After 9-11: The boy who lost his father

On 9-11 I watched the 9-11 terror attacks on the large screen TV at the Cleveland Hillel, where I was very active as a Jewish student at CWRU. I watched the attacks and could barely comprehend that they were happening in the real world. "Numb" isn't quite the right word to describe my feelings during… Continue reading After 9-11: The boy who lost his father

Core, or: Seeded

Sevenling (Fine, fine.) Fine, fine. You want to know? He was more noble; more brilliant; and more athletic than me. Just... more, more... All of the above is true, but I was always the better communicator; the more imaginative one; and much more introspective (or perhaps just self-absorbed). An apple lying in the shadow of… Continue reading Core, or: Seeded

Raw Deal, or: Total Recall

A dribble The USA invaded Iraq when I was in fifth grade \\ I recall our teacher telling us to write supportive letters to our soldiers. The dribble The dribble is a brief poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 characters—spaces and punctuation are not counted). The name of the dribble is derived from… Continue reading Raw Deal, or: Total Recall

When a naked person offers you a shirt…

I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.-Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) P.S. I have a personal fondness for Maya Angelou that goes beyond my appreciation for her art. I very… Continue reading When a naked person offers you a shirt…