Yes, well, or: When you put it that way

An American sentence: Mental limits to our capacities for relationships exist. 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 removing the line… Continue reading Yes, well, or: When you put it that way

Whoomp, or: There it is

My 2nd rispetto I chanced upon creative group of poets in a Jewish booth; Thrilled, I could not contain a whoop - Perhaps therein I'd hear some truth! I'd friendships deep with bards afar... But this? The twangs of live guitar? Among like-hearts in Jerusalem My inmost voice professed: I am! P.S. I am offline… Continue reading Whoomp, or: There it is

The courage to be vulnerable…

Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you’re feeling. To have the hard conversations.-Brené Brown (b. 1965) P.S. As always, I’m offline for 25 hours for Shabbat, which runs from sunset every Friday to sunset on Saturday. I… Continue reading The courage to be vulnerable…

Icing, or: The cake

My 2nd Alliterisen Baking blueberry pie was Fay's forté Her heavenly skills were well-known throughout New York Her cherry chews and crispy cookies Were wonderful; but Bob most savored her cakes She surely knew how to tease him Promising pound cake, carrot, and chiffon Mulberry muffins caused their bad breakup The Alliterisen The Alliterisen (Complex… Continue reading Icing, or: The cake

WordPress versus Facebook

I’ve long felt that it takes tougher skin than mine to surrender one’s name and face to a public discourse limited by inflamed emotions and finite keystrokes, but ideas of this era must take a stand online.-Me, Times of Israel, Nov. 2014 By November of 2014, I had already been effectively offline for several years.… Continue reading WordPress versus Facebook

Consistent blogging & relationships

Much ado is made of blogging consistently among those who strive to increase their subscriber counts. This is almost always among the first (if not the very first) pieces of advice that new bloggers will get from veterans of the blogosphere: be consistent! Generally, I agree with this. I mean, what's to disagree with, right?… Continue reading Consistent blogging & relationships