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Is Silence Always the Answer?

I wrote a blog and then I took it down. I was sick of arguing. I spent the day pondering my need to be heard. Deeply-rooted and far from new, it is my crutch, my cross, my lightning-shaped scar. We … Continue reading »

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Morning Blessings

What do you say when your eyes open in the morning? Hit the alarm clock, peer through the blinds for any glimpse of light, and, finding none, burrow back beneath the covers with the hope that you don’t really have … Continue reading »

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First Tuesday of the New Year

Pale pink winter sky. A dusting of new snow. The brick chimney puffs steam, while inside, radiators hiss warm air. It was harder to wake this morning. The adrenaline high of first-day-back made yesterday easy, exciting even, and then we … Continue reading »

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No Excuse for Bad Behavior

I used to have a friend who’d bark bitchy comments and everyone took it. They just wrote it off as the way she was. In fact, many people would almost kiss up to this person, as if they were afraid … Continue reading »

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Chanukah Lessons After the Fact

I sat in the rabbi’s study, an hour in an ordinary day devoted to looking at biblical sources and studying the meaning behind this time of year in my tradition. Although the leather couches were comfortable, I sat poised on … Continue reading »

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