Yesterday I took the laundry out of the washing machine and was faced with the consequences of my reckless stupidity: I hadn’t checked for tissues in pockets before loading the machine… the carpet ended up a total mess… Then my … Continue reading
it’s Erev Yom Kippur tomorrow, and here’s what I wrote as a new blogger, back in 2007 – my very first Yom Kippur blog post: What does Yom Kippur mean to you? What does it mean to each of us? … Continue reading
I’ve been quiet here for ages, but the other night there was stuff I needed to articulate, so this happened. I do, in theory, have a bit more time on my hands now, so it’s totally possible that my blog … Continue reading
So I’m sitting there and listening to a bunch of people talking about the parable of the Good Samaritan and I’m seeing them getting tangled in all kinds of what if this and what about that and they’re totally missing … Continue reading
I just got home to find that someone, somehow, despite all the security I have in place, managed to get into my WordPress account, pick three posts from my Drafts folder, and publish them. Two on this blog and one … Continue reading
I was standing by the back door and looking at a tree. Specifically: at a little branch, with spring buds, in the gentle sunlight. My heart ached with the beauty of what I was seeing, and I felt: I’d love to share this beauty with people online, but I know I can’t. I can take a picture and share that (and for what it’s worth, here it is) but the picture won’t do it justice. Even if I edit it on Snapseed or whatever – it still won’t really show the beauty that I saw.
And words can’t do it either, even though I’m good with words.
And I thought: it’s a bit like Continue reading
You know the feeling when your favourite bar/pub/café shuts down? The place where you go to hang out with your friends, where you bump into people regularly who you might never get seriously close to but you always nod and … Continue reading
One essay submitted, next one awaits but I’m pausing to recharge before I start working on that one. The one I’ve just done took the stuffing out of me, and left me feeling exhausted and also really sad. People around … Continue reading
taking a break from essay preparation because I just realised why I’m hating it so much and what I really deeply need to do right now. It’s a bit like taking a break from, say, sorting through a pile of … Continue reading