No, I won’t step out of the picture. At a recent family gathering, my undeniably adorable child and I were playing on the ground. She was shredding the petals off a flower, like you do, and I was talking to her about the pieces she was attacking and what colors they each were when I … [Read more…]
Last year, I received an advanced reader copy (ARC) of The Tao of Bill Murray by Gavin Edwards, marketed as an epic collection of Bill Murray stories. In exchange for a truthful review, the publisher sent me the polished manuscript, not quite finalized but assumed to be pretty close to what would be published a few months later in September 2016.
As a Bill Murray fan, I was excited to learn more about this somewhat mysterious celebrity and glean what wisdom he has to offer. But I never made it past the introduction.
I’ve always known that Jews are easy targets, that we are often unwanted, misunderstood or actively hated. I’ve known it since the third grade when the boy I considered my best friend told me that Nazis were going to kill me, even though I had blue eyes, because I was Jewish. I still don’t know … [Read more…]
If I believed in soulmates, she would be mine. From the moment we met our senior year of high school, Courtney and I were inseparable. For the next two years, until I moved back to South Carolina, we stayed at each other’s homes, judged one another’s romantic interests, and generally considered our minds melded. A … [Read more…]
For the past few months, I feel like I spend half my time wading into comments sections (I know, I know – never read the comments) and screaming at the top of my keyboard lungs: Not all Jews! The rise of anti-Semitism is undeniable but lately, it feels like it is also coming from all … [Read more…]
Another day, another terror attack – this time in England at a concert. Dozens have lost their lives and hundreds reportedly injured. The horror is all too familiar, the sadness overwhelming. As reports came tumbling in, a pattern emerged – the suspect Muslim, his skin brown. And I despaired even more deeply. While terror is … [Read more…]