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THE BEST THING ABOUT WRITING A BOOK IS ALSO THE WORST THING. You’re glad it’s done, it’s even hard to believe. An idea on a scrap of paper becomes a few sentences on your Notes app becomes a title page … Continue reading
WHAT I REMEMBER MOST ARE THE SHOES. Piles and piles of soul-filled skyscrapers, spread high and wide, the colors muted by time. All shapes and sizes, some worn and others barely used. A monument to madness. There are images more … Continue reading
SHE WAS A DARLING LITTLE GIRL in a black and white photo, holding a tiny flower, a face blooming with innocence and wonder. I picked it up from my desk and walked to the next office, where I thanked my … Continue reading
SO AN ELDERLY CHRISTIAN GRANDMA WALKS INTO A BAT MITZVAH. I know, you’re thinking “what happens next?” Does she lead the Hora? Sing Hava Nagila at the top of her lungs? Do the Electric Slide? Well yeah, sure, she pretty … Continue reading
IT HAPPENS MORE OFTEN THAN I CARE TO ADMIT. I’ll put on a fresh pair of jeans and find a dollar in my pocket. I’ll smile, then sigh with the guilty resignation of a purpose unfulfilled. I’m not upset that … Continue reading
SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO LET GO. The jacket from high school that no longer fits (and stop fooling yourself, it never will.) The “lucky shirt” that has more holes than memories. The empty wine bottle you kept for 20 years … Continue reading