Year: 2020

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 […]

Why the hell is my gym closed?

It finally happened. I’m pissed. The other day they shut down the gyms. Again. The first time they did it, I understood. I was unhappy, but I saw where they were coming from. My life was about to get considerably more uncomfortable, but I saw that it was for the greater good, and went home […]

Car Troubles and the Best Thing I Ever Bought

Way back when I was having some car trouble. I admit it. I am not good with cars. At all. Yeah, I can drive one just fine. At least, I assume I remember how to (currently, no license in Israel). But when it comes to maintenance and just general knowledge, I know nothing. The Little […]

School in Israel and the Plague of Unknowing

School Daze in the Holy Land These are quite confusing times. My son had been thriving in his distance learning already for a couple of months. But things were happening in the world. So, originally we were told that at best he would be back in school in September. But things were improving, so they […]

Devorah, the Royalty of Step-Moms (5 Reasons Why)

Devorah, the Step-Mom Last week I spoke about step-parents, the unsung heroes with just about the most difficult job imaginable. But this week I would like to talk about a very specific step-mom: My beautiful Devorah, who stepped into her role with purpose, and continues to be amazing at it every single day. I want […]

5 Reasons Why Step-Parents Have the Most Challenging Job

Parents vs. Step-Parents I’ve been a dad for nearly 17 years. It’s getting to the point where I don’t even remember what it’s like not to be a father. I wake up knowing that my decisions have consequences. I go to sleep knowing that decisions I made throughout the day could affect my children for […]

Tales of an Extraverted Introvert

Confused Identity Having a confused identity is nothing new to me. In fact, it’s part of my identity. For the longest time I’ve called myself an introvert. And a few events recently called that into question for me. Am I an Introvert? But first, why did I think I was an introvert in the first […]

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