Category: Living

Each moment is different. Here are some of mine.

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…

Bad Form?

AS ONE STILL NEW TO the Serious Blogging Experience, I don’t know whether or not it’s tacky for one to link to nice things said about one by others on their blogs. If it is, skip to the previous post.…

Between Unravelings

After further conversation, it seems my employer has rescinded my termination — which is good news for a May 19 diagnostic. As the company’s health insurance is now guarded by a fierce COBRA, however, the financial effect is the same,…

Too Mellow to Die

It worries me somewhat that my friends and colleagues are more concerned than I am that I experienced my fourth cardioversion Sunday. “Experienced” is the wrong word. I experienced, and have a clear memory of, the 150 beats-per-minute irregular jangle…

Poetry of News

There is a certain poetry to newswriting that’s not readily apparent to its readers — and perhaps not even to its writers. This derives in large part, I think, from the absurdity inherent in exchanging six to eight hours a…

First Week In

Three things: – My beats: fire, cops, breaking news, and meetings as needed.– I work with some freakishly smart, amazingly creative people; two of whom I have now dueled with a lightsaber.– The Game hasn’t changed much — get it…