Something that has to be played with…

Identity for me is something that has to be played with and explored, and not become complacent about or uninterested in.-Mika (b. 1983) Identity is an assemblage of constellations.-Anna Deavere Smith (b. 1950) The most important thing for me as an artist is having an identity.-Eric Church (b. 1977) Unless we base our sense of… Continue reading Something that has to be played with…

The Jewish teddy bear

A dozen or so years ago, when I was living in Washington, DC, I had a good friend who taught me a lot about traditional Judaism. I had great fondness and admiration for him. Unlike me, he had been raised in an Orthodox Jewish family, observing Shabbat, keeping kosher, attending weekly prayer services with his… Continue reading The Jewish teddy bear

Concerned with time management?

Checking in with you Ever since I published a series of blogging tips, I've started receiving questions from other bloggers and requests for more posts. This particular post is not part of that series, but, rather, it's related to that series. I hope it is clear that I am no subject matter expert, but, rather,… Continue reading Concerned with time management?

School WhatsApp groups: fathers not wanted?

A haibun Last week, my wife was added to a Whatsapp group called 'Welcome to first grade', but I was not. I should not have been surprised, I suppose, because just two years ago, when our daughter was entering her preschool-kindergarten program, this same thing happened. Of course, I admit that I was not particularly… Continue reading School WhatsApp groups: fathers not wanted?