Good Man, Good Deeds – Making a Difference

Shaul Janes
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We all have the power to make a difference in the world, but it doesn’t always feel like it. I would like to take a moment to brag a little bit about my husband, Shaul Janes. Shaul and I moved to Cleveland Heights just over two years ago from Jerusalem. It has not been an […]

A great day for a haircut for a cause

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On Sunday, March 11, my 14-year-old son sat to have his head shaved in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser for childhood cancer research. Usually I keep my family out of my public posts. But Adam is such a sport and, frankly, he looks pretty good with a tight shave. Below is the “before” photo. That’s […]

Sponges and Rocks

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True story. My grandmother was a sharecropper. For a span of years, she and my grandfather picked cotton on a parcel of land owned by Mr. Charles in Natchitoches, Louisiana. I remember the day my grandmother showed me a cotton boll and demonstrated how to separate the stems from the cotton from the seeds. My […]

How 9/11 brought me to a more local life

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On September 10, 2001 I ate dinner in suburban Chicago with a member of my sales team  whose territory I was visiting. We ended up debating religion and politics, which was as much a mistake then as it would be now. I woke up early the next morning, used the hotel workout facility, showered and […]