We’re Getting To The Part I Remember

I don’t remember when I first walked or talked. I don’t remember the first day of kindergarten or first grade or really any one particular day or moment from those very early years of my life. I do remember failing the big French test in … Read more

Old Reliable

I’ve had a few nicknames — none that really stuck, which was probably a good thing considering the Peppermint Patty one from college which I’d just as soon forget. One nickname though that does resurface every now and then in my extended family is one … Read more

How To Get Creative (Get Bored!)

People sometimes ask me how I get my ideas for essays, blogs, books and the like. I was never really able to answer this question in a coherent or meaningful way. “I don’t know. They just kind of come to me” I’d say hoping that … Read more

A Train in Spain

I once had breakfast belly up to the bar at a dive somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the Spanish countryside wearing only a pink Victoria’s Secret night shirt. This may not be going where you think it’s going. I studied abroad in London … Read more

Finding A Rabbi…..And More

When the president of my synagogue called me on my home phone number (only dialed by telemarketers and my in-laws) last summer to ask me to be on the committee to help our synagogue find a new rabbi, I laughed — out loud. I almost … Read more

My Favorite Pods

I like working out. I like folding laundry. I like chauffeuring my kids around in what used to feel like endless circles to sporting events and evening activities. Why is this you ask? I will tell you why. One word (not two) —podcasts. I LOVE … Read more