Category: Living

Each moment is different. Here are some of mine.

… re-echo …

here’s what I wrote in a recent column… Screaming in the dark 2/14/03 By Neal Ross If you live among human beings, you must never mention how terribly, nakedly vulnerable we all are ? because we all spend a good…

eulogy

This is what I said about Jim at his funeral: When studying to be a rabbi, I learned a tradition that says one should begin every public discourse with a jest. So here?s Jim?s and my very favorite shared joke…

… echoes …

for some reason, perhaps because this is my first big loss, I thought the funeral would “make things better.” it didn;t occur to me that I felt that way until afterward, when it didn’t. … I did my hardest weeping…

… And we’re back.

Well, here’s the column. NOW I can go on. ;-) ……………………………………… How I spent my summer vacation By Neal Ross Monday night, I told Ann, “When I go back to work tomorrow, the medical hell of the past three months…

frontal dispatch

I am now trying to write a 15-inch column about the Summer of Tzuris, at my newsdesk, on a new iMac, while hordes of people are giving me intermittent hugs and questions on my first day back at work. It’s…

Two Towers, Two Tasks

FOR SOME REASON, THREE SIGNIFICANT dates fell out fairly close together recently: Sonoma’s first (?) 9/11 commemoration, Simchat Torah and the autumnal equinox. The first marks the end of American innocence; the second, the annual restarting of the synagogic Torah…

Huntenpecken

Quick post-Shabbat update (apols in advanmce for the typing, as I am too tired to go get my patch from the dining room: 1) Consulted a friend of mine who used to be in th e IDF re: Thiursday’s incident…

But wait…

SO my eye doctor tells me yesterday that he has NO IDEA what’s causing the misalignment, and is referring me to whiever of the two Big Name Medical Centers (either the University of California, San Francisco or Cal/Pacific) will be…

Or Hapanim

Tomorrow, Ann and I go off to the Reform movement’s Santa Cruz Kallah, for a few days of study, prayer, eating, schmoozing and sleeping. She’s driving; I’m walking with a cane. (She’s already (and quite rightly) accused me of having…

Afterwards, Sleepy

Email to friends: Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 17:25:32 -0700 (PDT) Baruch atah H’, hatov v’hameitiv. To be brief, since I have to get back into bed (my wiufe is growling at me, and rightly so) — The cancer is…