Miscellaneous

My top reads of the summer

I normally save my book recommendations for the end of the year, but I've read so many good ones this summer, I decided to do an intermittent list. My book preferences are a mix of fiction (typically YA or suspense, especially with an unreliable narrator), theology, biography, and memoir. This summer in particular has focused… Continue reading My top reads of the summer

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Miscellaneous, Social Issues, Theology

The battle for self-acceptance: hair and faith edition

I’ve written before about how my curly hair is an outward marker of my Jewish identity (ethnically speaking). I want to revisit that subject today, because it took me over 25 years to find the right haircut. 25+ years of having stylists consult other stylists in front of me because they had no idea how… Continue reading The battle for self-acceptance: hair and faith edition

Miscellaneous, Writing & Publishing

A year in review (of books): 2017

It’s time for my annual Year in Review (of books), which is not technically over yet – there are a few books I hope to finish before January 1st rolls in. You can often infer a lot about how a year went based on some of my favorite titles, which means I must start with… Continue reading A year in review (of books): 2017

Miscellaneous, Theology

What Judaism taught me about gay marriage and persecution complexes

If I ever have children someday, there’s a chance they might ask me if I remember what I was doing on the day that gay marriage became legal everywhere in the United States. I can tell them that I was in the middle of my usual morning routine, drinking coffee while reading a book to… Continue reading What Judaism taught me about gay marriage and persecution complexes