In my own life, it is now five months into the pandemic. The time is demarcated by when I started working from home and essentially became a hermit. I am fully aware that I have an enormous amount of privilege which has allowed me to work from home safely and although I have sacrificed some, … Continue reading The Silver Lining of Pandemic Living
Is it enough yet?
The current COVID-19 death toll in the United States is 157, 119. Donald Trump's recent interview with Axios' Jonathan Swan is a worldwide embarrassment. In case you missed the highlights: President Donald J. Trump: Yeah. Under the circumstances right now, I think it’s under control. I’ll tell you what- Jonathan Swan: How? 1,000 Americans are … Continue reading Is it enough yet?
A Very Important Announcement
Tips for Stopping the Spread of COVID: Wear a Mask. Seriously. Just find a pleasing piece of well-fitting fabric and wear it properly over your nose and mouth. Stop Going Out. You may not hear this from your state or local leadership. You certainly won't hear it from POTUS. Everyone wants the economy to reopen, … Continue reading A Very Important Announcement
DJT On Defund the Police: Lies and Fear Mongering
pic.twitter.com/Jwv5ko6Y3j — Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) July 2, 2020 This is why Donald Trump is a dangerous person. Merriam-Webster defines dangerous as: Donald Trump is a dangerous man because he continues to exploit our nation's vulnerabilities. This political TV ad is trying to scare citizens by lying about efforts to defund the police. Fear is a form … Continue reading DJT On Defund the Police: Lies and Fear Mongering
Out of the Shadows
What if a close friend knowingly invited her Jewish friend and her anti-Semitic, homophobic, white nationalist, conspiracy theorist friend out to dinner? Or the farmer's market? Or her son's first birthday party? This close friend knew both individuals intimately. The Jewish friend was unaware of the type of company her close friend keeps and it … Continue reading Out of the Shadows
Three Marks of Existence
Let me begin by saying that 2020 on both a personal and global level has been a kick in the lady bits. I'm intimately acquainted with every knockdown plaster pattern in my home. My dining room table is my home office and I'm constantly subjected to felines walking all over my work laptop. I can't … Continue reading Three Marks of Existence
On Vulnerability and Ghosting
If you haven't been on the receiving end of ghosting, I congratulate you. Whether it be romantic or platonic, it is an experience that is perplexing, frustrating, and humiliating. I can't remember when I first heard of ghosting, but I know that there was a certain relief upon realizing that this was a shared phenomenon. … Continue reading On Vulnerability and Ghosting
Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right. - Ani DiFranco Words are my tools and this is my weapon. I am outraged. And I really believe you should be, too. The latest U.S. statistics from the CDC (as of Monday, March 30): Total deaths: 2,405 Total cases: 140,904 The most optimistic numbers … Continue reading Keep Calm?
I am thinking of writing a novel, New Employment in the Time of Pandemics, inspired by Love in the Time of Cholera. If it's gonna be weird, chances are it will happen to me. I started a new job last Monday while the COVID-19 pandemic escalated. And trust me....the situation is NOT lost on me. … Continue reading New Employment…
It may be surprising to some that I was once considering the rabbinate. I majored in Jewish Studies with the intention of becoming a Rabbi. I loved studying the Tanach. Anything related to ethics, morals, and textual analysis gave me all of the nerdy feels. Throughout the years I possessed many bibles. A white, leather-bound … Continue reading Micah 6:8