Life Lessons From a Jewish Mother Joke

Melanie SturmOther, Meaning of Life

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“Everyone has two lives,” Hunter Thompson famously said. “The second one begins when you realize you only have one.” That’s the moral of Alfred Nobel, whose obituary was mistakenly published, memorializing him as the inventor … Read More

How Do You Measure A Life?

Melanie SturmMeaning of Life

Thank God for dirty jokes, especially the two my mom insisted I tell anyone willing to listen as I motored her through a storm of diagnosis and decision-making last month. Distracting us from the stress … Read More

Joan Rivers’ Life Lessons — Can We Talk?

Melanie SturmMeaning of Life

God knows Joan Rivers had much to atone for every Yom Kippur, considering her trenchant wit, off-color jokes, and celebrity takedowns—though sidesplitting. Never deferential to fame and status, Rivers claimed, “I succeeded by saying what … Read More