Year: 2021

A New Blog for a New World

This blog has been a crazy ride. For a ton of years now, I’ve been putting out weekly or almost weekly content. Sometimes folk are reading and responding. Sometimes the crickets are deafening. But it’s always been fun. And it’s always an important way for me to keep myself thinking and active. And the catharsis […]

Pride Parade and a Painful Confession

This might be the single hardest post I’ve ever written. I understand that it may come with consequences, many of which I really don’t want. Probably some I haven’t even thought of. But sometimes something weighs on your conscience long enough and heavy enough that the time comes when purging is absolutely necessary. My Embarrassing […]

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Are the Police Funny?

The Jaffe family television adventures ultimately led to the insanely comedic police adventures of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I came in very skeptical. It’s been a long time since I’ve really enjoyed and appreciated a comedy. So I was pleasantly surprised to find myself not only laughing a lot, but repeatedly laughing out loud. There was even […]

All About the Money, Never About What Matters

OK, I get it. We all need to make money. And yes, technically continuing education is vitally important. But a scam’s a scam. And I’d like to speak out about one that I think is really common lately. I’ll give an example of how things might work. How to Become a Trainer Many years ago […]

Tales of a Customer Support Hero

My job title and description are conversation stoppers. I tell people what I do, and the listener fights hard to hold back a yawn and they rush to change the subject as quickly as possible. Yeah, I get it. Customer support isn’t exciting. They make enthralling TV shows and movies about cops and soldiers. They’ve […]

Marriage, Birthdays, 200 posts… Oh My!

I love posts about occasions. And I’m excited because I get to combine occasions today! This is my 200th post. I feel like it was just yesterday I honored my 40th birthday by starting this blog. And now I’ve delighted your minds 200 times. Go me! But this post is about something so much bigger. […]

Victim Blaming… or Just Sound Advice?

Last week I ranted about how I found myself screaming at my phone while listening to a podcast. The whole incident reminded me of a time a few years ago when I found myself yelling at the radio while driving along in my car listening to a discussion about victim blaming. Ah, how I miss […]

We Will Never Be Silenced

They’re trying to silence us! But it’s so much more complicated than that. Here’s where my thoughts and anger began: Because I Need2Know A few years ago I decided I wanted to be a more informed person. I constantly felt like I didn’t know what was going on in the world, and it was bothersome […]

Israel, Conflict, and a Rapidly Changing World

I came to Israel in 1997, happy and starry-eyed. I was in love with my new surroundings, my new world, from day one. And merely a year later, the Second Intifada began. The dream took a break. For the next seven years it felt like non-stop stress. Constantly checking the news, never knowing who to […]

Meron: Tragic, Horrifying… and Preventable

I am very reluctant to speak about what happened in Meron just a few weeks ago. I wasn’t there. I didn’t lose anyone in the tragic disaster that occurred. But I have so many thoughts swimming around in my head, and I just want to get some of them off my chest. Israel: Must Do […]

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