One of the challenges of having regular deadlines is, well, meeting them. Coming up with ideas that are satisfying, that I think people might (maybe? hopefully?) like or relate to. Some weeks it’s so clear. Other weeks it’s really not. Some weeks the pieces come out right away. Other weeks I have to struggle to… Continue reading Cold Weather Creativity
Yesterday, as I was watching my daughter cross the street to go to a friend’s house, it started snowing. Not much, and no accumulation, but still, there it was. Sunday, I was in California. Okay, Friday through Sunday. I was at the Aish HaTorah Partner’s Conference, which was amazing, inspiring, amazingly inspiring. I’m telling you, you… Continue reading Don’t Just Look For the Helpers, Be a Helper
Sometimes when I write a piece, I know exactly what I want to say, exactly where to start, where to go and how to wrap it up. Other times, I’ll have a vague idea and after a couple of drafts, a clear vision will form and then I’ll finish it up. This week, I started… Continue reading Love, True Love
In the aftermath of something horrific, I always feel the desire to post something, to say something, to suss out some emotion I can share. But I usually can’t. I’m usually too deep in the actual feeling of the emotion to be able to sort through it in a coherent enough way to turn it… Continue reading Responding To Tragedy
Finally! Finally finally! I am back! Back to all the things! Tishrei was more relentless this year, and for a few reasons that I’m not gonna get into right now, I was head-down-just-make-it-through-the-day for most of the month. It was very overwhelming and today’s resumption of a more normal and less frenetic routine (though, let’s… Continue reading The Blessing Of Routine
Okay, that’s an exaggeration. I actually do have some things done, a result of me finally learning to double kugel recipes and also bake kugels in smaller containers (my family never, never finishes a 9×13, even when we have guests, and the leftover inevitably are tossed, but it took me years to just put the… Continue reading It’s Almost Rosh Hashanah And Almost Nothing Is Done
Over time, I’ve noticed a pattern I follow for creative gigs. I say yes to a number of opportunities, not realizing that the deadlines will all coincide roughly around the same time, then work frenetically to meet said deadlines, vow to never do it again, feel a pleasant sense of accomplishment, forget the feeling of… Continue reading The Week I Wrote More Articles Than Ever Before
I have less than zero time to do this post, but in the spirit of fully utilizing this potent month, here is a link to my Hevria post today, part of Elul’s theme of Love & Fear. Hevria is extending this theme to everyone and anyone who feels like participating, and you can share your… Continue reading It’s Elul!
Remember this post when I revealed to you just how off the BuJo wagon I had fallen? All those large swaths of empty unused pages. All that missed opportunity to be even more organized! Well, my friends, has the pendulum swung in the completely opposite direction (I feel like that could be a memoir for… Continue reading From Nothing To All The Things: BuJo Update
Time is so weird. It seems like I only just wrote my last article for Hevria and then last night I was hanging out with some friends and a reminder that my new post was due popped up. How did two weeks go by so quickly? Well, we all know that they do. And we… Continue reading Is Age Really Just a Number?