What’s worse than Shabbat? Double Shabbat!

Warning: This is a kvetchy post Kvetch /kəˈveCH, kfeCH/ INFORMAL • NORTH AMERICAN noun: kvetch; plural noun: kvetches a person who complains a great deal"She emerges as something of a kvetch, constantly nagging Rick."a complaint"'They don't make 'em like they used to' has become an all-purpose kvetch." verb: kvetch; 3rd person present: kvetches; past tense: kvetched; past participle: kvetched; gerund or present participle: kvetching ORIGIN Middle High… Continue reading What’s worse than Shabbat? Double Shabbat!

Readers, or: Reading

An American sentence My declining readership is reading more of my posts than ever. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that… Continue reading Readers, or: Reading

Personal growth through others’ stories

As much as I have been cranking out poetry recently and will probably continue to do so for the foreseeable future, I can never put my grief over my Papa's death out of my mind. That was the catalyst for this blog, which began with my Skeptic's Kaddish series, written during my first year of… Continue reading Personal growth through others’ stories

Blogging without barriers

My undergraduate degree is in engineering, but, as I've written before, it was a mistake for me to pursue that path because my strengths have never been in the sciences, nor in mathematics. I should have listened to Papa at the age of eighteen when I was applying to universities; I should have pursued a… Continue reading Blogging without barriers

Tips for bloggers #9: Time management

Preface At the outset of this blog post, I would like to make a few important points. Firstly, this advice is intended primarily for bloggers who are invested in increasing their subscriber numbers. For the purposes of this blog post, the concept of 'time management' should be understood in the context of a blogger's efforts… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #9: Time management

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?

d’Verse Poet Pub break

Keeping busy during break Next week, d'Verse Poet Pub will be returning from a two-week summer break, which I am really looking forward to. d'Verse has been a major part of my WordPress blogging experience since my launch of the Skeptic's Kaddish just over one year ago; the community members are such lovely people... and… Continue reading d’Verse Poet Pub break