My Terrible Relationship with the Doctor

I hate going to the doctor. No, I’m not afraid. Even needles don’t really bother me. And I’m willing to follow advice given to me. I’ve just learned over the course of these forty years that it is rarely worth it for me. Everything from bad, super quick diagnoses, to horrific bedside manners, to straight-up […]

30 Mind-Blowing Secrets to Fitness

I have been immersed in the world of health and fitness for half my life now. I have learned so much and I’m still learning a ton every single day. However, sometimes I wish I can go back in time and tell my younger self a thing or two. Because there are multiple lessons, secrets […]

My Life and the Spinning Plates

You know the classic spinning plates performance? The performer has a bunch of thin sticks, and one by one he spins a plate and balances it on one of the sticks. Every time a plate is about to fall, he gives it another spin. And he just keeps adding plate after plate until he reaches […]

I Will Never Forget Gush Katif

I moved to Israel in 1997 and left in 2005, only to return eleven years later. Gush Katif: Blue vs. Orange Israel was not calm in 2005. It was pure insanity. The city of Jerusalem was covered in orange, in solidarity with our brethren living in Gush Katif, who were facing imminent expulsion from their […]

Rear-Ended, Miserable, and Hoping for Change

Rear-Ended: The Day that Needs to End Did you ever have one of those days where really early on in the day you are begging for it to end? Like the day was cursed, and you didn’t even want to attempt to make it better? You knew something was off. You got up in the […]

Twitter, Mansplaining, and the Sh** Day I’ll Never Get Back

I had a bit of a weird moment a couple of weeks ago. Very modern. Very ridiculous. And I’m still trying to process the whole thing, mansplaining and all… I work in customer support. I’ve been doing so for four years now. It’s an odd job. Sometimes I do hefty research for the customer. Sometimes […]

5 Reasons Why My Dog’s a Better Person than I

So I’m standing in my living room, thinking of what to write about, and I look to my left and see my dog, my beautiful dog, asleep on the couch. And that was that. The perfect topic, right there. Frank came into the Jaffe family over three years ago, and nothing has been the same […]

5 Ways My Husband Inspires Me Every Day

I’ve had a handful of guest posts before from an assortment of amazing people. But none quite like this one! My beautiful and amazing wife surprised me this morning by writing the best guest post I’ve ever had or will ever have. So without further ado, here are 5 Ways My Husband Inspires Me Every […]

Conquering the Bucket List in the 44th Year

Here we go again. Time for the annual birthday post. Three years ago I started this sucker on my 40th birthday, and look at me. Over 150 posts. Still going strong! And here we are. 43. Still rocking the semi-quarantine. Not necessarily shaping up to be the most thrilling 44th year… but let’s see what […]

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