Rambling On…

Hannah :) — 05/27/2006
Master Mary and Baby B — 05/16/2006

Master Mary and Baby B

Baby B was born today! Woooooooooo hooooooooooooooo! I am so happy, I can hardly stand it. Hannah Audrey is her name 🙂 Congratulations Bri and Sarah! For those who are out of the Berkowitz family tree loop, Bri is my brother, Sarah is my sister-in-law, and Hannah is my brand new niece!

It has been a very intense day. Master Mary Davis Cates died this morning. Master Mary was an amazing martial artist, the highest ranking member of Cuong Nhu outside of the founder’s family, a hero of mine and many many others, and most of all, a wonderful magical woman. It is a very sad day for very many people.
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Ottawa — 05/10/2006


Me and K went to Ottawa for Passover this year to visit K’s family. Lorena came too and their folks met us there. We stayed with Heather and Bruce, K and L’s cousins, and their children Adam and Max. Their other cousins Mark and Tina, and their 2 daughters, Leah and Omi, came from Toronto and stayed there too. It was a full house! K and L’s folks stayed with Rob and Ros who live nearby. Rob is K’s mom’s brother. Got all that?

photo of LB, K, Lorena, Tina, Mark, Heather, Bruce, Omi, Leah, Adam, and Max

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Shoe Blues — 05/06/2006

Shoe Blues

(insert blues harmonica riff after each line…)

Me and K went to Skechers
To get some shoes
It was hard to find good ones
And I got the shoe blues

I tried on 5 different pairs
But they were all wrong
3 hurt and one didn’t fit
We were there for so long

My mind was aching
I was so sick of shoes
Thought of leaving without them
‘Cuz I had the shoe blues

Then I looked on the sale rack
And found one magic pair
They were brown and sturdy
And we got out of there

(blazing guitar solo goes here)