Sneaking past Ms. Trindle

The yard behind the orphanage had a post-diluvial character, with old chairs haphazardly scattered about in the overgrown grass, as if deposited by an ancient flood. With aplomb, Timothy surveyed the landscape. Sneaking past Ms. Trindle while she activated her credit card had been easier than he'd expected. Glancing around, the boy felt assured that… Continue reading Sneaking past Ms. Trindle

Dissolution of the Korklof Pact

President Garfunkel xertzed his beverage, savoring its fruity flavor as the cold ran down his throat, and glanced down at the top secret memo before staring out to sea. A warm giddiness suffused him, bringing a flush to his cheeks. The dissolution of the Korklof Pact was welcome news, assuming this report from Agent Simon… Continue reading Dissolution of the Korklof Pact

The night sky sparkles with stardust

d’Verse prosery "In space, Captain?" "Yes, Lieutenant. Our analysts are certain. I know it's a lot to absorb; please take your time to…" Pacing up and down the aisle of the top secret anti-gravity aircraft, I find myself reliving yesterday's conversation over and over again in my mind. In space? The very idea seems preposterous…… Continue reading The night sky sparkles with stardust

Him who waits, or: Birthday bobbidi boo

An American sentence: Waiting for my child's birthday to give her this magic set ain't easy. 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… Continue reading Him who waits, or: Birthday bobbidi boo

Roll, or: Eyes

A sijo Personalities don't change with age; we learn to hide our crazy. Enthusiastic and excited every single time, the world and I both roll our eyes and take me with a pinch of salt. 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #11 Ronovan encourages poets to use the word 'excitement' as their inspiration, as either… Continue reading Roll, or: Eyes

The young age of forty-two

Reasons for global immigration Push factors Push factors are reasons that compel or push people to leave the area of where they reside and settle someplace else. Common factors can include armed conflict, disaster exposure, gender inequality, lack of job opportunities, political corruption, and lack of access to competent healthcare and education. In simple terms,… Continue reading The young age of forty-two

Wea’ve Written Weekly – a poetry prompt!

W3 ~ Wea've Written Weekly Friends, not so long ago, when we were marking 5,000 subscribers at The Skeptic's Kaddish, I mentioned that I would be launching a new poetry prompt. I had intended to launch it at the beginning of April, but life got in the way... So, as of now, I am planning… Continue reading Wea’ve Written Weekly – a poetry prompt!

I got a new job!

A big step forward After seven-and-a-half years of working in communications for an NGO that advocates for religious freedom in Israel, I've accepted a grant writing position with the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI); my official start date is Sunday, May 8th. Change is never easy, of course, and I am incredibly fond of my… Continue reading I got a new job!