The American Experience, Part I: Travel, Weddings, and Numbers

The last two weeks were one gigantic adventure. My amazing wife and I did so much in just a short period, and I can’t stop talking about our experience. For two weeks I learned so much about myself, family, travel, the world, and so much more. I can’t wait to talk all about it in […]

Devorah and I: One Amazing Year… an Extra-Amazing Always

It’s been a year. A whole year. It’s hard to even imagine. Devorah and I joke all the time about how our dating experience seemed to last a lifetime. The process of getting to our one month dating anniversary (mensiversary?) took forever. Yet somehow or other the first year of marriage just flew by like […]

The Struggle Here, the Struggle Now

To say that these past three years here in Israel have been a struggle for me is not an exaggeration. I came with a whole lot of baggage and hard feelings. And I came with a lot of high hopes for what my life could and should look like. Struggle to Find my Path I […]

Time to Stop and Hug Your Kids

I gasped. And almost threw up. My son and I were packing up the car to go away for the weekend, when I watched his feet start slipping up from underneath him. The Fall The weather has been pretty nasty here lately, and the stairs were freshly mopped and still drying. And there he was, […]

Parties, Coalitions, and Craziness… Oh My!

Yup, politics. More specifically, Israeli politics. Not something I love to talk about, and I’m sure there will be folk who do not love to hear what I have to say. Israel’s Messy Political Situation The political situation in Israel is a mess. Now, granted, it seems to be quite a mess everywhere. Americans are […]

I Can Sit Again! Surviving Pain (Part 3)

What happens now? I’m virtually pain free, with a few kinks here and there, and some days worse than others. But for all intents and purposes, I’m back! The question is, what happens now? Bucket List: Revisited Every once in a while I review my bucket list. There are a ton of items on there […]

Recovery: 5 Essential Steps to Where I am Now (Part 2)

So how’d I get to be pain free? How did my recovery begin? Well, it took a whole lot of time, patience, and hard work. But there are five elements that really put me over the top, all of which I’d like to speak about here. Once I resolved that my sciatica was not going […]

Kicking Sciatica, Living without Pain (Part 1)

I’ve never been a patient person. This post is a pretty solid example. I’m writing this perhaps months before I should. And, of course, by writing it now I’m risking the threat of the omnipresent and mighty jinx. Living with Sciatica The last couple of years of my life have been marred by sciatica. For […]

Advice to my Son, the 16-Year-Old Me/Him

I have a 16-year old son. It’s an odd thing to say or even believe. Age 15 was one of the hardest years of my life and I still vividly remember the pain. Yet I have a son that has already passed that point. For certain, it has not always been an easy road. But […]

Overcoming Oppressive Guilt

The last couple of decades have not always been easy. I’ve got more than my fair share of trauma to speak of. And just when I thought I was starting to get a handle on things, physical pain started to become an all-consuming reality in my life. But one of the biggest plagues that has […]

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