Warning: Neuroses Ahead

Aging is a tricky thing.  Not only does it mess with the body, it also messes with the mind.  And often those two things are at cross-purposes.  I realize I’m not the first person to come up with this notion, but it is happening to me, for the first time. In my Jewish tradition, it’s... Continue Reading →

A Precious Gift

This week I was given a gift.  It came from an obvious place, but is nonetheless precious.  You see, the last couple of weeks I’ve been feeling a bit down.  Not seriously depressed, just blah.  I guess if I were writing a country song I’d say I’ve had the blues.  Perhaps my mood mirrors the... Continue Reading →

How to Find the Magic In You

I restarted this blog for several reasons.  The obvious one is that I love to write.  When I sit down at my computer and get started, I feel calm and yet excited.  It’s an actual physical sensation of pleasure and I feel my brain, which is often swirling with thoughts and feelings, become organized.  Whatever... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Inside of my Brain

This past week has been a strange one.  Lots of mainly mundane transitions, but transitions nonetheless.  I’ve also started educating myself on this blogging artform and while it’s always invigorating to learn new things, I find my thoughts spinning.  And to top it all off, I’m waiting anxiously for news from my daughter about a... Continue Reading →

Freedom from a Narrow Place

Tonight I will sit down with family and friends to participate in the tradition of the Passover Seder.  For the most part, the ritual is the same every year: retelling the story of the exodus from Egypt so future generations will remember it and keep retelling it.  But why bother? The Jewish people have a... Continue Reading →

I’m the Responsible One

I just read in someone else’s blog that it’s best to write when you have energy and are focused on your writing.  Well, today I am tired.  Not just “It’s been a hectic week,” tired, but the “I feel drugged and lethargic,” type of tired. I guess I should wait and do this another time... Continue Reading →

This Time It’s Personal

This week I’ve decided to get personal.  I’m referring to a situation with which I’ve been dealing in regards to a health issue.  Thankfully it’s not life threatening but still requires some special attention.  And, as I’ll explain, it’s been frustrating, overwhelming and a bit scary at times. For most of my life I’ve suffered... Continue Reading →

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