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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 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 […]

Netanya, Truly a Gift from Above

My oldest daughter, Netanya, just celebrated her twelfth birthday, an enormous milestone in Jewish tradition. Sadly, I didn’t have an opportunity to speak at the birthday festivities, so I thought I’d tell the world what I think of her right here. Unbreakable Bond My Netanya and I have had an unbreakable bond since she was […]

From Nothing to Confusion: My Religious Odyssey

It’s that time again. I worked really hard. I edited like a beast. Did everything I needed to do to make this happen, and now my latest book (#3) is ready for the masses. If you haven’t checked out Teach Like a Ninja and You’re Doing Everything Wrong, please have a look. From Nothing to […]

The Day My Daughter Saved My Life

This past weekend I had a very crazy and unforgettable moment with one of my daughters. She was in a terrible mood, due mostly to the ever-present fighting with her sister. So we split up into separate groups, and I walked holding my precious daughter’s hand. We had a beautiful and fascinating conversation about bullying. […]

Peculiar Travel Suggestions

Sometimes being an adult can get quite frustrating. Life can lack the adventure and spontaneity that colored our youth. Or at least the amount of unplanned craziness we all expect to have when we’re younger. Many years ago I was introduced to an author who would later become my favorite: Kurt Vonnegut. I was quickly […]

Leaping for ALYN

Another year… another leap from an airplane. My son and I are once again jumping from a plane, for an absolutely fantastic cause. We would love it if you could contribute. Every dollar counts. ALYN Hospital is Incredible So first, why should you donate to ALYN Hospital? ALYN is the only rehabilitation hospital for kids […]

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