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Chaim Stern

Fun, Loss, Death, Love: A Life Along I-95

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I realized the other day that the river of my life has been I-95, the highway that starts in Canada and ends thousands of miles later and a couple of...

You Don't Have to Be Jewish to Need to Repent

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lea Lane

Failure to repent is much worse than sin. One may have sinned for but a moment, but may fail to repent of it moments without number. Chasidic say...

Chelsea, I Still Haven't Received My Invitation!

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lea Lane

Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea. I know your guest list is whittled to only 400 or so lucky souls. I know that you aren't inviting many donors and celebs to...

When the Clintons Moved to Chappaqua: A Personal Memory

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Word is out that the Clintons will soon be movin' on up to a 10-million dollar, 20-acre farm in Bedford Hills, 10 minutes up the Saw Mill Parkway fro...

A Tony Winner Sets Off a Chain of Memories

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lea Lane

Red sparked my own memories of my life in-and-around New York City. These connections cascaded in a six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon kind of way back to the play.

Two Passovers, Two Unexpected Loves

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lea Lane

This Passover I will be reminded that good men may not share religions or backgrounds, but they can share values and qualities.

My Husband Fought the Same Brain Cancer as Senator Kennedy

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

As it seemed for both my late husband, as well as the late Senator Kennedy, life with a terminal diagnosis can be infused with love, caring and gratitude for the opportunity to celebrate a full life.

Media Vultures, Waiting On Death

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

The ghoulish, hasty public deathwatch by the media exploits and reflects our dark side, our urge to rubberneck at an accident site, to scan the tabloid headlines and talk about the terminally ill.

Peaceful Words For Times Of Conflict

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

This difficult time in Gaza has flamed many comments and much anger. My late-husband, Chaim Stern, was liturgist for the reform movement of Judaism. ...

A Husband's Struggle with Glioblastoma: My Tribute

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Death can be infused with love and caring; and for the most part, peace can come, and in a strange way, gratitude for the opportunity to celebrate a full life.