Published by admin on March 11, 2018

When Your Fate Hangs in the Balance

  I’m talking about the decision to get married. I would venture to say that it’s the most important decision of our lives. And though we might say it’s reversible, its consequences may not be.   Maybe I’m being dramatic. Or am I?   Marriage is the default position of our culture. It’s what little girls are…

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Published by admin on February 25, 2018

The Most Difficult of Things

  is not marriage or parenting or learning to sew.   not programming or finals or burying your in-law.   What is most difficult is living.   Living without pretending, that is. And about what are we pretending, dear reader, you ask?   We pretend that our actions and our agendas make any sense  …

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Published by admin on February 24, 2018


  A la one of my favorite Frenchmen (viva la France!) after Camus, that is– Sartre discussed the notion of “bad faith.”   What is bad faith? We were born into a world that already had a bunch of givens: how to behave how to live (though, ironically… not much of a manual for how…

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Published by admin on February 23, 2018


  Always Be Creating.   I traveled the world in 2016 with Semester At Sea, a floating university that took 600 students (and me) around the world to experience different cultures. We had tons of activities and events on board–just like a real university–including quite a few performances, talent shows, etc. I participated in almost…

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Published by admin on February 22, 2018

Thanks for being my guinea pigs

I forgot what a blog was about. It’s about sharing stuff. “Writing it out,” so we can be more whole. Me. So I can be more whole.   This is totally a space (safe space?) where I can test out new ideas. Hopefully, you all will tell me what you think and add to the…

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Published by admin on February 15, 2018


  I only met you a couple of times. I was told that you “ruled this place with an iron first,” but you were nice enough to me. I had been trying to escape the $100 condo application fee, and hence you, when you caught up with me leaving the pool. I was drinking out…

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Published by admin on February 10, 2018

Running to Stand Still

  Those of you from the 80’s or earlier might know this song by U2. I relate– big time.   My life can be characterized by never-ending movement. Florida. Ohio. Michigan. Georgia. Israel. New York. Connecticut. Georgia (again). Florida (again). California. And, now, Florida… again!   I was studying Torah in yeshiva in Israel. I…

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