Miscellany

Nine Questions About Writing

In my mental description of my creative self, I identify as a musician, not a writer.  Despite all the writing I’ve done over the years that moniker never really feels authentic. And why not?  Because I don’t have a degree in writing?  Because my work has only been published online?  Where’s the line I need to cross… Continue reading Nine Questions About Writing

Music

Three Songs Not At All Related to This Time of Year (but that you might like anyways)

There have been a lot of huge philosophical concepts resting heavily on my mind lately:  What it means to have choice, the responsibility to protect others from harm, the obligation to not place a stumbling block before the blind, the meaning of hope, the exhortation not to judge others until you are in their place,… Continue reading Three Songs Not At All Related to This Time of Year (but that you might like anyways)

Music

Can A Mommy Foster Her Own Talents?

One of the most popular search terms that leads to my blog (besides sheitels, which is, oddly, my most popular search term) is “how to get things done with a baby.”  Lately, I’ve been wondering how to get things done with my three non-babies.  And by things I mean the “extra” things like playing music.… Continue reading Can A Mommy Foster Her Own Talents?

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Why Religious Hypocrisy Isn’t A Deal Breaker For Me

{Howdy!  This post is up on Aish.com in a revised form.  If you wanna read it, go here}   I don’t really feel like writing.  There are a number of excuses I could use:  There’s a lot of housework to do; it’s a beautiful day out; my nails are too long (no, really, it bothers me when… Continue reading Why Religious Hypocrisy Isn’t A Deal Breaker For Me