Donna Summer Musical now in Tampa

Last night my husband and I were treated to tickets to “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” at the Straz Center in Tampa, Florida, in exchange for an honest blog post about the show. For background, I really enjoy musicals. I often get emotional and cry during musicals – from “Annie” to “Rent.” I knew that “Summer” would be a jukebox musical, using Donna Summer’s music to reveal part of her

Love is Love became my battlecry

How Love is Love became my Battlecry

I was young when I got married. Many people shared their opinion that I was making a mistake. More significant than the fact that I was still a college student, I was marrying outside my faith. I was raised the daughter of an Orthodox, Jewish Rabbi and I married a man raised Catholic I had no business even knowing. I stood up for the love I felt was magical and

Lentils with Vegetables

This fast, easy recipe can be made with staples in your home. Add more vegetables, or leave them out. Swap the zucchini for carrots. Use water if you don’t have vegetable broth. I like to keep red lentils on hand because they quickly cook up to a hot, soft texture, as healthy comfort food. Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon