The road which makes death a fulfillment…

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.-Wallace Stevens (1879 – 1955) Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.-Gloria Marie Steinem… Continue reading The road which makes death a fulfillment…

Jewish communal professional

My co-worker was a rabbi By tremendous coincidence, one of my co-workers at The Jewish Agency for Israel was a rabbi who served at one of my hometown (East Brunswick, NJ) synagogues for six years. He is approximately my age. I mention this because it goes back to my once-dream of becoming a rabbi, which… Continue reading Jewish communal professional

Consenting to dream of the actual world…

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.-Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry (1871 – 1945) An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.-Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (1863 – 1952) Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission… Continue reading Consenting to dream of the actual world…

I must go in, or: The fog is rising

A limerick I must go in, for the fog is rising. Though, truth be told, it's unsurprising. Mean plans for Man set in motion, back with skies, stars, beasts, lands, oceans... God shows no great interest in revising. d'Verse poetics: 'Words of Departure' At d'Verse, poets were encouraged to select one of phrase from the… Continue reading I must go in, or: The fog is rising

The most seductive thing about art…

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.-Henry Ward Beecher (1813 – 1887) Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.-Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) Every artist writes his own autobiography.-Henry Havelock Ellis (1859 – 1939) An… Continue reading The most seductive thing about art…

Profiled by Ken Hume

One idea I've entertained (which has been done before by other bloggers) is to profile and/or interview fellow writers whose content I particularly enjoy. This is something that's long been on my back burner; and it will probably remain there for the foreseeable future because I'm simply too busy to invest myself in another new… Continue reading Profiled by Ken Hume

The sinners are much more fun…

I never did a day's work in my life, it was all fun.-Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.-Jimmy Buffett (b. 1946) We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power,… Continue reading The sinners are much more fun…

You don’t know until you know

Last night, my wife and the other mothers of the girls in our daughter's first grade class had an evening gathering to discuss the social dynamics that have been developing among our children. This was exclusively a meeting for the girls' mothers, rather than for all the mothers, because the boys and girls tend to… Continue reading You don’t know until you know