Category Archives: everyday stuff

update on baking for good

It’s a little weird to be writing about bread from within the forced bread abstinence of Passover.  But perhaps it is only in absence where one might find perspective.  When last I wrote about my baking for good it was … Continue reading

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of role models and athletics

Both my high school gym teachers died within the last year or so.  Within a year or so of one another.  I was surprised to learn from their obituaries that they were each only in their early to mid 70s.  … Continue reading

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passing on the past

A person’s past may not define them in any current moment, but it certainly had a hand in shaping them.  The good, the bad and the ugly all began as signposts on the roads not taken, as well as the … Continue reading

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learn your lessons well

In a recent blog post I wondered if perhaps I might be *growing up*.  I’ve been wondering that a lot lately actually, whether things are changing for me (via either some inside or outside force) or whether I might just … Continue reading

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election reflection

I grew up in the early days of “women’s lib”, but I was nowhere near it’s epicenter or even anywhere close to the front.  The trickle down of that movement came to me in the form of slapstick ridiculous comedy … Continue reading

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all changes great and small

I guess now is as good a time as any to do a quick check-in and update.  While I’m still on the lowest possible dose of testosterone, and while it has only been a few short months, and while the … Continue reading

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your neighbor’s ass

We are told, more than once, in the Torah that if you see your neighbor’s ass gone astray you must do something to help.  Even if you don’t particularly like your neighbor.  Exodus goes as far as to say even … Continue reading

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revolutionary – a book report

One of my besties is a public school teacher.  Over the summer she attended a conference and bought me a present.  Hooray for that, right?!  When she called to tell me she had something for me I couldn’t imagine what … Continue reading

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the nature of mansplaining – take 1

Let me mansplain something to you about mansplaining.  No, that doesn’t sound right.  I’m pretty sure I am not a mansplainer by either nature or nurture.  At least I don’t think I am.  I hope I’m not.  My brother Peter … Continue reading

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playing for the same team

I got a text Thursday night during dinner from one of the hockey leagues I play with asking  if I could play in a game that night at 10:00PM.  These kinds of (usually last minute) requests are common.  Goalies are … Continue reading

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