Published by admin on April 10, 2018

Missing Glances

  Most of us are content glancing— a mother holds her young daughter’s hand, crossing the street.   Our mind registers— oh, a mom walks her young daughter across the street.   We glance, but we do not see— how proud the little girl is skipping in her new cherry-red shoes, with the black buckle; her…

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Published by admin on February 23, 2018

ABC

  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 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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Published by admin on December 5, 2017

Why Writer’s Block is Bullshit

  Write about your struggles. Because if you can’t write, you’re struggling.   And it’s probably not something pretty, either. You’re not writing about IT because you don’t want to face IT. And, yet… that is the key to the door that you’ve been hanging around, pacing, for what seems like forever-and-a-half. It doesn’t mean…

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Published by admin on September 2, 2017

The Magic of the Open Road

  I slept in my car on the top of a hill on the outskirts of Albuquerque last night. In my head, I was somewhat worried. The guy I met (and partied with) at Marble Brewery was cautioning me against it. Where does this fear come from? It’s like the phantom “boogie man” of my…

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Published by admin on April 14, 2017

California

  For most of my adult life I felt like, eventually, I would end up living in California. At least for a while. Well, here I am. And what a circuitous path it has taken to get here! Short recap: Lived in Atlanta for 10 years. Felt blah. Realized I wasn’t growing. Called my bro…

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Published by admin on October 27, 2016

Stowaways!

Eighteen–and counting. That’s how many countries I’ve visited so far. But is it true? Sure, I’ve traveled through that many countries, but have my feet touched the ground there? No. To really experience a country, my feet have to touch the Earth there in some form or fashion. Which got me thinking: My shoes are the real…

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