
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  6. The One Thing You Should Never Call a Female Attorney


    June 16, 2014 by Melanie L.

    “Girl.” There is no place for “girls” in the courtroom.   Several years ago, someone accused me of being a “girl” …
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  7. A Life Unfinished


    June 11, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Are you afraid to die? I wondered ever since I learned of Ali’s diagnosis.  This particular visit to her hospital room …
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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

I'm a happily re-married, full-time lawyer, and full-time mom raising two adorable vilde chayas (Yiddish: wild things) named Monkey and Peanut (not their real names!). I am often seen in public counting to three. In addition to parenting and writing, I also love photography, cosmology, evolutionary anthropology, and all things Israel.

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