I was laying on my back in the driveway. I have a huge to-do list, and I don’t know what to do. I could focus on any of them but they all feel useless, or not useless, but not really like they get at IT, at what I’m supposed to be doing. So I lay on my back and asked… Read more →

Hanukka Retrospective

  When you engage with Jewish holidays in the US, they feel slippery, like how you only see ghosts and fairies out of the corners of your eyes. But each holiday has its own quality of slipperiness. With Chanuka, first, I never spell it the same way twice, because it comes from a different alphabet, and I don’t trust Spell… Read more →

Love Is Just Around the Corner…

Some people know, and some people don’t, so here’s the skinny… Yes, we bought a house. At its core it’s an old farmhouse, and then it has weird additions. It’s on 3/4 of an acre and around the corner from where we live now–Rachel counted, and it’s actually 15 doors down, a 10 minute walk. We’re slowly taking things over… Read more →

Nine Philly Rabbis & Jewish community members arrested protesting Dakota Access Pipeline at TD Bank

“In the week in which we read in the Torah the story of the great flood and Noah’s Ark and in which we begin the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, we immerse ourselves in liturgy and narrative about water. Now is the time to honor Native rights and environmental justice by taking action in solidarity,” said Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari, Kol Tzedek Synagogue who… Read more →

The violent Dakota Access Pipeline protest raged for hours — until this tribal elder stepped in | The Seattle Times

“I want to make sure they have their water protected,” Murphy said. “And I would like to see unity, not only of the tribes, but of all people. We will do this peacefully, prayerfully. I am here until they stop the pipeline.” Source: The violent Dakota Access Pipeline protest raged for hours — until this tribal elder stepped in |… Read more →

Not Even Two Weeks Later…

I’m sitting in a Santa Barbara window seat–early morning, cup of coffee–staring out at the smooth water toward the Channel Islands, confusing a swimming club flashing out by the bouy line for a pack of dolphins and thus waking my daughter too early, watching people more ambitious than I out for their runs. It’s 12 days since I finished at the… Read more →