Category: Living

Each moment is different. Here are some of mine.

In Egypt, You Say?

I SUPPOSE MEETING BAD NEWS with a muffin recipe demonstrates either spectacular denial or spectacular piety. I have often been accused of both, but the former is the more likely culprit here; I awoke this morning thinking, “No more long…

Interruption, With Muffins

THIS IS TO EVERYONE WHO’S been wondering about my ongoing health in light of recent tests thereof. (If you’re not one of them, please read something else): The good news: Nothing appears seriously wrong with my intestines or either surgical…

Silent Revolution

PROPOSAL: EVERYONE-BE-QUIET DAY. The Idea: Ann fretting about leafblowers disturbing the local birds, and me wondering what the world would sound like were all the machines to be turned off for a while… The Action: On January 1, 2010, between…

School’s Out

TODAY IS THE WORST DAY (or one of the worst days) in any given year: it’s the last day I’ll be teaching religious school, which means I won’t see “my kids” any more — and I’ll be slightly stupider without…

Shalom, Mr Chips

IT’S NEVER EASY TO SAY “goodbye” — so I’ll say “thank you” instead. Due to current synagogue demographics and ill health, I won’t be teaching at Shir Shalom next year. Obviously, I have mixed feelings. But mostly, I would like…