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
Hello to you, dear reader. Today I draft this post not only as a practice in self-reflection, but also an exercise in humility. There will be many words, so please stick with me until the end. My cat almost died this week. If you are Facebook friends with me, you are already aware. My emotions … Continue reading The Subjectivity of Value
I wouldn't share an earbud with you, but here are 14 of my favorite songs.
In high school, I gravitated toward the creative kids. I took ceramics and creative writing; I found myself in drama class doing a poor version of Monty Python’s silly walk. (I just couldn’t loosen up enough to be that silly.) No matter what class I was sitting in, I suffered from imposter syndrome. I was … Continue reading Art is Hard
I am fairly positive that at this very moment there is someone who is feeling like I am tonight. Not only do I have my very first toothache (and potentially my very first root canal on the horizon), but I also feel depleted. Emotionally and spiritually depleted. Lost in the woods. Aimless, wandering and wondering. … Continue reading Millennial Malaise
What does it mean to be spiritually prepared for your intentions?
Today is the holiest of holidays in Judaism, Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. On this day, we repent (teshuvah) and confess (vidui). We beat our chests as we utter each transgression. We deny ourselves earthly pleasures: food and drink; bathing; lotions and perfumes; feeling the softness of leather on our skin; … Continue reading Vidui (Confessions)